Turkish Airlines Named ‘Best Airline in Europe’ for Fourth Consecutive Year at 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards

  Turkish Airlines Named ‘Best Airline in Europe’ for Fourth Consecutive Year
  at 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards

  Airline Also Takes “Best Airline in Southern Europe,” “Best Business Class
        Onboard Catering,” “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” Honors

Farnborough International Airshow 2014

Business Wire

ISTANBUL -- July 16, 2014

Turkish Airlines, which flies to 257 destinations worldwide, in 107 countries,
more than any other airline, was recognized at the 2014 Skytrax World Airline
Awards, and announced today at the Farnborough Airshow as the "Best Airline in
Europe" for the fourth year in a row. More than 18 million air travelers
voted, making Turkish Airlines the only airline in the world to win this
accolade in four consecutive years. The airline also won “Best Airline in
Southern Europe,” "Best Business Class Catering,” and “Best Business Class
Lounge Dining.”

Turkish Airlines CEO Temel Kotil, Ph.D. accepts the "Best Airline in Europe,"
"Best Airline in South ...

Turkish Airlines CEO Temel Kotil, Ph.D. accepts the "Best Airline in Europe,"
"Best Airline in Southern Europe," "Best Business Class Catering," and "Best
Business Class Lounge Dining" awards at the 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards.
(Photo: Business Wire)

“This is a tremendous honor for our airline and one that we are extremely
proud of,” said Turkish Airlines’ CEO Temel Kotil, Ph.D. “Our success inspires
us to continue to improve and deliver the unparalleled service global
travelers have come to expect from Turkish Airlines.”

This year’s awards mark a continued period of success for the airline which
has seen passenger numbers rise by 16.8 percent so far in 2014 compared to the
same period last year. Additionally, by the end of June 2014, the number of
destinations increased to 257 from 234, compared to June of 2013. During the
same time period, the number of aircraft increased to 257 from 223.

Turkish Airlines continues to cement its position as one of the world's
leading airlines by the significant investments it made in recent years, the
awards received, impressive growth figures, large-scale aircraft orders,
continuously expanding route network and innovative approaches, that
constantly help to improve the airline’s huge family consisting of 40,000
employees.

This year’s awards were based on the results of over 18 million passenger
surveys, with more than 105 nationalities from over 160 countries
participating, covering 245 airlines. A world recognized brand associated with
air travel excellence in the 21st century, Skytrax provides unique products to
the world airline and airport industry through professional audit and service
benchmarking programs of airlines, airline alliances, airports and related air
transport product and service suppliers across the globe. Skytrax has become
the world leader in ranking aviation offers; with no outside sponsorship,
advertising or influence, it is the most respected global airline passenger
study in the industry.

For more information, please visit: http://www.worldairlineawards.com/.

About Turkish Airlines:

Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member
Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline todaywith a fleet of 257 (passenger and
cargo) aircraft flying to 257 destinations worldwide with 214 international
and 43 domestic. According to Skytrax survey of 2014, Turkish Airlines was
chosen "Europe's Best Airline" for the fourth and "Best Airline in Southern
Europe" for the sixth consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world's "Best
Economy Catering Service" and in 2013 the world’s "Best Business Catering
Service" awards, Turkish Airlines was this year awarded the world's "Best
Business Catering Service" and “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” prizes in
the Skytrax survey. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on
the following website: www.turkishairlines.com.

About Star Alliance:

Turkish Airlines is a member of the airline alliance, Star Alliance which was
established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer
worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international
traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous
awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best
Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member
airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air New
Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa
Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish
Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore
Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI
and United. Air India has been announced as a future member airline with
Avianca Brazil to join under the existing Avianca membership. Overall, the
Star Alliance network offers more than 18,000 daily flights to 1,269 airports
in 193 countries.

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Contact:

For Turkish Airlines
Audrey Sahl, 646-561-8508
Audrey@alpaytac.com
 
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