Turkish Airlines brings Batmobile to travel across Istanbul’s newest Bosphorus Bridge
The cross-continental journey is the first-ever and longest-ever real world ride for the Batmobile
Dubai, UAE; 3 May 16 – Turkish Airlines brought the world-famous, iconic Batmobile to Istanbul to travel cross-continental for the first time via the newest Bosphorus Bridge to celebrate the release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated action adventure movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The Batmobile travelled from Europe to Asia by crossing the Bosphorus Strait via the new Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge which officially opens to the public this summer. This marked the longest-ever ride for the one-of-a-kind vehicle.
M. Ilker Aycı, Turkish Airlines' Board Chairman said “The ride across the newest Bosphorus bridge is symbolic of how the Batmobile unites people worldwide as a pop culture icon, how Istanbul is the one and only city connecting two continents, and how Turkish Airlines bridges passengers globally to 113 countries and more than 287 destinations”.
“This is an opportunity for us to introduce our precious city, Istanbul and our newest bridge to the world. The Batmobile is one of the most symbolic movie icons of all time, and has now connected the world with Istanbul,” added M. Ilker Aycı.
Turkish Airlines’ Istanbul hub is centrally located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, serving as a geographically attractive and natural transfer point for international routes.
The Istanbul hub provides Turkish Airlines with a competitive advantage that allows the carrier to reduce flight time and offer one-stop connections to more than 287 destinations.
The video of the Batmobile’s cross-continental travel can be watched on YouTube here:
The Batmobile ride across the Bosphorus is one of many promotional events Turkish Airlines is hosting as the Official Airline Partner for Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. What is more, the movie experience is extended to fans inflight through an exclusive 777 Turkish Airlines wrapped in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice livery; limited-edition Turkish Airlines Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice-themed amenity kits; a Time Out travel guide for the airline’s newest “destinations,” Gotham City and Metropolis; inflight menu items; and a special edition frequent flyer Miles & Smiles card.
In the movie, which hit theatres worldwide in March, a key scene features Wonder Woman aboard a 777 Turkish Airlines plane. Additionally, an advertisement announcing Turkish Airlines’ newest “destinations,” Gotham City and Metropolis, featured the film’s stars Ben Affleck and Jesse Eisenberg, garnering more than 50 million online views worldwide.
About Turkish Airlines:
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 312 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 285 destinations worldwide with 236 international and 49 domestic. According to Skytrax survey of 2015, Turkish Airlines was chosen "Europe's Best Airline" for the fifth and "Best Airline in Southern Europe" for the seventh consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world's "Best Economy Catering Service", in 2013 the world’s "Best Business Catering Service", and in 2014 "Best Business Catering Service" awards, Turkish Airlines was awarded the world's “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” and "Best Business Airline Lounge" prizes in 2015 Skytrax survey. Currently with 8 US gateways, Turkish Airlines offers 70 flights per week, serving some 5,000 customers. In October 2015, Turkish Airlines added daily flights from Miami, and as of May 2016, daily flights from Atlanta will begin. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on www.turkishairlines.com.
Yardstick of success:
From 2014 to 2015, Turkish Airlines grew its business by 11,8 percent and increased passengers from 58 million to 61,2 million. Rated as a 5-star dining and lounge airline, it offers a massive network, with more than 287 destinations worldwide and growing. Turkish Airlines is a member of Star Alliance and is consistently awarded by Skytrax each year. Turkish Airlines also strives to maintain employee satisfaction, as many employees enjoy longevity in the “family” atmosphere that Turkish Airlines provides.
About Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice:
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, a Zack Snyder film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, starring Oscar winner Ben Affleck (“Argo”) as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent in the characters’ first big-screen pairing. Directed by Snyder, the film also stars Oscar nominees Amy Adams (“American Hustle”), Jesse Eisenberg (“The Social Network”), Diane Lane (“Unfaithful”) and Laurence Fishburne (“What’s Love Got to Do with It”); Oscar winners Jeremy Irons (“Reversal of Fortune”) and Holly Hunter (“The Piano”); and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. Snyder directed from a screenplay written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, based on characters from DC Comics, including Batman, created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, and Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film is produced by Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder, with Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and David S. Goyer serving as executive producers. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was released in in 3D, 2D, and in select IMAX 3D theaters worldwide beginning March 25, 2016, from Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. batmanvsupermandawnofjustice.net
About Star Alliance:
The Star Alliance network 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 India, 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. is currently in progress. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,321 airports in 193 countries For additional information visit www.staralliance.com and/or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube or LinkedIn.