Turkish Airlines celebrates UEFA EURO 2016TM finals
Turkish Airlines, Europe’s best airline and the official airline partner to UEFA EURO 2016TM today celebrates the competition’s final game. The match between France and Portugal will take place at 9pm CET and will be aired live on Turkish Airlines planes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 10 July 16: The carrier is the first airline partner in the 55-year history of the European Football Championship, and has launched a number of initiatives to excite fans throughout this summer’s tournament. The carrier’s #EuropesBest campaign highlighted the best football fans from across the continent for UEFA EURO 2016TM. It included television commercials, unique plane liveries, ticket giveaways and a dedicated microsite. Live matches were available to watch on Turkish Airlines planes and fans and tourists were able to enjoy striking branding across some of Paris’s most famous landmarks, including the Champs Elysees. Turkish Airlines ignited passion in Europe's football fans by taking David Guetta's UEFA EURO 2016™ anthem to the 24 competing nations.
Turkish Airlines were also driving excitement by welcoming players on to the pitch. Cabin Crew brought their world class customer service to the football field by featuring two hostesses at all 51 matches of the competition.
M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines’ Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee commented: “Turkish Airlines congratulates UEFA and the French authorities on conducting such a successful event. This year’s European Football Championship has brought together fans from all over the world in celebration of the football spirit and we are glad to have been a part of this journey.”
As the carrier that flies to more international destinations than any other, Turkish Airlines takes a keen interest in global sport. Turkish Airlines has extensive sponsorship of many sporting and cultural events, including European Professional Club Rugby, The Turkish Airlines Basketball Euroleague, the Turkish Airlines Open golf tournament and the world's leading equestrian event, CHIO Aachen.
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 327 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 290 destinations worldwide with 241 international and 49 domestic. According to the 2015 Skytrax survey, Turkish Airlines was chosen as "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 the 2015 Skytrax survey. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on its official website www.turkishairlines.com or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin, and Instagram.
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. The integration of Avianca Brasil 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.