Turkish Airlines chosen as the “Best Airline in Europe” for the sixth consecutive year in the Skytrax World Airline Awards
The flag carrier once again recognised as a leading player in the global airlines industry
Kuwait; 13 July 16: Turkish Airlines has been chosen as “Europe’s Best Airline” for the sixth consecutive year* in the 2016 Skytrax World Airlines Awards. Skytrax is the most respected global airline passenger survey organisation in the industry, and its World Airline Awards described it as “the Oscars of the aviation industry.” Six years running is a real accolade and demonstrates Turkish Airlines’ continued commitment to the passenger satisfaction and development within the industry.
The independent survey evaluates traveller experiences across a wide range of airport services and then evaluates key performance indicators - from check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security and immigration right through to departure at the gate. This year’s awards were based on over a million questionnaires completed by nationalities worldwide. The survey covered 550 airports worldwide and consequently unveiled an unrivalled perception of the airline industry across the globe.
As the carrier that flies to more countries than any other airlines, Turkish Airlines is openly appreciative of feedback from passengers all over the world. The airline currently flies to 290 destinations of 116 nations served across the globe.
Turkish Airlines has picked up four awards this year which include ‘Best Airline in Europe’, Best Airline in Southern Europe’, ‘Best Business Class Dining Lounge’ and ‘Best Business Class On-Board Catering’.
M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines’ Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee stated; “The Skytrax World Airline Awards are the result of the largest airline passenger satisfaction survey in the world. Every year it delights us with the idea that millions of travellers again recognise Turkish Airlines as the “Best Airline in Europe”. The airline continues to be renowned for its seamless services, including our dining and in-flight entertainment experiences. The award marks a continued period of success for us.”
The results of the 2016 World Airline Awards were announced today in the SkyView, Hall 1, at Farnborough Airshow. The award was presented to Turkish Airlines' Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee M. İlker Aycı by the CEO of Skytrax, Edward Plaisted.
Turkish Airlines continues to consolidate its position as one of the world's leading airlines through its significant investments, prestigious award wins, impressive growth figures, large-scale aircraft orders and a continuously expanding route network.
*SKYTRAX Best Airline in Europe: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
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 330 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 290 destinations worldwide with 241 international and 49 domestic. According to the 2016 Skytrax survey, Turkish Airlines was chosen as "Europe's Best Airline" for the sixth and "Best Airline in Southern Europe" for the eighth consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world's "Best Economy Catering Service", in 2013 and also in 2014 the world's "Best Business Catering Service", and "Best Business Class Lounge Dining", "Best Business Airline Lounge" awards in last year’s survey, Turkish Airlines was awarded again the world's “Best Business Class Dining Lounge” and “Best Business Class On-Board Catering” prizes in this year’s 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, Avianca Brazil, 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. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,330 airports in 192 countries.