Turkish Airlines honours travel agencies in Qatar for contribution to 11.8 per cent passenger growth
Over 100 attendees at the Annual Travel Agencies Awards
Doha, Qatar; March 31, 2015: Turkish Airlines, Europe’s best airline*, recorded a positive growth of 11.8 per cent in passenger traffic from Qatar in 2014, compared to the previous year.
To celebrate the achievement, Turkish Airlines hosted the Annual Travel Agencies Awards and gala dinner event to honour travel agents in Doha. The event, held at Sharq Village & Spa, recognised partners for their continual support and contribution to driving not only the growth in passenger traffic from Qatar, but also contributing to the 6.44 per cent total passenger growth in GCC markets compared to the previous year.
Mehmed Kursad Caymaz, General Manager of Turkish Airlines in Qatar, said: “We are delighted to honour the travel industry for their continual support and contribution to the airline’s robust expansion in Qatar which led to frequencies being increased from Doha in 2014.”
He added: “Our position as ‘Europe’s Best Airline,’ increasing connectivity, enhanced services and the rising popularity of Turkey as a holiday and business destination continue to attract a growing number of travellers from Doha. We wouldn’t be reporting such impressive growth without the support of our partners.”
In addition to plaques of appreciation, five specific achievements were awarded, with ‘Best Increase Award, presented to Dnata Travel, ‘Best Business Class Award’ presented to Regency Travel & Tours, ‘1st Top Seller Agency’ presented to Regency Travel & Tours, ‘2nd Top Seller Agency’ presented to Mannai Air Travel, and ‘3rd Top Seller Agency’ presented to United Tours & Travel.
Adem Ceylan, Vice President Marketing & Sales for Turkish Airlines, Middle East & Cyprus, said: “We are grateful to our partners who ensure we get closer to our customers and meet their evolving travel demands. Travellers from Qatar, and across the region, are increasingly using Istanbul as a hub for international travel, taking advantage of the connections offered to more countries that any other airlines in the world.”
About Turkish Airlines
Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five airplanes, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is today a four-star airline with a fleet of 266 aircraft (passenger and cargo) flying to 265 cities around the world. One of the fastest growing airlines, it has received several “Passenger Choice Awards” from Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX). In 2014, Turkish Airlines, for the fourth consecutive year, was named “Best Airline in Europe” by Skytrax. 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.
Turkish Airlines flies to more countries in the world than any other airline (108 countries over five continents). The global airline won the SkyTrax Award, known as the “Passengers Choice Awards,” for the “Best Airline in Southern Europe” consistently in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. In 2012, Skytrax named Turkish Airlines “Best Premium Economy Seats in the world” for its Comfort Class seats.
Turkish Airlines Quality
In order to keep alive its brand equity, which provides a serious advantage in terms of competition, Turkish Airlines invests in its quality of service, in-flight entertainment systems, comfortable seats, gourmet cuisine and its employees. Turkish Airlines is always on the forefront of the latest technological advances and innovations in the aviation industry and boasts one of the youngest fleets. As the airline expands its routes and number of aircraft, continuous training of its employees is of the utmost importance in insuring the safety of its passengers.
Turkish Airlines regards flight safety and service quality as two of the most indispensable necessities. Turkish Airlines currently holds a four-star ranking and consistently strives to secure a five-star ranking.
Turkish Airlines properly fulfills the responsibilities of being a pioneer within the industry, and is determined to carry out its mission on moving forward. Furthermore it maintains its goal of becoming a regional leader and a prominent global airline, preferred for its unparalleled service, superior quality, trustworthiness and reliability.
In addition to Europe, Turkish Airlines is also strategically expanding its network into Russia, Central Asia, Far East Asia, the Middle East, Africa and North and South America. As one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, Turkish Airlines holds a strategic position between the East and West.
Facts & Figures
- Number of aircraft: 266 (passenger and cargo)
- Aircraft types: A340-300, A330, A321, A320, A319, B737-400, B737-800, B777 ER
- Hubs: Istanbul, Ankara
- Frequent flyer program: Miles & Smiles
- Number of destinations: 265 (222 international, 43 domestic)
Network strengths: Europe, Russia, Central Asia, Far East Asia, the Middle East, Africa, North and South America