2013 July

Message of CEO

Welcome Abord

Date: Monday, 01 July 2013

Dear Guests,
I would like to begin my letter this month by sharing with you some news that gives us great pride. For the third time, Turkish Airlines has been named as ‘Europe’s Best Airline’ by Skytrax, the world’s leading airline ranking program. In addition, the award for ‘Best Business Class Catering Service’ also went to Turkish Airlines. The Skytrax awards are especially meaningful for us because they are determined by the votes of passengers representing more than 160 countries, cast over a ten-month period. In other words, they reflect the favorable opinions of you, our valuable passengers. Besides, being the most favored airline for three consecutive years in Europe with a potential of about one billion passengers is clear proof of sustainable success...

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