Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee M. İlker Aycı spoke at the annual meeting of the BVMW (German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses) held in Berlin. Last year, Turkish Airlines and the BVMW signed a declaration of intent focused on a strategic partnership.

The BVMW Annual Meeting held in Germany’s capital, Berlin, on January 27, brought together many entrepreneurs, political leaders, CEOs, and leading names in their fields. Turkish Airlines was also in attendance as the company’s ties with the German organization was highlighted by the speech of Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, M. İlker Aycı. 

M. İlker Aycı spoke about the global carrier has reached Europe’s highest figures in terms of its number of women pilots, and announced the airline’s new destinations for this year. Speaking about the “Zero Waste” project under the auspices of Emine Erdoğan, wife of Turkish President H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Aycı emphasized Turkish Airlines’ support for the environmental-friendly process with its inflight applications. Aycı highlighted the fact that the airline has stopped the use of plastic and plastic bags on flights, has begun to use recyclable materials, and has reduced carbon emissions by using bio-diesel. He added that as an airline that has undertaken the mission to reduce waste and, acts as a consulting corporation in the “Zero Waste” project for the airline companies. 

M. İlker Aycı highlighted the importance of  the collaboration between Turkish Airlines and the BVMW, saying, “We have been flying to Germany since 1960. From our very first flight and with the millions of passengers we have carried between our countries, Germany has always been a market that Turkish Airlines prioritizes on an international scale. In the scope of this valuable collaboration with the BVMW, we are delighted to be a prominent partner of German small-medium enterprises. The basis of this strategic partnership is that member companies will be able to benefit from our special advantages on Turkish Airlines flights all across the world. We believe that with the mutual desire and the vast opportunities on both sides, this important partnership will improve even further in the future.” 

The BVMW and its vast membership network will be able to benefit from special advantages on flights on Turkish Airlines’ broad flight network enabling access to 318 international destinations in 126 countries. In addition, Turkish Airlines plans to establish a special communication line for the BVMW network, therefore making it easier for member companies to benefit from the advantages of this agreement. As a part of the agreement, members of the Turkish Airlines Corporate Club, which the flag carrier has designed especially for its corporate customers, will also be able to attend the BVMW’s regional meetings organized twice yearly in 2020. 

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