Four accolades for Turkish Airlines at the Skytrax World Airline Awards
A Monitor Report 02 Jul, 2017 | 1221 Views | -+
M. İlker Aycı, Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee of Turkish Airlines with the Best Airline in Southern Europe trophy at the 2017 Skytrax World Airlines Awards, held in Paris.
Paris: Turkish Airlines has been adjudged Best Airline in Southern Europe at the 2017 Skytrax World Airlines Awards, held in Paris recently. The airline also picked up Best Business Class Onboard Catering, World’s Best Business Class Lounge, and Best Business Class Dining Lounge awards.
The results of 2017 World Airline Awards were announced during Paris Airshow. Turkish Airlines' Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee M. İlker Aycı received the awards from Edward Plaisted , CEO of Skytrax.
“Being deemed worthy of these awards is a hallmark of our outstanding effort that we show in all spheres of aviation and the steady growth that we perform in this direction.” said Aycı “We achieved numerous successes till today, but we are the members of a strong, determined and self-sacrificing family that always highly motivated for greater successes as long as being rewarded. We are confident that both these motivations and our huge effort will lead us to much greater successes in the near future.”
Skytrax evaluates traveller experiences across different airport service and product key performance indicators. And following this evaluation process it awards the most successful organizations with its World Airline Awards described as ‘the Oscars of the aviation industry’.
According to this year’ results, its worldwide known lounge, “Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul” which offers the wide range of activities and services that transforms pre-flight or connecting time into its own special experience, unique to Turkish Airlines, earned the flag carrier the top spot in the category, "World’s Best Business Class Lounge”.
Turkish Airlines was also awarded in the category “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” for its excellent catering service offered for its Business Class passengers at this lounge.
Maintaining the same momentum in 2013, 2014, and 2016, Turkish Airlines continued to be recognized as the “Best Business Class Onboard Catering” with its seamless inflight catering service.
A Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline with a fleet of 335 aircraft flying to 299 destinations worldwide with 250 international and 49 domestic.