Yet another Award for Turkish Airlines
A major airline passengers group has lauded Turkish Airlines (THY) as a 5-star global airline based on passenger experience and comfort, the national flag carrier announced on Tuesday.
Constant development and investment to upgrade its products and services has led to the airline once again being recognised for its superior flight experience.
The airline received the award at the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Award Ceremony at Expo 2017, held recently in Long Beach, California – the Association presents aviation awards based on passenger preferences and it is recognized as one of the world’s most respected aviation passenger organizations.
This is the latest in a long line of awards that recognise the airline in a number of categories – these include overall service, catering concept and private passenger lounges. Previously, Skytrax has named THY as being the Best Airline in Europe for the last 6 consecutive years, Best Business Class Onboard Catering in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017 and World’s Best Business Class Lounge in 2015 and 2017.
“What differentiates us is that, while connecting our guests with their loved ones, we turn great ideas into reality, which in turn results in a travel experience full of unique services and differences,” Turkish Airlines Chairman İlker Aycı said. Aycı also said that being named a 5-star global airline by passengers is recognition of the highest value.
THY has 328 aircraft, both passenger and cargo, flying to 300 destinations in 120 countries, including 251 international and 49 domestic destinations. In August, the airline hit an all-time high for seat occupancy at 84.3%, a year on year increase of 14.3%.
Last year, the company carried a total 62.8 million passengers, up 2.5% on the previous year.