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Turkish Airlines named best airline in the region


Turkish Airlines wins SkyTrax Award for Best Airline in Southern Europe

Turkish Airlines has been named best airline in Southern Europe in a survey conducted by well-known market research company Skytrax.

Evaluation results of worldwide famous Skytrax market research company were announced on April 2, 2009. Skytrax Approved Airline Evaluation covers over 750 aspects of product and service quality measurement in reference to evaluating airline companies and airports. Turkish Airlines maintained its 4-star status in 2008 for a second year in a row presented by Skytrax in 2007.

Turkish Airlines achieved a grat success this year in the grading of the “Skytrax World Aviation Awards 2009” known as the Oscars of Aviation industry. Turkish Airlines won the title of the “Best Airline Southern Europe” in its region as a result of the evaluation.

The Skytrax World Airline Awards are so highly regarded, recognized and quoted across the globe. Winners were determined with more than 15.4 million completed survey interviews during the 10 month survey period and over 95 different passenger nationalities taking part.

Marking the10th anniversary of the Awards, The Skytrax World Airline Awards Ceremony took place at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg, Germany on Wednesday, April 1, 2009. the “Best Airline Southern Europe” award was handed over to the CEO of Turkish Airline, Temel Kotil by the CEO of Skytrax, Edward Plaisted.

The sole 4-star airline of Europe in all categories
Turkish Airlines achieved another success by becoming the sole 4-star airline of Europe, a title which is monitored by other airline companies across the globe after an intensive work aiming the high standard of quality and customer satisfaction.

As one of the world’s fastest growing carriers Turkish Airlines attained the 4-star status for the categories of first class, business class, economy class in long haul flights and the categories of business class, economy class in short haul flights. The 4-star status for the economy class in particular placed Turkish Airlines ahead of other competitors. There isn’t any other 4-star airline company in Europe holding the 4-star status for all the categories together at the same time.

The Skytrax evaluation results which placed Turkish Airlines ahead of the other competitors were also announced at the website
The following countries in Southern Europe have been included for rating: Portugal, Spain, Italy, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Cyprus, Malta, Romania, Slovenia. Skytrax Awards
The world’s most respected and recognized airline awards are presented each year based on performance of airline companies by Skytrax, a nonprofit United Kingdom-based organization.


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