Turkish Airlines was celebrating success at the recent 2012 Skytrax World Airline Awards for the second year running, as passengers voted them as the best airline in Europe.
The airline was also named as the winner in other categories, including ‘Best Airline in Southern Europe’ and ‘Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat’ for its Comfort Class seats.
Skytrax is a world renowned brand associated with air travel excellence in the 21st century, providing unique expertise to the world airline and airport industry.
The survey polled over 18 million business and leisure passengers from 100 countries, where the winners were announced at the Farnborough Airshow on Thursday 12th July 2012.
CEO of Skytrax, Edward Plaisted, said: “Turkish Airlines continues to consolidate its position as one of the world’s leading airlines and the awards they have received today for Best Airline in Europe and Best Airline in Southern Europe demonstrates their continued popularity amongst passengers.
“Turkish Airlines’ Premium Economy cabin product has proved increasingly popular and the award Turkish Airlines collected for the Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat is a clear reflection of the success of this high quality product.”
One of the fastest growing airline companies, Turkish Airlines has previously received several accolades at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, marking its name in the world aviation industry.
The airline won ‘Best Airline in Southern Europe’ last year and in 2010, as well as taking home the ‘Skytrax World Aviation Award’ in 2009.
Turkish Airlines fly daily to Istanbul from Birmingham Airport, connecting passengers to over 200 destinations including Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing.
About Turkish Airlines:
Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five airplanes, Star Alliance member, Turkish Airlines is today a four star airline with a fleet of 183 aircraft (passenger and cargo) flying to 195 cities around the world, comprised of 34 domestic and 161 international destinations. One of the fastest growing airline companies, Turkish Airlines has received several “Passengers Choice Awards” from the consumer ranking group, Skytrax. Based on 2011 results, Turkish Airlines has been chosen as the winner in 3 categories, “Best Airline Europe”, “Best Premium Economy Seats” for its Comfort Class seats and “Best Airline Southern Europe”. It has also received awards for its catering and holds a coveted 4-star designation, putting the airline in a small group of top quality carriers. Turkish Airlines was also given the Skytrax designation of “World’s Best Economy Class On-board Catering” in 2010, and Skyscanner’s “Best On-board Food 2011”. Long haul Business Class passengers also enjoy the Flying Chef service on-board.