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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 290 aircraft (passenger and cargo) flying to 277 cities around the world. One of the fastest growing airlines, it has received several “Passenger Choice Awards” from Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX). In 2015, Turkish Airlines has been chosen “Europe’ s Best Airline ” for the fifth and awarded “Best Airline in Southern Europe ” for the seventh consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world’s “Best Economy Catering Service”, in 2013 the world’s “Best Business Catering Service”, and in 2014 “Best Business Catering Service” awards, Turkish Airlines was this year awarded the world’s “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” and “Best Business Airline Lounge” prizes in the Skytrax survey.
Turkish Airlines flies to more countries in the world than any other airline (110 countries over five continents) according to UMB’s Official Airline Guide. In 2013, Turkish Airlines, was named “Best Airline in Europe” by Skytrax. A winner of the “World’s Best Economy Class On-Board Catering” award, Turkish Airlines was also the recipient of the Skytrax “Best Business Class Catering” award in 2013.
The global airline won the SkyTrax Award, known as the “Passengers Choice Awards,” for the “Best Airline in Southern Europe” consistently in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2012, Skytrax named Turkish Airlines “Best Premium Economy Seats in the world” for its Comfort Class seats .
Facts & Figures
- Number of aircraft: 290 (passenger and cargo)
- Aircraft types: A340-300, A330, A321, A320, A319, B737-400, B737-800, B777 ER
- Hubs: Istanbul, Ankara
- Frequent flyer program: Miles & Smiles
- Number of destinations: 277 (229 international, 48 domestic )
- Network strengths: Europe, Russia, Central Asia, Far East Asia, the Middle East, Africa, North and South America