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This year’s awards were based on the results of over 18 million passenger surveys, with more than 105 nationalities participating, covering 245 airlines. Turkish Airlines scored a resounding success at the 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards, with air travellers voting the airline as the “Best Airline in Europe”, the fourth year running.
By adding ‘Flying Chef’ service for Business Class passengers on its all long-haul and some of short-haul international flights, Turkish Airlines has been also named as the winner in the category, “Best Business Class Catering”. And was also awarded in the category, “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” for its seamless catering service that has been offered in its newest addition to the guest comfort; its expanded and refurbished lounge at Ataturk Airport, “Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul”. TURKISH DO&CO; a group that has repeatedly won awards for providing Turkish Airlines’ passengers with the best meals in the sky and also in the lounges is an important factor in this success, being a partner of Turkish Airlines.
The results of the 2014 World Airline Awards were announced in Hampshire at the Farnborough Airshow. “Best Airline in Europe”, “Best Airline in Southern Europe”, “Best Business Class Catering” and “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” awards were presented to Turkish Airlines CEO, Temel Kotil Ph.D. by CEO of Skytrax, Edward Plaisted. The survey operated over a 10-month period, and more than 105 nationalities from over 160 countries around the world participated in the survey.
The awards mark a continued period of success for the airline which has seen passenger numbers rise by 16.8% so far in 2014 compared to the same period last year. This follows the airline being ranked as a 4-star airline in 2007 and joining Star Alliance in 2008. While keeping its 4-star airline title again in 2008, Turkish Airlines was named “Best Airline in Southern Europe”.
Maintaining the same momentum in 2010, Turkish Airlines continued to be the “Best Airline in Southern Europe” and “Best Catering in Economy Class” with the inflight service provided by Turkish DO & CO. The airline also took 3rd place of the best airline companies in Europe.
In 2011, Turkish Airlines was chosen as the winner of the 3 categories by Skytrax; “Best Airline in Europe”, “Best Premium Economy Seats” for its Comfort Class seats and “Best Airline in Southern Europe” at the 2011 World Airline Awards.
Turkish Airlines scored the same success at the 2012 Skytrax World Airline Awards, with its passengers voting the airline as the “Best Airline in Europe” the second year running. It was also named by Skytrax as the winner in 3 categories, “Best Airline in Southern Europe” and “Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat” for its Comfort Class seats.
And in 2013, Turkish Airlines was chosen as the winner of the 3 categories by Skytrax; “Best Airline in Europe” for the third consecutive time, “Best Airline in Southern Europe” the fifth year running and was also named as the winner in the category, “Best Business Class Catering”.