Turkish Airlines Recognized As Market Leader

One of the emerging brands in world aviation, Turkish Airlines is being talked about at every opportunity on the global platforms.

And in one of the clearest indications that this view has been further consolidated, Air Transport World (ATW), one of the world’s leading international publications in the aviation sector, has given the airline its ‘Market Leadership’ award. This year’s 37th annual ATW Airline Industry Success Awards found their recipients at a ceremony held recently at the Renaissance Hotel in the American capital, Washington, D.C. The ‘Market Leader’ 2010 award was presented to the Turkish Airline’s CEO, Temel Kotil, by the magazine’s senior editor and European Bureau Chief, Cathy Buyck.

Speaking at the ceremony, Kotil said that he was honored to accept the award on behalf of the airline’s 16,000 employees. A video presentation promoting the successes that won Turkish Airlines the award was also shown at the ceremony. The video described how the airline sustained its rising success curve despite the global financial crisis and cited examples of its initiatives. Turkey’s Ambassador to Washington, D.C. Namık Tan, was also present at the ceremony.