2013 Executive Summit

The “2013 Executive Summit”, at which Turkish Airlines executives came together to assess 2012 and lay out their goals for 2013, has ended. Attending the summit, which was held in Antalya, January 18 to 20, were Turkey’s Finance Minister, Mehmet Şimşek, and close to 500 executives, among them Turkish Airlines’ Board Chairman, Hamdi Topçu, President and CEO, Temel Kotil, Ph. D.

Pointing out that Turkish Airlines is continuously straining toward the summit by producing high value added in the world’s most competitive sector, Finance Minister Şimşek expressed his thanks to the entire Turkish Airlines family as well as to the executives for successfully managing its growth. Touching on the importance of hard work and common sense, Board Chairman Hamdi Topçu said we had accomplished a difficult objective parallel with the development in the Turkish economy. “No force can stand in our way when we use common sense,” added Topçu.

President and CEO Temel Kotil, who started his talk by saying that we are a quality brand, the most significant indicator of which is our twice being named Europe’s best airline. Referring as well to the 2013 targets, President and CEO Kotil said, “By the end of the year we are going to be Europe’s largest airline in terms of passengers carried. If we succeed in not disappointing even one passenger, we can also succeed in becoming the world’s best airline.”

The keys to success
The essential qualities that are taking Turkish Airlines to the top left their stamp on Executive Summit as well.

Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek: “Turkish Airlines is continuously straining toward the summit by producing high value added in the world’s most competitive business.”

Turkish Airlines’ Board Chairman Hamdi Topçu: “If we use common sense, there is no force that can stand in our way.”

2013 ExecutIve Summit
The “2013 Executive Summit”, at which Turkish Airlines executives came together to assess 2012 and lay out their goals for 2013, has ended. Attending the summit, which was held in Antalya, January 18 to 20, were Turkey’s Finance Minister, Mehmet Şimşek, and close to 500 executives, among them Turkish Airlines’ Board Chairman, Hamdi Topçu, President and CEO, Temel Kotil, Ph. D.

Pointing out that Turkish Airlines is continuously straining toward the summit by producing high value added in the world’s most competitive sector, Finance Minister Şimşek expressed his thanks to the entire Turkish Airlines family as well as to the executives for successfully managing its growth. Touching on the importance of hard work and common sense, Board Chairman Hamdi Topçu said we had accomplished a difficult objective parallel with the development in the Turkish economy. “No force can stand in our way when we use common sense,” added Topçu.

President and CEO Temel Kotil, who started his talk by saying that we are a quality brand, the most significant indicator of which is our twice being named Europe’s best airline. Referring as well to the 2013 targets, President and CEO Kotil said, “By the end of the year we are going to be Europe’s largest airline in terms of passengers carried. If we succeed in not disappointing even one passenger, we can also succeed in becoming the world’s best airline.”
Turkish Airlines’ Senior VP - Media Relations Dr. Ali Genç, Lena Erdil and Turkish Airlines’ Sponsorship Investments and Publications Manager, Murat Öz