Dear Guests,
While the aviation industry comes through the busiest time of the year, we are doing our best to provide you with more flight alternatives and a more comfortable flying experience. Last month, we added Podgorica (Montenegro) as our 11th flying destination in the Balkans and the 69th in whole Europe and Akra (Ghana) as our 17th destination in Africa to our web of international flights.

I would like to share yet another good news with our esteemed passengers: After New York and Chicago, our third direct destination in the United States will be Washington and our scheduled flights will commence on November 7th. Today Turkish Airlines flies to 127 international and 38 national destinations adding up to a total of 165 lines. With 8 new flight lines that we are planning to add by the end of this year, Turkish Airlines will become the 8th largest airlines company in the world in terms of the number of flight destinations.

Dear Guests,
I would like to inform you about the new improvements that will enable a more comfortable and enjoyable flying experience for our passengers in long distance flights in the coming months.

Turkish Airlines adds yet another class to its economy, business and first class services: “Comfort Class”.  The aim is to combine the comfort of “business class” with the accessibility of “economy class” services. The implementation of “Comfort Class” will begin on Beijing, Shanghay, Narita, Bangkok, Sao Paolo and Toronto flights, at the new Boeing 777 aircrafts that are expected to join our fleet as of October.

One of the privileges that Comfort Class provides our passengers will be specially designed passenger seats with the widest possible knee and seat space. The seats are 116 cm wide with a seating area of 49 cm each. Equipped with state of the art entertainment systems designed for aircrafts, Comfort Class seats offer a wide variety of choices thanks to their personal monitors.  These seats will be used in Boeing 777 aircrafts with double passageways as well as for our “Business Class” customers flying in newly purchased single passageway aircrafts, enabling a more comfortable flight for our passengers in medium range flights of 3 to 6 hours. As Turkish Airlines, we are doing our best to bring the highest quality standards to our customers with affordable prices.

We are carrying on with our nonstop investments to increase the global market popularity of Turkish Airlines.  After the sponsorship agreements with two of the greatest soccer clubs in the world, Manchester United and Barcelona, we are now commencing with another collaboration in basketball: One of the main basketball events in the world, the Euroleague will be played under the title of “Turkish Airlines Euroleague.” Likewise, the Final Four games at the end of the season will be played as “Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Fours”. The royalty agreement will be valid for 10 years with 5 years option and will apply to all visual and printed media.
Dear passengers,

Congratulating your August 30 Victory Day and the holy month of Ramadan, we wish you a pleasant flight.

Sincerely yours,
Temel Kotil, Ph.D.
CEO and Member of the Board