Dear Guests,
Turkey’s recent economic success has vitalized the country’s transportation sector as well. Turkish Airlines has been following developments both at home and in the world and taking advantage of the opportunities to achieve continuous growth. Focusing on passenger expectations, we are forging ahead with new routes, new planes and new products to enhance travel quality.

Summer lies ahead. This period, which means longer and more frequent trips for you, is going to be an exciting and intensive period for us. Our preparations to make your summer even more comfortable are under way and will soon be complete. We have already opened a special counter at Ataturk Airport international terminal so that our handicapped passengers can check in and check their luggage more easily. Our assistant will be on hand here to help our disabled passengers complete check-in procedures quickly and easily. Pregnant women, the elderly and the indisposed can also benefit from the service.

Another pleasing development in May was an agreement for a joint initiative signed between Turkish Technic, Inc. and Assan Hanil Automotive for the design, production and modification in Turkey of airplane seats, including logistical support and marketing. Turkey will soon be producing her own airplane seats at a joint firm to be set up under the agreement.

As you know, we have also signed a number of key international agreements in the field of sports, entering into cooperations that enhance our prestige and improve brand awareness of Turkish Airlines around the world, especially among sports fans, by launching Turkish Airlines Euroleague Basketball and, in football, by becoming a sponsor of Manchester United and Barcelona. The last two months have been a period of high excitement as the final matches of the year were played. The Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four, the Euroleague’s four most important matches in basketball, were first completed. Then Barcelona and Manchester United, the two teams of which Turkish Airlines is sponsor, played in the United Champions League final.

Dear Guests,
In closing I would like to thank you once again for the interest and confidence you have shown in Turkish Airlines and to wish you a happy and pleasant summer.

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