Turkish Airlines signs PTT Thailand Open sponsorship deal…

Turkish Airlines has signed an agreement with PTT Thailand Open to be a platinum sponsor of this year’s tournament, which will be held between 25th September to 3rd October this year at IMPACT Arena – Muang Thong Thani.

In announcing the sponsorship deal with Turkish Airlines Mr Suwat Liptapanlop, President of the Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand and the tournament's Executive Committee Chairman said, “We welcome Turkish Airlines, as a Platinum sponsor to this year’s PTT Thailand Open which promises to be a highly competitive and exciting event having attracted such players as World #1 Rafael Nadal. It is encouraging to see an international airline based in Europe to have such vision and commitment for both the Thai and international markets.”

Turkish Airlines Director for Thailand & Cambodia, Mr Adnan Aykac said, “We are pleased to have signed the initial agreement for the prestigious PTT Thailand Open event, which is the world’s largest sporting event held in Thailand annually. Turkish Airlines, this year, has taken the decision to sponsor major sporting events including both the Barcelona and Manchester United Football teams as well as the Euroleague basketball competition. Supporting events such as these will certainly assist Turkish Airlines on its way to becoming a global brand.

“We are also on the way to becoming a key airline player in Thailand and this tennis event will bring us even closer to both the Thai and expatriates living in Thailand. Turkish Airlines is one of the fastest growing airline carriers in the world today,”Mr Aykac added.

In addition to sponsoring the event, Turkish Airlines is also offering a total of 14 airline tickets to Europe for lucky winners who join the PTT Thailand Open this year. At the Turkish Airlines booth, simply by filling in a boarding pass visitors will get the chance to win three sets of two tickets each to one of the 67 destinations that Turkish airlines flies to in Europe.

In addition at both the semi-final and final matches there will be Lucky Seat draws giving two sets of two tickets each to Europe. The draw will be held courtside to announce the winners who will be sitting on the Lucky Seats pulled from the barrel.

This year’s ATP PTT Thailand Open promises to be bigger and better than ever the interest in tennis grows in both Thailand and around the world.

About PTT Thailand Open:
Thailand’s premier annual sporting event, the PTT Thailand Open enters its eighth year as part of the ATP Tour. Over the past seven years, the tournament has welcomed some of the biggest names in men’s tennis including Roger Federer, Lleyton Hewitt, Marat Safin, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick.

In 2010 we look forward to another exciting nine days of top world class tennis action at the PTT Thailand Open with a fantastic field led by Rafael Nadal, Juan Martin Del Potro, Fernando Gonzalez and Ernests Gulbis.

Turkish Airlines, Inc
Media Relations

17.03.2013 Updated