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Turkish Airlines Takes Top Honors at 2012 Freddie Awards

Turkish Airlines took home two coveted awards at the 2012 Freddie Awards ceremony that took place on April 26, 2012 at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel in Elizabeth, NJ. The global carrier won in two categories, including Program of the Year (Europe and Africa) for its Miles&Smiles frequent flier program, as well as for its Shop&Miles loyalty credit card (Europe and Africa). The top four finishers in this category are Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles, airBaltic BalticMiles, Lufthansa Miles & More, and British Airways Executive Club.

Turkish Airlines CEO Temel Kotil, Ph.D. said; “To be honored by the Freddie Awards, which recognizes the best frequent travel programs in the world, makes all of our hard work worthwhile and shows our dedication and effort.

"Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles has been winning smiles from members since it was launched in 2000. Members appreciate minimum mileage on short-haul flights, a well-rounded award chart with the help of fellow Star Alliance members, and a four-tiered elite program that offers a family membership to help boost your mileage balance toward your next award."

The Freddie Awards are held annually to recognize the world’s top airline and hotel loyalty programs. More than 1 million votes were tabulated for this year’s awards. The Freddie Awards are the latest additions to the stream of awards Turkish Airlines has received.

Turkish Airlines was also named “Europe’s Best Airline” in 2011 by Skytrax. Skytrax also honored Turkish Airlines with several other prestigious awards, including “Best Premium Economy Seats” for its Comfort Class seats and “Best Airline Southern Europe.” Turkish Airlines was also given the Skytrax designation of “World’s Best Economy Class On-board Catering” in 2010, and Skyscanner’s “Best On-board Food 2011”.

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