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Turkish Airlines, the best in Europe for last three years

Turkish Airlines has been chosen "Best Airline in Europe", “Best Airline in Southern Europe”, and awarded "Best Business Class Catering” at the 2013 Skytrax World Airline Awards

As a g;obally recognized brand associated with air travel excellence in the 21st century by providing unique products to the world airline and airport industry through professional Audit and service benchmarking programs of airlines, airline alliances, airports, and related air transport product and service suppliers around the globe, Skytrax had become the world leader in ranking aviation offers. Assessing over 238 airlines and 148 airports based on passenger input, Skytrax publishes and ranks aviation providers. And again this year, Turkish Airlines scored a resounding success at the 2013 Skytrax World Airline Awards, with air travellers voting the airline the "Best Airline in Europe" for the third year running.

By adding the Flying Chef service for Business Class passengers on our long flights, Turkish Airlines was also recognized for providing the "Best Business Class Catering”.

The results of the 2013 World Airline Awards were announced today at the Paris Air Show where Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted presented the "Best Airline in Europe", “Best Airline in Southern Europe”, and "Best Business Class Catering” awards to Turkish Airlines CEO Temel Kotil Ph.D. The survey operated over a 10-month period, and more than 100 nationalities from over 160 countries around the world participated in the survey.

Six years ago, in 2007, Turkish Airlines was first ranked as a four star airline by Skytrax. While keeping its 4-star airline title again in 2008, Turkish Airlines joined Star Alliance and was also named the “Best Airline in Southern Europe”.

Maintaining the same momentum in 2010, Turkish Airlines continued to be the "Best Airline in Southern Europe" and “Best Catering in Economy Class” with the inflight service provided by Turkish DO & CO. The airline also ranked third in the best airline companies in Europe.

At the 2011 World Airline Awards, Skytrax awarded Turkish Airlines in 3 categories: “Best Airline in Europe”, “Best Premium Economy Seats” for its Comfort Class seats, and “Best Airline in Southern Europe”.

Turkish Airlines scored the same success at the 2012 Skytrax World Airline Awards, with its passengers voting the airline the "Best Airline in Europe" for the second year running. It also continued as the "Best Airline in Southern Europe" and "Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat" for its Comfort Class seats.

Turkish Airlines continues to consolidate its position as one of the world's leading airlines through investments made in recent years, awards received, impressive growth figures, large-scale aircraft orders, and a continuously expanding route network, which all demonstrate its continued popularity among airline passengers.

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