Turkish Airlines scored a resounding success at the 2012 Skytrax World Airline Awards, with air travellers voting the airline as the "Best Airline in Europe", the second year running. Turkish Airlines has been also named by Skytrax as the winner in the categories, "Best Airline in Southern Europe" and "Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat" for its Comfort Class seats.
According to the results of the 2012 evaluation , Turkish Airlines has been chosen as the winner of the 3 categories by Skytrax which is a globally recognized brand associated with ranking air travel excellence in the 21st century. It provides unique expertise to the world airline and airport industry through its professional Audit and Service Benchmarking programs of Product and Service Quality.
The annual Skytrax survey, polled over 18 million business and leisure air travellers from 100 countries, with the winners of these passengers' choice awards announced at the Farnborough Airshow, in the UK on July 12, 2012, with the awards presented to Turkish Airlines' General Manager Temel Kotil Ph.D. by the CEO of Skytrax, Edward Plaisted.
"Turkish Airlines continues to consolidate its position as one of the world's leading airlines and the awards they have received today for "Best Airline in Europe " and the "Best Airline in Southern Europe" demonstrate their continued popularity amongst passengers. Turkish Airlines Premium Economy cabin product has proved increasingly popular and the award Turkish Airlines collected for the Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat is a clear reflection of the success of this high quality product" said Edward Plaisted of Skytrax.
One of the fastest growing airline companies, Turkish Airlines has previously received several "Passengers Choice Awards" from Skytrax. The airline has won Skytrax Awards for the "Best Airline in Southern Europe" for the past 2 years, and in 2009 the airline received the "Skytrax World Aviation Award" known as the Oscar of the Aviation industry.
In 2010, the airline and its catering partner Turkish DO&CO were recognized for the excellence of their economy class catering, taking the "Best Food, Economy Class" title.
As Turkish Airlines continues to expand, adding 3 new destinations to its network in just the past week, more and more passengers will be able to experience this award-winning service.
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