Turkish Airlines has been chosen as the Best Airline in Europe for the sixth consecutive year at the 2016 Skytrax World Airlines Awards.
This demonstrates Turkish Airlines’ “continued commitment to passenger satisfaction and development within the industry”, the carrier said in a press statement yesterday.
Besides being named the Best Airline in Europe, the airline has been recognised with three other awards — Best Airline in Southern Europe, Best Business Class Dining Lounge and Best Business Class On-Board Catering.
The results of the 2016 World Airline Awards were announced at the Farnborough International Airshow in England. The award was presented to Turkish Airlines’ chairman of the board and executive committee, M Ilker Ayci, by Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted.
“The Skytrax World Airline Awards are the result of the largest airline passenger satisfaction survey in the world. Every year, it delights us with the idea that millions of travellers again recognise Turkish Airlines as the Best Airline in Europe. The airline continues to be renowned for its seamless services, including our dining and in-flight entertainment experiences. The award marks a continued period of success for us,” said Ayci.
The statement stressed that as a carrier that “flies to more countries than any other airline, Turkish Airlines is openly appreciative of feedback from passengers all over the world”. The airline currently flies to 290 destinations in 116 nations across the globe.
“Turkish Airlines continues to consolidate its position as one of the world’s leading airlines through its significant investments, prestigious award wins, impressive growth figures, large-scale aircraft orders and a continuously expanding route network,” the airline said.
The Skytrax World Airline Awards are described as the “Oscars of the aviation industry”.
M Ilker Ayci (right) receiving the ‘Best Airline in Europe’ award.