Turkish Airlines has been name ‘Europe’s Best Airline” for the sixth consecutive year in the 2016 Skytrax World Airlines Awards.
The carrier, which currently flies to 290 destinations globally, also picked up the ‘Best Airline in Southern Europe’, ‘Best Business Class Dining Lounge’ and ‘Best Business Class On-Board Catering’ awards.
Skytrax is the most respected global airline passenger survey organisation in the industry, and its World Airline Awards are described as ‘the Oscars of the aviation industry’.
The independent survey evaluates traveller experiences across a wide range of airport services and then evaluates key performance indicators – from check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security and immigration right through to departure at the gate.
This year’s awards were based on more than a million questionnaires completed by nationalities worldwide. The survey covered 550 airports worldwide and consequently unveiled an unrivalled perception of the airline industry across the globe.
- İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines’ chairman of the board and the executive committee said: “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.”
The results of the 2016 World Airline Awards were announced at the Farnborough International Air Show in the UK. The award was presented to M. İlker Aycı by the CEO of Skytrax, Edward Plaisted.
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.