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Turkish Airlines

Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five airplanes, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is today a four-star airline with a fleet of more than 330 aircraft (passenger and cargo) flying to over 290 cities around the world.

As one of the fastest growing airlines, it has received several “Passenger Choice Awards”from Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX). In 2016, Turkish Airlines was named “Best Airline in Europe” by Skytrax, for the sixth consecutive year. Also Turkish Airlines won again the prize for “Best Business Class Catering” and “World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining”.

Turkish Airlines flies to more countries in the world than any other airline (116 countries.)

In order to keep alive its brand equity, which provides a serious advantage in terms of competition, Turkish Airlines invests in its quality of service, in-flight entertainment systems, comfortable seats, gourmet cuisine and its employees. Turkish Airlines is always on the forefront of the latest technological advances and innovations in the aviation industry and boasts one of the youngest fleets.

Facts and figures:

  • Founded in 1933
  • IATA-Code: TK
  • Headquarters: Atatürk International Airport, Istanbul
  • CEO: Bilal Eksi
  • Employees: 20,030 (2015)
  • Passengers: 61,200,000 (2015)
  • Regional offices in Germany: 14
  • Office in Bremen: Established 2012
  • General Manager Bremen: Tekin Ekinci