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Turkish Airlines Wins a 2012 Silver Stevie Award in the International Business Awards Global Competition…

NEW YORK — Turkish Airlines has been awarded a silver medal by the Stevie Awards in the category “The Best Internal Recognition/Motivational Event.” THY was recognized for the March 15th event held at the Turkish Technic Hangar in Istanbul.

At the event, Turkish Airlines unveiled a newly painted B-737-800 that was covered with the photos of roughly 17,000 of the airline’s employees. The aircraft was given this special livery to acknowledge the dedication of its staff as the airline has grown and won numerous awards for excellence. There were 1,500 staff members present at the unveiling and the aircraft is now in line service, carrying its message of staff service and quality across the network.

In 2012, there were over 3,200 nominations in all categories and the winners were chosen by a panel of over 300 executives from around the world. The awards will be presented to winners at the 9th annual awards banquet to be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on October 15, 2012.

About 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 184 aircraft (passenger and cargo) flying to 199 cities around the world, comprised of 35 domestic and 164 international destinations. One of the fastest growing airline companies, Turkish Airlines has received several “Passengers Choice Awards” from the consumer ranking group, Skytrax. Based on 2011 and 2012 results, Turkish Airlines has been chosen as the winner of “Best Airline Europe,” “Best Premium Economy Seats” for its Comfort Class seats and “Best Airline Southern Europe.” It has also received awards for its catering and holds a coveted 4-star designation, putting the airline in a small group of top quality carriers. Turkish Airlines was also given the Skytrax designation of “World’s Best Economy Class On-board Catering” in 2010, and Skyscanner’s “Best On-board Food 2011.” Long haul Business Class passengers also enjoy the Flying Chef service on-board.


for Turkish Airlines
Michelle Mekky, 312-245-9805 ext. 112
Monique Dinor, 917-697-0016