Temel Kotil, PhD, President and CEO of Turkish Airlines accepted the award from CAPA Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison at a gala ceremony this evening.
The CAPA Airline of the Year is awarded to the carrier that has had the greatest impact on the development of the airline industry, established itself as a leader, and the benchmark for others to follow.
“Turkish Airlines has established itself as a formidable competitor in a geographic region that boasts many of the world’s leading airlines. Turkish has created the world’s largest international network and now reaches nearly 200 destinations from its powerful hub in Istanbul. Under the strong and visionary leadership of its management and thanks to the dedicated efforts of its employees, Turkish Airlines has forged an industry leading service culture, numerous innovative marketing campaigns and a consistently high quality product offering," said Mr Harbison.
“Turkish has successfully exploited its geographic position with an innovative fleet deployment strategy and it has successfully leveraged membership in Star Alliance and a wide range of bilateral codeshare relationships to further extend its global reach. All this is generating healthy profitability and we wish Turkish Airlines even greater success in 2014,” continued Mr Harbison.
“As Turkish Airlines, we are proud to win such a distinguished award; CAPA Airline of the Year. This award encourages us for achieving further accomplishments and this is a depiction of Turkish Airlines wise growth strategy” said Temel Kotil, PhD, President and CEO of Turkish Airlines.