LONDON – Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines has been named as “Best Airline in Europe” at this year’s Skytrax World Airline Awards ceremony. The airline also collected two further awards.
Held in the historic Langham Hotel in London on 23 September, 2022 World Airline Awards saw other accolades being presented to the successful flag carrier aside from the Best Airline in Europe award.
In addition to being named the Best Airline in Europe by travellers from around the world, Turkish Airlines won two other major awards at the ceremony, namely the “World’s Best Business Class Catering” and the “Best Airline in Southern Europe.”
Turkish Airlines statement
Receiving the awards at the ceremony, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat said: “We are very pleased to be with you again in this environment where our distinguished service approach has been appreciated many times.”
“As the Turkish Airlines family, we would like to thank our valued passengers, who deemed us worthy of these wonderful awards, and the Skytrax team, who put this evaluation into practice.”
“With our privileged service approach, which distinguishes us from our competitors, we continue to take firm steps towards our goal of making the Turkish Airlines brand the best in the world by building on the unmatched service we offer.”
Speaking on the airline’s award’s Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted responded: “We congratulate Turkish Airlines for their success at the World Airline Awards, and winning the award as the Best Airline in Europe is a fabulous achievement in what is one of the most competitive markets.”
“Alongside this, we are delighted to see Turkish Airlines take top place for the World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering, reflecting the high standards achieved with their DO&CO cooperation in all aspects of meals served on Turkish Airlines flights.”
About Turkish Airlines
In their statement following the Skytrax awards, the Turkish national flag carrier reaffirmed its leading position as the world’s biggest network carrier with respect to available seat capacity on international flights.
Turkish Airlines operates scheduled services to 315 destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, making it the largest mainline carrier in the world by number of passenger destinations.
About the Skytrax awards
The World Airline Awards began in 1999, when Skytrax launched its first global, annual airline customer satisfaction survey. It is not restricted to member airlines or a pre-selected choice of airline, and any airline in the world can be nominated.
During the evaluation of the airlines to determine the winner of the awards, an online customer survey was operated from September 2021 to August 2022, together with invitations sent to previous year respondents in the survey database.