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Turkish Airlines Chosen as Europe’s Best Airline for the Eighth Time by Skytrax

Flag carrier Turkish Airlines has been honored for the eighth time with the Best Airline in Europe award, along with accolades for Best Business Class Catering, Best Economy Class Catering, Best Airline in Southern Europe and Best Economy Class Seat in Europe at the 2023 World Airline Awards.


The awards were announced at an event held at the Paris Air and Space Museum, known as the “Oscars of the Aviation Industry.”


The 2022-2023 Skytrax awards survey, available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese, received and evaluated more than 20.23 million responses representing citizens from over 100 countries. The winners were selected from among 325 airlines.


Commenting on the awards, Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Ekşi, said, “We are proud to have been honored as the Best Airline in Europe for the eighth time. This award strengthens our flag carrier’s leading position in the sector. As Turkish Airlines family, we are also glad to be recognized as the Best Airline in Southern Europe by Skytrax. We will continue to improve our service standards and provide the best possible experience for our guests.”


Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax, stated, “It has been a fantastic year for Turkish Airlines in terms of awards, and winning the top prize as the Best Airline in Europe for the eighth time is a remarkable achievement. The awards for Best Business Class Catering and Best Economy Class Catering underline why Turkish Airlines is so popular among customers, and the airline’s catering partner, Turkish DO&CO, should take great pride in this success.”



About Turkish Airlines: 

Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has a fleet of 419 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 344 worldwide destinations as 291 international and 53 domestics in 129 countries. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on its official website or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Instagram.


About Star Alliance:

The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance, based on a customer value proposition of global reach, worldwide recognition and seamless service. Since inception, it has offered the largest and most comprehensive airline network, with a focus on improving customer experience across the Alliance journey.

The member airlines are: Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 10,000 daily flights to almost 1,200 airports in 184 countries. Further connecting flights are offered by Star Alliance Connecting Partners Juneyao Airlines and THAI Smile Airways.