ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
A training center of the Turkish Airlines has been recognized for excellence by a major industry association, the flagship air carrier announced on March 17.
Rafael Schvartzman, the regional vice president for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Europe, gave the honorary plaque on March 16 to Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Ekşi, in recognition of the excellence the Turkish Airlines Aviation Academy has shown.
According to a company statement, Schvartzman paid a courtesy visit to Ekşi in Istanbul and praised the activities of the Turkish Airlines Aviation Academy.
“Turkish Airlines, which shows an innovative approach in every field, also showed an innovative approach in this field and this is the most important factor in students’ success,” Schvartzman said during his visit.
Receiving the plaque, Eksi, praised the academy and thanked the IATA.
“The Turkish Airlines Aviation Academy was founded to meet the training needs of the Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s first airline as well as one of Europe’s leading airlines. It has transformed over the years into an institution that offers training courses to people from many different companies both in Turkey and abroad. The academy has been offering training courses for over 30 years,” the Turkish Airlines’ website said.
The academy is continuing its education programs in cooperation with the IATA. Last year, the academy gave 53 IATA education programs to more than 800 students.