ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Turkish Airlines has received “Airline of the Year” from an international aircraft organization as the company savors its recent successes with $1.1 billion profit posted last week and a record 117-plane order from Airbus.
Air Transport News awarded the prize at a ceremony in Montreal attended by the leaders of the air transport industry.
“As a result of our ‘zero-tolerance for laziness and bad intentions’ principle and of our love and care for our business and passengers, this award once again proves that Turkish Airlines is definitely the world’s rising star in aviation,” Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Airlines, said.
At the ceremony, the only international awards ceremony including all the main categories of the air transport industry, Istanbul Atatürk
Airport was also named the winner in the “Airport of the Year” category.
“It is a great achievement to receive this award at a time when Istanbul Atatürk
Airport is growing at an exceptional 20 percent rate every year,” said Sani Sener, CEO and executive board member of TAV Airports, which operates Atatürk