Turkish Airlines named Skytrax “Best Airline Europe”

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Turkish Airlines scored a resounding success at the 2012 Skytrax World Airline Awards, with air travelers voting the airline as the Best Airline in Europe for the second year running.

Turkish Airlines also has been named as the winner of “Best Airline in Southern Europe” and “Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat” for its Comfort Class seats by Skytrax.

Skytrax is a world recognized brand associated with air travel excellence in the 21st century, providing unique expertise to the world airline and airport industry through the most professional audit and service benchmarking programs of product and service quality.

Turkish Airlines’ general manager Temel Kotil Ph.D. (left) receives the award from Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted (right). Turkish Airlines’ general manager Temel Kotil Ph.D. (left) receives the award from Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted (right).

The survey polled over 18 million business and leisure air travelers from 100 countries, with the winners of these passenger’s choice awards announced at the Farnborough Airshow, UK on July 12, 2012. The awards were handed over to Turkish Airlines’ general manager, Temel Kotil Ph.D. by the CEO of Skytrax, Edward Plaisted.

“Turkish Airlines continues to consolidate its position as one of the world’s leading airlines and the awards they have received today for Best Airline in Europe and the Best Airline in Southern Europe demonstrate their continued popularity amongst passengers. Turkish Airlines Premium Economy cabin product has proved increasingly popular and the award Turkish Airlines collected for the Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat is a clear reflection of the success of this high quality product,” said Edward Plaisted of Skytrax.

Turkish Airlines won the Skytrax award for the “Best Airline in Southern Europe” both last year and in 2010, as the airline achieved the same great success by winning the “Skytrax World Aviation Award 2009,” known as the Oscar of Aviation industry.