News

Cricket Ireland Bowled Over as Turkish Airlines Extends Sponsorship

Cricket Ireland Bowled Over as Turkish Airlines Extends Sponsorship

Turkish Airlines has signed on for another two years as main sponsor for Cricket Ireland, in a boost for the sport in Ireland and as a sign of the growing profile of Irish cricket around the world.

Hasan Mutlu, Country Manager, Turkish Airlines, said: “Turkish Airlines is delighted to announce that our partnership has been extended for another two years with Cricket Ireland. 2019 is another milestone for Turkish Airlines as we are moving to our new hub in Istanbul, the largest airport in the world with an initial capacity of 90 million passengers in phase one with a final capacity of 200 million passengers a year. It will also be a milestone for Irish Cricket to play a Test match at the Home of Cricket in Lords in the summer. It is an honour for Turkish Airlines, the carrier that flies to more countries than any other, to be a part of Cricket Ireland and to see their rise on the global level. We hope to see our collaboration with Cricket Ireland go from strength to strength in the coming years.”

Dennis Cousins, Commercial Director, Cricket Ireland, said: “We are thrilled with Turkish Airlines’ announcement and see it as a vote of confidence in the direction of our sport and its growing profile around the world. Since Ireland received Full Membership and Test status in 2017 we have seen an uplift in interest and awareness of the Irish cricket brand, and as a result we have been able to invest back into the sport.

“It is a great sign that our commercial partners are onboard with both our objectives as an organisation and our values as a sport. That one of the world’s biggest airlines is committed to our sport is a boost for all involved in the Irish cricket community and reflects well on Ireland as an important global market for business and investment.”

The Turkish Airlines sponsorship, which began in 2017, has been extended until 2021. The airline will continue with its shirt sponsorship of the Ireland Men’s international team as part of the agreement.

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

More in News

Hertz Launches My Hertz Weekend Car Rental Subscription Service in Italy

Neil SteedmanJune 16, 2019

Children Go Free with Stena Line to Britain

Neil SteedmanJune 14, 2019

Airbnb Launches New Adventures Product

Neil SteedmanJune 14, 2019

Ryanair to Acquire Malta Air Operator Certificate with Purchase of Malta Air

Neil SteedmanJune 13, 2019

ITTN’s Great Value Travel Deals – 13th June 2019

Neil SteedmanJune 13, 2019

Wendy Wu Appoints Head of Group Sales and Partnerships

Neil SteedmanJune 13, 2019

New Eurowings Flight Platform Introduces Principle of ‘Virtual Interlining’

Neil SteedmanJune 13, 2019

WestJet Rewards Introduces ‘Buy Business, Get Gold’ Offer

Neil SteedmanJune 13, 2019

Silver Shadow to Undergo Refurbishment

Neil SteedmanJune 13, 2019

Copyright © 2019 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland