Turkish Airlines has been named the CAPA Airline of the Year at the 11th annual CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence in Amsterdam. The CAPA Airline of the Year is awarded to the carrier that has had the greatest impact on the development of the airline industry, established itself as a leader, and the benchmark for others to follow.
Temel Kotil, President and Chief Executive of Turkish Airlines, accepted the award from CAPA Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison, at a gala ceremony on Wednesday evening.
“Turkish Airlines has established itself as a formidable competitor in a geographic region that boasts many of the world’s leading airlines,” said Peter Harbison. “Turkish has created the world’s largest international network and now reaches nearly 200 destinations from its powerful hub in Istanbul. Under the strong and visionary leadership of its management, and thanks to the dedicated efforts of its employees, Turkish Airlines has forged an industry leading service culture, numerous innovative marketing campaigns and a consistently high quality product offering.
“Turkish has successfully exploited its geographic position with an innovative fleet deployment strategy and it has successfully leveraged membership in Star Alliance and a wide range of bilateral codeshare relationships to further extend its global reach. All this is generating healthy profitability and we wish Turkish Airlines even greater success in 2014.”
Temel Kotil added: “As Turkish Airlines, we are proud to win such a distinguished award as CAPA Airline of the Year. This award encourages us for achieving further accomplishments and this is a depiction of Turkish Airlines’ wise growth strategy.”