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The best airline in Europe is... Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines has been chosen "Best Airline in Europe", “Best Airline in Southern Europe” and awarded “Best Business Class Onboard Catering”, “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” in 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards.

As a world recognized brand associated with air travel excellence in 21st century by providing unique products to the world airline and airport industry through professional Audit and Service Benchmarking programmes of airlines, airline alliances, airports and related air transport product and service suppliers across the globe, Skytrax had become the world leader in ranking aviation offers.

With no outside sponsorship, advertising or influence, it is the most respected global airline passenger study in the industry. This year’s awards were based on the results of over 18 million passenger surveys, with more than 105 nationalities participating, covering 245 airlines.

Turkish Airlines scored a resounding success at the 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards, with air travellers voting the airline as the "Best Airline in Europe", the fourth year running.By adding 'Flying Chef' service for Business Class passengers on its all long-haul and some of short-haul international flights, Turkish Airlines has been also named as the winner in the category, "Best Business Class Catering”. And was also awarded in the category, “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” for its seamless catering service that has been offered in its newest addition to the guest comfort; its expanded and refurbished lounge at Ataturk Airport, “Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul”.

TURKISH DO&CO; a group that has repeatedly won awards for providing Turkish Airlines’ passengers with the best meals in the sky and also in the lounges is an important factor in this success, being a partner of Turkish Airlines. 

The results of the 2014 World Airline Awards were announced in Hampshire, Farnborough Airshow. "Best Airline in Europe", “Best Airline in Southern Europe”, "Best Business Class Catering” and “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” awards were presented to Turkish Airlines' CEO, Temel Kotil Ph.D. by CEO of Skytrax, Edward Plaisted. The survey operated over a 10-month period, and more than 105 nationalities from over 160 countries around the world participated in the survey. 

The awards mark a continued period of success for the airline which has seen passenger numbers rise by 16.8% so far in 2014 compared to the same period last year. This follows the airline being ranked as a 4-star airline in 2007 and joining Star Alliance in 2008. While keeping its 4-star airline title again in 2008, Turkish Airlines was named “Best Airline in Southern Europe”.

Turkish Airlines continues to consolidate its position as one of the world's leading airlines by significant investments made in recent years, the awards received, impressive growth figures, large-scale aircraft orders, continuously expanding route network and innovative approaches that constantly improved by its huge family consisting of 40,000 employees. They all demonstrate its continued popularity amongst airline passengers.

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