Athens, April 7, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency
Review Hari Stefanatos
Turkish Airlines was awarded the prize “ACTIVE GREECE AWARDS 2015” for being the most important carrier connecting Greece with the rest of the world as well as contributing to the development in commercial activities, and passenger traffic increase between Turkey and Greece in the Forum of ’’Business Excellence in the field of Extraversion’’.
The forum was organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of development , Ministry of Rural Development, Pan-Hellenic Exporters Association, Association of Exporters of Northern Greece, Piraeus Port Authority, Export Credit Insurance organization and with the technical support of STAT BANK.
Turkish Airlines General Manager in Athens Mr. Alp Yavuzeser stated that Turkish Airlines will show every effort to move forward the relations between Turkey and Greece in cultural, social and economical terms.
He also stated that Turkish Arlines connects Greece to more than 260 destinations in the world with flights from Athens and Thessaloniki with 35 frequencies in total ( 3 daily flights being between Athens and Istanbul and 2 daily flights between Thessaloniki and Istanbul)
He emphasized that the frequency increases to be made in near future 2015 will increase the ‘accessibility’ of the country which is in direct proportion with economic growth.
About Turkish Airlines:
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 269 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 266 destinations worldwide with 221 international and 45 domestic. According to Skytrax survey of 2014, Turkish Airlines was chosen “Europe’s Best Airline” for the fourth and “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the sixth consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world’s “Best Economy Catering Service” and in 2013 the world’s “Best Business Catering Service” awards, Turkish Airlines was this year awarded the world’s “Best Business Catering Service” and “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” prizes in the Skytrax survey. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on www.turkishairlines.com.
About Star Alliance:
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. The integration of Avianca Brasil is currently in progress. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,316 airports in 192 countries.