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Turkish Airlines wins award for “World's Best Economy Class Onboard Catering" at 2010 Skytrax World Airline Awards

Turkish Airlines wins Skytrax award for “Best Airline in Southern Europe”, the same great success as last year.

Skytrax has announced the results of the 2010 evaluation, naming Turkish Airlines the “Best Airline in Southern Europe” and the "World's Best Economy Class Onboard Catering" with its inflight service served by Turkish DO & CO. The airline also took 3th place in the best airline companies in all Europe countries.

Skytrax covers over 750 aspects of product and service quality measurements to evaluating airline companies. Turkish Airlines achieved the same success in 2007 and achieved another success by becoming the 4 star airline company of Southern Europe in 2010. Turkish Airlines had a great showing this year in the grading of the 2010 Skytrax World Aviation Awards, known as the "Oscars of the aviation industry".

The following countries in Southern Europe were included for rating, Portuga: Spain, Italy, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Cyprus, Malta, Romania, Slovenia, and Turkey.

The winners were determined with more than 17.9 million interviews with passenger from over 100 countries during the 10-month survey period between July 2009 and April 2010. The Skytrax World Airline Awards are highly regarded, recognized and cited around the globe. Skytrax has been evaluating the products and service quality of airline companies and airports since 1999.

The Skytrax World Airline Awards ceremony, with more than 40 airline companies in attendance, took place at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, on Thursday, April 20, 2010. The award was handed to Turkish Airlines by Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted.

Turkish Airlines is the only airline company in the Europe to win the award for the best quality for all classes.

Turkish Airlines continues to be the only 4 star airline company in all categories in Europe, achieving the same great success as last year and gernering attention from the global aviation industry.

Turkish Airlines has achieved 4 star status for our first, business, and economy classes for long-haul flights and for business and economy classes for our short-haul flights. Providing 4 star quality service in economy class especially puts Turkish Airlines ahead of its competitors. No other airline in the area has been lauded as a 4 star airline for both its services and long-haul and short-haul flights.

Skytrax officially announced the results on www.airlinequality.com, with Turkish Airlines leading other regional competitors.

For more information about Turkish Airlines and the flight schedule please stay on our web site by visting turkishairlines.com.

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