Turkish Airlines, the airline that flies to more countries than any other, is named Best Airline in Europe by Skytrax on the prestigious 2024 World Airline Awards, also known as the Oscars of the aviation industry.

Held in London at the iconic Fairmont Windsor Park on 24 June 2024, the World Airline Awards saw several accolades being presented to the successful flag carrier. In addition to being recognised as the ‘Best Airline in Europe’, Turkish Airlines won two other top awards at the ceremony, including the ‘World’s Best Business Class Catering’ and ‘Best Airline in Southern Europe’.

Based on results from the independent surveys carried out by Skytrax, Turkish Airlines has been named best airline both in Europe and Southern Europe. These awards highlight the carrier’s exceptional service quality across its extensive network, underscoring the airline’s dedication to providing a seamless and comfortable travel experience for its passengers. Continuing to set the benchmark for in-flight dining and offering passengers an unforgettable gastronomic journey above the clouds, Turkish Airlines has secured ‘World’s Best Business Class Catering’ award.

Bilal Ekşi, CEO of Turkish Airlines, expressed gratitude for receiving prestigious honours from Skytrax. ‘Being named the Best Airline in Europe and in Southern Europe, and receiving recognition for our business class catering excellence is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team. As the Turkish Airlines family, we would like to thank our valued passengers, who deemed us worthy of these wonderful awards, and the Skytrax team, who put this evaluation into practice. With Turkish hospitality in our DNA, we remain committed to delivering an unmatched travel experience to our passengers and will continue to innovate and enhance our services,’ he said.

Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted congratulated Turkish Airlines, noting their popularity among customers. ‘Turkish Airlines repeated earlier year successes by winning the award for the World’s Best Business Class Catering and the airline and its catering partner Turkish DO&CO should be very proud of this success.’

Through these awards, Turkish Airlines reaffirms its leading position in hospitality, service quality and extensive network, which boasts more countries than any other. With the addition of Melbourne route in March 2024, the national flag carrier’s network has expanded to six continents. The airline is also committed to sustainability in aviation, undertaking various projects to create a better world for future generations. Turkish Airlines continues to uphold its signature service quality, ensuring best-in-class travel experience for its passengers.


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