Air Transport World (ATW), the global airline industry’s leading monthly magazine, today announced that Turkish Airlines is the winner of the “Market Leadership Award 2011”.
ATW’s “Market Leadership Award” is closely followed by the industry and regarded as a highly prestigious recognition. Turkish Airlines’ Chief Executive Officer Dr. Temel Kotil will be accepting the award at ATW’s Gala Dinner on the evening of February 8, 2011 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.
In selecting Turkish Airlines for this award, ATW Editorial Director Perry Flint focused on Turkish Airlines’ competitive strengths in achieving both sustained rapid growth and strong profitability during a very challenging period for the airline industry in 2010. Flint noted that Turkish Airlines is the fastest growing airline in Europe and that its traffic and revenue performance in 2010 has far outpaced the airline industry as a whole. The jury committee was impressed with Turkish Airlines' swift development into a network carrier, noting that the number of transfer passengers has risen significantly since 2005.
Dr. Kotil indicated that being selected for this prestigious award is a great honor and motivation for Turkish Airlines, stating, “This award encourages us for achieving even greater accomplishments, and is a testament to the success of Turkish Airlines’ growth strategy.” He stressed that Turkish Airlines is starting to be seen as a role model for managing a sustainable and profitable growth strategy.
Further information about ATW’s Gala Awards and the award winners will be available in the upcoming issue of ATW.
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