With the addition of its 300th aircraft, Europe’s Leading Airline continues to strengthen its position in global Aviation.Taking its place as one of the world’s major airlines, Turkish Airlines continues to grow its fleet in order to meet the needs of its ever growing network and expanding customer base. Turkish Airlines also wishes to serve its customers with Europe’s youngest and most modern fleet.
That process continues as the airline adds its 300th aircraft.The addition of the 300th plane was celebrated with a ceremony that was held at Atatürk International Airport in the new hangar of Turkish Technic Inc.. The ceremony included the participation of Turkish Airlines’ Board Chairman, M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines’ CEO, Dr. Temel Kotil, Airbus’Regional Sales Director/Middle East and Europe, Douglas Anderson, and Airbus’ Contracts Director, David Bonnel as well as a large number of business partners and media representatives.
In his address, Turkish Airlines Board Chairman M. İlker Aycı noted that Turkish Airlines has set great targets to take measured steps towards becoming the world’s leading airline. Indicating that Turkish Airlines has also acted as a “diplomatic” pioneer due to the far reaching flight network, Aycı said, “As Turkish Airlines, we are at the top among the fastest growing airlines worldwide.Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Turkish Airlines today is a 4-star airline with a fleet of 300 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 284 destinations worldwide-235 international and 49 domestic
Turkish Airlines received its 100th aircraft in August 2006,73 years after its establishment.Nearly seven years later, in March 2013, its fleet reached 200 aircraft. With 300 aircraft in our fleet today, we are the world’s 13th largest airline in terms of fleet size*, and with 39 new aircraft to be added by the end of this year, Turkish Airlines will be even more prominent at the international level with its young fleet.”
He also added that, “We are determined that Turkish Airlines will have the strongest base in international aviation with its highly qualified workforce and its young, modern fleet. We have made huge efforts to reach that objective as a big family working together. The 300th airplane is one symbol of our determination to reach the vision and objectives that we’ve set.”