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Winners announced at Skytrax World Airline Awards

By Business & Finance
19 June 2015
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Turkish Airlines’ deputy chairman and CEO, Temel Kotil PhD is presented with the ‘Best Airline in Europe award by the CEO of Skytrax, Edward Plaisted.

The World Airline Awards – widely known as the Passengers Choice Awards – are a global benchmark of airline excellence.

The Skytrax World Airline Awards are coveted quality accolades for the world airline industry. Travellers from across the globe take part each year in the world’s largest airline passenger satisfaction survey to decide the award winners.

Skytrax provides unique products to the global aviation industry through professional audit and service benchmarking programmes for airlines, airline alliances, airports and related air transport product and service suppliers across the globe.

With no outside sponsorship, advertising or influence, it is the most respected global airline passenger survey firm in the industry.

This year’s awards were based on over 13 million survey questionnaires completed by 112 different nationalities of airline customers during the survey period from May 2014 to January 2015. The survey covered 550 airports worldwide. This established, industry survey is Independent and evaluates traveller experiences across different airport service and product key performance indicators – from check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security and immigration through to departure at the gate.

And in this year’s awards, Turkish Airlines has scored a resounding success, with air travellers once again recognizing the airline as the ‘Best Airline in Europe’, for the fifth year running.

It’s refurbished and expanded lounge, which offers the wide range of activities and services, transforms pre-flight or connecting time into its own special experience, unique to Turkish Airlines, earned the flag carrier the top spot in the category, ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge’.

Turkish Airlines was also awarded in the category, ‘Best Business Class Lounge Dining’ for the second consecutive time, for its excellent catering service that has been a hallmark of guest comfort in its world-renowned lounge at Ataturk Airport.

The awards mark a continued period of success for the airline, which has seen a significant passenger numbers rise compared to the same period last year.

Qatar Airways is named the World’s Best Airline in the 2015 World Airline Awards, which were held at Paris Airshow, the third time in five years that Qatar Airways has won this global title.

For a list of full winners click here.