Turkish Airlines celebrated 300th aircraft ceremony at Ataturk International Airport (AIA) in the new hanger of Turkish Technic Inc on January 5, 2016.
Taking its place as one of the world’s major airlines with the addition of its 300th aircraft, Europe’s leading airlines continues to strengthen its position in global aviation. Turkish Airlines wishes to serve its customers with Europe’s youngest and most modern fleet and that process continues as the airline adds it 300th aircraft.
The ceremony included the participation of Turkish Airlines Board Chairman, M. Ilker Ayci, CEO, Dr. Temel Kotil, Airbus Regional Sales Director (Middle-East and Europe), Douglas Anderson, and Airbus contracts director, David Bonnel and also large number of business partners and media representatives.
Chairman M. Ilker Ayci on the occasion pointed out that Turkish Airlines has set great targets to take measured steps toward becoming the world’s leading airline. Today a 4-star airline with a fleet of 300 (passengers and cargo) aircraft flying to 284 destinations worldwide, 235 international and 49 domestic.
Now Turkish Airlines are the world’s 13th largest airline in terms of fleet size and 39 aircraft to be added by the end of this year 2016. He also added Turkish Airline will have the strongest base in international aviations with its highly qualified work force and its young modern fleet and made huge efforts to reach that objective as a big family working together.