Connecting the Dots
Turkish Airlines offers flights noted by both worldwide reach and service quality
Glancing at a map, one can mark any city and likely, Turkish Airlines has already done it, staying connected and flying constantly to and from such places.
With one of the world’s largest fleets, flights to the most destinations from a single airport, and offices in six continents, Turkish Airlines lives through to its commitment to opening up the world to its passengers.
Turkish Airlines flies to 299 destinations, 250 being international. The connections stay old, sweetened and matured by the decades, but the fleet stays young with an average aeroplane age of 6.9 years, abreast of the latest technological developments in aeronautics, acquiring the latest Airbuses and Boeings. Of its fleet of more than 300 aircraft.
The airline earns the above superlatives. Going beyond its huge scale, awards garnered by the carrier over the years are rooted in the airline’s commitment to high standards of passenger service, recognised for its in- flight catering, and voted as Europe’s Best Airline for six consecutive years as noted in the independent Skytrax survey. It is also the carrier of choice of various football clubs and renowned athletes and actors.
The above survey also confirms the airline’s prestigious standing in the world of in- flight dining and cuisine as well as for the luxe lounges in its major hubs, garnering independent awards in these aviation categories. In- transit, musttries are its bread and dip or meze selections
with fruits served on the side. Presentation and taste make for a gourmet palate 35,000 feet above sea level. Halal and vegetarian selections are also available.
Headquartered in Istanbul, a unique gateway between European and Asian cultures, Turkish Airlines indeed banners the distinction of connection and exchange. Enjoy gourmet Turkish classics such as skewers, meatballs, as well as local versions of pasta and pizza over cocktails and live music. The main lounge also finds itself situated in an olive grove, a perfect way to start one’s tour of the country.
For lengthy cross- continent voyages spanning hours, passengers can opt to slow down and unwind at the eleventh hour or perk up near landing with an in- flight entertainment and communications system that creates an environment unto- itself, taking up minimal space while adhering to the highest standards of industrial design.
Whatever hassles still remain are further streamlined when flying business class. Passengers taking this tier are welcomed with flowers and chocolates prior to the flight and passage through private entry lanes. Larger baggage allowances also ensure that business essentials make the trip. In- flight, one can expect the appropriate meals depending on the time of the day, whipped up with an extra touch of class by the airline’s Flying Chefs. Flights exceeding eight hours maintain candlelit dinners and snack bars. Look out for must- try bundles of Turkish bread and other delights. Freshen up towards journey’s end at private lavatories as well as hot towel and wake- up services.
At touchdown, owing to all these premiums, yours and the passengers’ applause is indeed earnest. With Turkish Airlines, a world apparently getting smaller in reality widens horizons and strengthens connections between folks and their second, third, and fourth homes.
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home is where the hub is Enjoy live music and luxe accomodations at Turkish Airline's lounge at its main hub in Istanbul
Fly in style (Clockwise from left) Business Class seats are well-appointed for long flights; enjoy the finest in-flight cuisine with their famed Flying Chefs; America-bound flights exclusively feature top-class Denon headphones for ambient relaxation