On April 5, 2018 Turkish Airlines hosted a special dinner at the Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria, celebrating their 5th Year Anniversary operating in Houston, Texas. Attending the celebration were community leaders like Sylvester Turner, Mayor of the City of Houston; consul generals from the Consular Corps of Houston; representing Turkey, Akil Oktem; Pakistan, Aisha Farooqui; and other destinations as well as public officials and prominent Houstonians from the International Community. The evening was a chance to honor the many industry partners and supporters that have played a role in their successful time serving the Houston market. Congratulations to Horizon Travel for receiving the best Pakistani Travel Agent Award. Everyone enjoyed the lavishly decorated ballroom, Traditional Dance Troop, Turkish Musicians, and the wonderful food finished off by a lovely Turkish coffee served by husband and wife owners of the Turquoise Grill, Yilmaz “Jim” and Deanna Dokuyucu. Turkish Airlines is expanding and growing rapidly due to their attention to detail, stellar customer service, and the comfort of their passengers.
“It was a great pleasure celebrating Turkish Airlines’ fifth year in Houston yesterday. During my previous posting as Consul General, one of our main goals was to establish a Turkish Airlines’ leg in Houston and make Istanbul a connection and a gateway to the rest of the world. It gives me great pleasure to see our work come to fruition. I would like to thank the Honorable Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, THY Vice President Mustafa Dogan, THY General Manager Yigit Avci and the Director of Aviation of the Houston Airport System Mario Diaz for a great evening. I look forward to working with them to build on the progress we have made so far and look forward to celebrating future anniversaries,” T.C. Houston Baskonsoloslugu, Turkish Consulate General in Houston said.
Turkish Airlines is the national flag carrier airline of Turkey. As of 2018, it operates scheduled services to 303 destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, making it the largest carrier in the world by number of destinations (excluding regional brands). It serves more destinations non-stop from a single airport than any other airline in Europe.
Turkish Airlines has been the official carrier of several European football clubs such as FC Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Galatasaray, Olympique de Marseille, Aston Villa, FK Sarajevo,[ Hannover 96, and A.S. Roma.
The airline has also made sponsorship and promotion deals with renowned athletes and actors, including Lionel Messi, Kobe Bryant, Caroline Wozniacki, Kevin Costner, Wayne Rooney and Didier Drogba.
Turkish Airlines has received international awards several years in a row, such as:
- Europe’s Best Airline
- World’s Best Premium Economy Class Airline
- Airline of the Year
- 16th Best Airline for Business Travel by CEOWORLD Magazine
- “With the arrival of summer, all corners in our country turn into rich gardens with a harmony of different colors. As the Aegean and Mediterranean Coasts bring you the peerless beauty of the sea and the sand, the cool highlands of the Black Sea offer irreplaceable opportunities in a verdant nature.
Every corner of Anatolia repeats its invitation to culture enthusiasts with its historic heritage. We invite you to explore the beauties of Turkey this summer with the privilege of Turkish Airlines,” said Bilal Eksi, Deputy Chairman and CEO.
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By: Heidi Powell-Prera