Turkish Airlines received the first APEX World Class award and won the Five Star Global Airline Award and the Diamond APEX Health Safety for the fifth time in a row
A Turkish Airlines, the global airline with the most destinations, received top honors during APEX/IFSA Expo 2021. The award is one of the main recognitions in the aviation industry and values innovative initiatives in the sector.
Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee, Ilker Ayci, was honored with the CEO Lifetime Achievement Award, an achievement bestowed for the first time in the history of the award to a European aviation leader.
Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) CEO Dr. Joe Leader, recognized Ayci for her dedication to constant innovation and her ability to effect transformative change quickly. “Turkish Airlines has made incredible progress under the leadership of CEO Ilker Ayci. Reaching the top of our industry with APEX World Class is the culmination of an unbroken winning streak for Turkish Airlines. The airline’s advancements in health, safety, service and sustainability with one of the youngest fleets in the world distinguish it among the best of the best,” said APEX CEO Dr. Joe Leader
Turkish Airlines was also honored with several awards, including the first APEX World Class Award. The award evaluates airlines on health safety, sustainability and the passenger experience. With over 600 airlines rated in the APEX Official Airline Ratings™, Turkish Airlines has received the APEX World Class award alongside six of the best airlines in the world. Turkish Airlines was also awarded the Five Star Global Official Airline Ratings™ for the fifth year in a row, as well as with the Diamond APEX Health Safety Award, provided by SimpliFlying.
“It is a great honor for Turkish Airlines to be recognized at this year's APEX/IFSA Expo, with our health and safety initiatives highlighted by our Diamond APEX Health Safety Awards and our five-year streak being awarded Five Star Global Official Airline Ratings . The newest award, the World Class Award, is an incredible recognition and audited flight program that Dr. Joe Leader created will be crucial to our growth as an industry. Finally, I am very honored to accept the APEX CEO Lifetime Achievement Award and I must thank our entire team for joining me on this journey,” said Ilker Ayci, Executive Chairman of Turkish Airlines.
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