Turkish Airlines

Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five airplanes, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is today a 4-star airline with a flet of 299 passenger and cargo aircraft flying to 287 destinations worldwide; 236 international and 51 domestic.
According to the 2015 Skytrax survey, Turkish Airlines is named as "Europe's Best Airline" for five and "Best Airline in Southern Europe" for seven consecutive years. Having won in 2010 the world's "Best Economy Catering Service", in 2013 the world's "Best Business Catering Service", and in 2014 "Best Business Catering Service" awards, Turkish Airlines is awarded with the world's "Best Business Class Lounge Dining" and "Best Business Airline Lounge" prizes in the 2015 Skytrax survey. Currently with 8 US gateways, Turkish Airlines offers 70 flights per week, serving some 5,000 passengers.

Facts & Figures

287 Airports Served

299 Aircraft

113 Countries Served

119.32 bn Revenue Passenger KM

M. Ilker Ayci Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, Turkish Airlines

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M. Ilker Ayci Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, Turkish Airlines

Born in Istanbul in 1971, M. İlker AYCI graduated from Bilkent University’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration in 1994 and went to the UK to work as a researcher at Leeds University’s Department of Political Science in 1995. In 1997, he graduated from the International Relations Masters program (English) in Marmara University.

Starting his career in 1994, Mr. Aycı held a variety of roles at Kurtsan İlaçları A.Ş., Istanbul Municipal Authority and Universal Dış Ticaret A.Ş. He was also assigned as the General Manager of  Başak Sigorta A.Ş. between 2005 – 2006, the General Manager of Güneş Sigorta A.Ş between 2006-2011 and the President of The Investment, Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey between 2011-2015 and he was the Vice President and President of the World Association of Investment Agencies between 2013 -2015. He has been performing the duty of the Turkish Airlines Inc. Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee since April 2015.

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Full Facts & Figures

Airports Served 287
Aircraft 299
Countries Served 113
Revenue Passenger KM 119.32 bn
Sales Revenue (in US$) 10.52 BUSD
Employees 22,030