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    Dear Guests,

    I would like to begin my letter this month by sharing with you some news that gives us great pride. For the third time, Turkish Airlines has been named as ‘Europe’s Best Airline’ by Skytrax, the world’s leading airline ranking program. In addition, the award for ‘Best Business Class Catering Service’ also went to Turkish Airlines. The Skytrax awards are especially meaningful for us because they are determined by the votes of passengers representing more than 160 countries, cast over a ten-month period. In other words, they reflect the favorable opinions of you, our valuable passengers. Besides, being the most favored airline for three consecutive years in Europe with a potential of about one billion passengers is clear proof of sustainable success. I would like to thank you, our valuable passengers who deemed us worthy of these awards. Here at Turkish Airlines we will continue doing our best to make you feel at home, to offer services beyond your expectations, and to win your favor. I would also like to extend here my gratitude to the Turkish Airlines family, because their friendly smiles and dedication played a key role in these awards. Finally, I would like to thank our Honorable Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The thriving status Turkey has reached today due to his visionary leadership was one of our major motivating factors in achieving these awards. Dear guests, Turkey continues growing and developing through major initiatives, and these developments have a substantial impact on the aviation sector as well. I hope that Istanbul’s third airport, contracted in May, will be also a great success. Beyond being the world’s largest airport with a capacity of 150 million passengers when completed, the third airport in Istanbul will provide an enormous competitive advantage to Turkey. The holy month of Ramadan begins in July. I hope that this blessed month, when all believers are edified through fasting and the blessings of the suhoor and iftar meals, will be an occasion of benevolence for our country and for all mankind. I thank you for choosing Turkish Airlines for your travels and wish you a pleasant flight.

    Sincerely yours,

    Temel Kotil,
    Ph.D. President & CEO