The travel industry gathers at The World’s Meeting Point for the Turkish Airlines Corporate Club Conference

Istanbul, 13th October, 2019

The Turkish Airlines Corporate Club Conference took place on October 8th, bringing one of the most important coporate travel events on the calender to Istanbul. Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries than any other airline, will host the conference for its fourth year, bringing together thought leaders and experts from the travel industry to discuss, debate and network.

Over 500 travel professionals from around the world will meet in Istanbul to celebrate this year’s theme ’10 years of Turkish Airlines Corporate Club’ as the airline enters a new era from its new home at Istanbul Airport, the world’s biggest airport terminal built from scratch. Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, M. İlker Aycı will open the conference, which will be moderated by BBC Hard Talk’s Aaron Heslehurst. The programme features leading figures in the travel industry including keynote speaker Celeste Headlee, an award-winning journalist and bestselling author as well as GBTA’s Melanie Garrett, among others.

This year has seen Turkish Airlines enter a new chapter in its history as a global airline. The flag carrier moved to its new home at Istanbul Airport in April 2019 during a huge operation dubbed ‘The Great Move’. From the brand new Turkish Airlines hub, which will have an annual capacity of 200 million upon final completion, cutting-edge features and increased facilities offer huge potential for the airline’s operations. With one of the youngest fleets in Europe, Turkish Airlines is on track to building a fleet of 400 by 2021 with the arrival of six 787-9 Dreamliners this year, allowing the global airline to further expand its network. New destinations launched in 2019 include Sharjah, Marrakesh, Port Harcourt, Bali, Pointe-Noire, Luxor and Mexico City with a Rovaniemi route to be launched in December.

Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, M. İlker Aycı said “Turkish Airlines continues to grow its operations and the products and services offered to its corporate passengers and eagerly embrace the opportunities that our new home at Istanbul Airport offers. We are committed to providing our guests an elevated travel experience and welcome them on our journey from the World’s Meeting Point“.

Turkish Airlines Corporate Club is dedicated to serving the best of Turkish hospitality to its corporate customers and is committed to offer a range of advantages through its loyalty program. Appreciating that time is of the utmost importance to its guests, the Turkish Airlines Corporate Club provides maximum flexibility of ticket booking, use of Istanbul Airport’s exclusive lounges and pre-boarding advantages such as a generous baggage allowance. Once onboard, valued members are invited to enjoy excellent products and services. Business Class guests have exclusive use of flatbeds to stay refreshed, free WiFi to stay connected and and Flying Chefs who serve top class catering.

About Turkish Airlines:

Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has a fleet of 339 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 316 worldwide destinations as 266 international and 50 domestic, in 125 countries. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on its official website www.turkishairlines.com or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

About Star Alliance:

The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Avianca Brasil, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 19,000 daily flights to over 1,300 airports in 194 countries. Further connecting flights are offered by Star Alliance Connecting Partner, Juneyao Airlines

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