Turkish Airlines Named Best Airline Food in the Sky

Europe’s Top Airline Takes First Place in Poll by Skyscanner

Turkish Airlines In-Flight Catering (Photo: Business Wire)

NEW YORK--()--A panel of international travelers has spoken and named Turkish Airlines’ cuisine the best in-flight food, beating out 18 other airlines around the world. The survey, coordinated by flight comparison site Skyscanner, asked passengers to judge airline food based on presentation and taste. Turkish Airlines menu, which includes such dishes as Turkish meatballs, stuffed eggplant, caprese salad, and walnut pear tart, took first place with a score of 86%.

On each flight, Turkish Airlines offers its passengers gourmet cuisine and rotating menu options. The airline also offers a range of special meals including children’s, Kosher, vegetarian and seafood options. All meals are prepared with fresh ingredients and those served on extended range (transoceanic) flights are served to passengers via Flying Chefs who give professional support to the cabin crew during meal preparation.

In addition to providing restaurant-quality cuisine on all flights, Turkish Airlines also creates special in-flight menus for holidays and special occasions. Most recently, the airline offered a specially prepared array of decadent Valentine’s Day treats and meals to passengers, complete with chocolates and cupcakes.

“We are honored to have been chosen as the winners of ‘Best In-Flight Food’ by Skyscanner,” said Turkish Airlines President and CEO, Temel Kotil, Ph.D. “Our goal has always been to provide passengers with a luxurious experience in the skies, and we are proud to offer an assortment of savory gourmet options to all of our customers.”

About Turkish Airlines:

Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five airplanes, Star Alliance member, Turkish Airlines is a four-star airline today with a fleet of 179 aircraft (passenger and cargo) flying to 190 cities around the world, comprised of 34 domestic and 156 international destinations. It has also received awards for its catering and holds a coveted four-star designation, putting the airline in a small group of top quality carriers. Turkish Airlines was also chosen as “Best Airline Europe” in 2011, was given the Skytrax designation of “World’s Best Economy Class On-board Catering” in 2010, and Skyscanner’s “Best On-board Food 2011.” Long haul Business Class passengers also enjoy the Flying Chef service on-board.

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 traveler. 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 Star Alliance network offers more than 20,800 daily flights to 1,300 airports in 189 countries.

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Contacts

For Turkish Airlines
Michelle Mekky
312-245-9805 ext. 112
michellemekky@alpaytac.com

Release Summary

A panel of international travelers has named Turkish Airlines’ cuisine the best in-flight food, beating out 18 other airlines. The results were based on a poll by flight comparison site, Skyscanner.

Contacts

For Turkish Airlines
Michelle Mekky
312-245-9805 ext. 112
michellemekky@alpaytac.com