Turkish Airlines' History
The Ministry of National Defense established Turkish Airlines in 1933 with just five small aircrafts that came under jurisdiction of Ministry of Public Works in 1935. Commercial flights to international destinations commenced in 1947. With an expanding fleet, it joined the 20-member Star Alliance in 2008. The airline is a publicly-traded entity operating flights to 261 worldwide destinations as of February 2015.
Turkish Airlines' Values
Turkish Airlines is one of the busiest service providers in Africa and Europe. It has code share agreements in place with several airlines. It was voted by Skytrax Passengers as Europe's best airline and received the World Airline Award for 2014. The carrier has international connections allowing visitors to discover Istanbul. It uses mobile applications and electronic Visa processing techniques.
What makes Turkish Airlines unique?
Turkish Airlines emphasizes on promoting the Miles&Smiles program allowing passengers to earn miles converted into lucrative rewards including flight tickets and upgrades. The airline extends privileges under special offers such earning 2000 welcome miles on joining the Miles&Smiles Heroes Program. It has tie-ups with major airlines to benefit flyers.