Turkish Airlines celebrates 10th Anniversary of its Star Alliance membership
Turkish Airlines celebrates the 10th Anniversary of joining the Star Alliance network which was established in 1997 as the first global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international travellers.
The flag carrier of Turkey celebrated its membership anniversary at Turkish Airlines Headquarters with the participation of Turkish Airlines chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, M İlker Aycı, and Star Alliance CEO, Jeffrey Goh.
“Today we are delighted to be together both with Star Alliance CEO, Jeffrey Goh, and you, all distinguished guests to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Star Alliance membership. Like yesterday and today, Turkish Airlines will continue to be a valuable partner for Star Alliance and its members; as an important element for our common strategy that will enable the Alliance to move forward with solid footprints. We’re sure that we will have more constructive partnerships within this big family, by working towards the desired goal of making further successes in forthcoming period,” said M İlker Aycı.
“It is a great pleasure for me to be present at this special event in Istanbul today. In the last ten years Turkish Airlines has played an important role in developing Star Alliance’s global network, especially improving access to Turkey, Central Asia and the Middle East. As Star Alliance transitions into its third decade, we look forward to continued close cooperation and support from Turkish Airlines, as we shift the Alliance’s focus to improving the customer journey by leveraging digital technology,” said Goh.
Turkish Airlines was welcomed as the 20th Star Alliance member airline in April, 2008. When Turkish Airlines joined Star Alliance network in 2008, it was adding 31 new destinations to the Star Alliance network, but today it makes Star Alliance presence available at 72 unique destinations in the world.
Since 2008, Turkish Airlines’ Miles & Smiles programme members can make use of the full Star Alliance FFP benefits. Not only they can earn and redeem miles on all member airline flights through their status, but also they can access more than 1000 passenger lounges across the globe, make use of extra baggage allowance, priority baggage delivery, fast track security and immigration, separate check-in counters and priority boarding.