Participants of the press conference were Mr. Yönet Can Tezel, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Republic of Turkey to Ukraine; Mr. Emre Menevse, Vice President of Turkish Airlines for Sales for Eastern Europe and Balkans; Mr. Dincer Sayici, General Manager of Turkish Airlines in Kyiv; Mr. Yevhen Hryhorovych Dykhne, First Deputy Director General of ‘Boryspil’ International Airport; and Ms. Oksana Viktorovna Serdiuk, Director of Tourism and Resorts Department of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine.
Turkish Airlines operated its first flight to Ukraine in 1993. To date, Turkish Airlines performs more than 60 flights per week from 6 Ukrainian cities - Kyiv, Odesa, Kharkiv, Lviv, Zaporizhia and Kherson, as well as three cargo flights per week.
Over the last 5 years, Turkish Airlines transported more than 1 million passengers and performed more than 4,000 passenger flights from/to Borispol airport.
‘We are honored to provide services to inhabitants of this beautiful country, offering the highest quality of service in the air and on the ground, turning each flight into an exciting journey,’ said Mr. Dincer Sayici, General Manager of Turkish Airlines in Kyiv.
‘Turkish Airlines is more than just a company; it is the culture of service, the culture of quality. As the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey, I am proud when my Ukrainian friends tell me why they like and why they prefer Turkish Airlines. Turkish Airlines plays an important role in connecting the ‘new Ukraine’ with the world. I know that Turkish Airlines sees Ukraine not only as a market, but also a partner for all future achievements. This is also the policy of Turkey towards Ukraine,’ said Mr. Yönet Can Tezel, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Republic of Turkey to Ukraine.
‘Twenty-five years of flights with Turkish Airlines to Ukraine bespeaks the long-term cooperation between Boryspil airport and Turkish Airlines. Today we are celebrating the anniversary of the airline that was chosen the best airline in Europe for 6 consecutive years according to Skytrax independent consumer survey and one of the best European airlines at three categories in 2018 TripAdvisors’ Travelers’ Choice Awards. This means that our cooperation not only has been tested by time but also has received the highest quality awards. We congratulate Turkish Airlines and appreciate it for encouraging modernization and development of services at Boryspil airport,’ said Mr. Yevhen Dykhne, First Deputy Director General of ‘Boryspil’ International Airport.
‘This anniversary is special, bearing in mind that Turkish Airlines had the difficult and at the same time important role to be among the first foreign companies in Ukrainian air market. High standards of the airline stimulate competition in this market, from which eventually benefit consumers, tourist and citizens. For a quarter century, Turkish Airlines has been connecting Ukraine with the world and contributing to stronger inbound tourist flow, increase in business activity and shaping of Ukraine’s image as of an accessible destination,’ said Ms. Oksana Serdiuk, Director of Tourism and Resorts Department of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine.
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has a fleet of 326 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 302 worldwide destinations as 253 international and 49 domestic, in 121 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.