Skytrax polled over 18 million business and leisure air travelers from 100 countries to determine the winners, which were announced at the Farnborough Airshow in the U.K. on July 12, 2012.
"We have always held our staff to the highest of standards to ensure we are delivering a superior product and unparalleled service to our customers," said Turkish Airlines President and CEO, Temel Kotil, Ph.D. "Winning this award from Skytrax on behalf of the traveling public is an honor and serves as proof that our efforts have paid off."
Turkish Airlines, which currently flies to more than 200 destinations across the globe, was also named "Best Airline in Southern Europe" and "Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat" for its Comfort Class seats. Consistently striving to set a new standard in air travel, the global carrier provides an unrivaled level of service and comfort, in addition to high-tech and luxury amenities including high-speed Wi-Fi broadband Internet access and Live TV on its Trans-Atlantic flights from New York and Los Angeles.
Besides Turkish gastronomy, the airline carries out its international cuisine with "Flying Chef" service in its Business Class on long haul transoceanic flights. This recent award comes on the heels of an award for "Best In-Flight Food" by flight comparison site Skyscanner.