68 years presence of Turkish Airlines in Athens


Turkish Airlines celebrated its 68 years of operationat Athens International Airport << Eleftherios Venizelos >>. Turkish Airlines initiated itsinternational services as Ankara – Istanbul – Athens on 12 February 1947.

As the first international destination of Turkish Airlines, Athens is an important market as already proven by all Turkish Airlines’ activities. Turkish Airlines believe potential of this market and never stopped supporting the country through incoming tourism with fam trips and press trips from all over the world. As a result of these actions we observe in our figures growing interest to Greece from these destinations we have invested and this makes us continue these efforts with the same enthusiasm.

General Manager of Turkish Airlines in Athens Mr Alp Yavuzeserunderlined during the event: Today’s occasion is also important providing us the chance to thank all our collaborators in Greece, from local authorities up to the travel agencies, business partners in many fields and the management of Athens International Airport and Goldair Handling for the continued support they provide throughout these years. Ηe stated that the first seeds of Turkish Airlines international flights were planted with the inauguration of these flights 68 years ago .Being proud of reaching 68th year of service in Athens with three daily flights from Istanbul to Athens and two daily flights to Thessaloniki, our goal is to increase even more these flights in order to improve even further accessibility to Greece from all over the world, with more than 250 destinations which includes our network.We wish successful continuation of our course for next 70 and 100 more years.

Chief Executive Officer Mr. Dimitris Papamichail welcomed Mr Yavuzeser and also stated his wishes for good luck in his personal and business life. He also wished to have a smooth cooperation with his local partners under challenging time for Greece, particularly in political and economical level. He stated that as one of the most valuable partners of Goldair Handling , the ground handler , they are committed to maintain their services at an excellence level and will improve to promote and protect Turlish Airline ‘s position in the Greek market .