10 years and running: Turkish Airlines celebrates a decade of service to Toronto

TORONTO — Turkish Airlines celebrated its 10th year in the Canadian market with close to 300 travel agents, industry partners and government officials at a glitzy dinner in Toronto.

Speaking to guests, Zafer Bolukbasi, the airline’s General Manager in Toronto, said there is much to celebrate during this important milestone. “We could not have reached this level of success without fantastic Canadian travel agencies who love our brand, partners that provide the highest level of service and catering, and most importantly, the best customers in the world who trust us time and time again to deliver them to their destination, whether for business, family reunification, adventure or relaxation.”

Turkish Airlines’ decade-long journey in Canada began with flights to Pearson International Airport. It now services the Canadian market out of both Toronto and Montreal.

Bolukbasi also delivered a message to those in attendance: Widen Your World, a mantra that resonates with Canadians who are known for their sense of adventure.

The dinner also saw the debut of a special exhibit, ‘Take Your Seat, Turkey’, and included a keynote address by global photographer Randy VanDerStarren.

“We are delighted to celebrate our 10th anniversary in Toronto and we look forward to the next decade,” added Bolukbasi. “Turkish Airlines keeps enhancing its flight network and invites all passengers from around the world to discover new cultures and destinations while experiencing the unique hospitality of Turkish Airlines at every stage of their journey.”