Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five airplanes, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is today a four-star airline with a fleet of 249 aircraft (passenger and cargo) flying to more than 250 cities around the world. One of the fastest growing airlines, it has received several "Passenger Choice Awards" from Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX). In 2014, Turkish Airlines, for the fourth consecutive year, was named "Best Airline in Europe" by Skytrax.
Turkish Airlines flies to more countries in the world than any other airline (106 countries over five continents). The global airline won the SkyTrax Awards, known as the "Passengers Choice Awards," for the "Best Airline in Southern Europe" consistently in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. In 2012, Skytrax named Turkish Airlines "Best Premium Economy Seats in the world" for its Comfort Class seats.