Turkish Airlines has achieved the highest ‘Diamond’ status in the health and safety review conducted by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Health Safety powered by Simpliflying.

The recognition is for the airline’s efforts in implementing high standards of safety and hygiene during the pandemic period.

Turkish Airlines achieved the Diamond status with numerous criteria such as touch-free check-in process, implementation of social distancing, temperature measuring at entrances, Covid-19 test service at the airport, extra hygiene precautions, in-flight social distancing, Hygiene Expert cabin crews appointed in flights, and hygiene kits offered to passengers.

Commenting on the news, M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines, chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee said:

“We continue to meticulously implement the comprehensive hygiene precautions in order to ensure that our passengers can travel in health and safety during the pandemic. We provided comfort and reassurance for our passengers with our Hygiene Expert cabin crews appointed in our flights and hygiene kits offered to all of our passengers, along with all the precautions taken in airports and in our aircrafts.

“We are glad that our guidelines for safe travel have achieved the highest “Diamond” status. We will continue to work selflessly to provide the best possible travel experience for our passengers.”

APEX CEO Dr. Joe Leader said:

“Turkish Airlines consistently has provided incredible passengers experience now topped by Diamond level certified, hospital-grade health safety for its customers. From the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic forward, Turkish Airlines has demonstrated a step-by-step customer health safety plan as expansive as its 127 country route-map.

“APEX applauds the incredible commitment and diligence by Turkish Airlines for passenger safety worldwide.”