Turkish Airlines, the national carrier of Turkey and Europe’s best airline*, signed an agreement with Borussia Dortmund, champion in both the 2010 and 2011 seasons of the German football Bundesliga, Germany's top league.
Turkish Airlines and Borussia Dortmund’s (BVB) 3 year agreement represents a strong commitment from both sides and the partnership will involve numerous joint activities and programs. Most significantly, Turkish Airlines is now the airline of choice for all BVB international flights. Turkish Airlines serves twelve German cities with roughly 250 flights a week. From its hub in Istanbul the airline offers connections that will allow the team to travel across the world.
The Premium Partnership with BVB once again underlines Turkish Airlines’ commitment to align with the best. The club has won the German championship twice, is the current DFB Cup champion and is also a strong performer in the Champion's League. With eight German championship titles, three German DFB Cup titles and one Champion's League title, Dortmund ranks fifth in the all-time German Bundesliga table.
As Europe’s Best Airline, Turkish Airlines is a natural partner for Borussia Dortmund, combining excellence in sport with excellence in aviation and service. The football club stands for tradition, regional identity, hard work and success, all the principles that Turkish Airlines also values and strives to exhibit.
Hamdi Topçu, Chairman of Turkish Airlines, says: “We are excited to accompany Borussia Dortmund on its path towards success in the near future and are looking forward to a fruitful partnership.”
Topçu continues: “Turkish Airlines and Borussia Dortmund share a similar success story. Dortmund has a very notable set of players, many of them young and successful. The company also invests heavily in talent building. Several of the Borussia Dortmund players are members of both the German and Turkish national teams.”
Hans-Joachim Watzke, Borussia Dortmund’s CEO, announces: We are glad to have Turkish Airlines, a global brand as our Partner. Turkish Airlines is a strong brand with obviously high quality and a first class service. We are looking forward to cooperate with Turkish Airlines and pleased, that they chose Borussia Dortmund as a strong partner to realize their goals."