Turkish Airlines appoints new general manager in Kuwait
PTurkish Airlines, Europe’s Best Airline, has announced the appointment of Mr Sami Aydogan as general manager of the global carrier’s operations in Kuwait. Mr Aydogan will be responsible for developing and leading Turkish Airlines growth strategy in the country with a focus on operations, sales and marketing.
Mr Sami Aydogan’s predecessor, Adem Ceylan, has taken on the position of Vice President of Marketing & Sales for Turkish Airlines in Middle East & Cyprus, building on his wealth of experience in the Middle East, one of the carrier’s fastest growth markets, and in Kuwait where passenger traffic grew by over 35 per cent last year compared to 2012.
A farewell dinner was held at JW Marriott Hotel in Kuwait City to welcome Mr Aydogan in his new role as general manager for Turkish Airlines operations in Kuwait and to celebrate achievements of the global carrier with Mr Ceylan, local partners, corporate customers and the community.
Mr Zekeriya Kurucam, Deputy General Manager for Turkish Airlines in Kuwait said: “We are proud of our colleagues’ accomplishments and are delighted that Mr Aydogan will be spearheading our operations in Kuwait, a country where our airline is increasingly popular amongst the Kuwaiti community for the connections we offer to every corner of the globe.”
Having begun his career with Turkish Airlines in 2010 as a specialist in marketing and sales for the middle Europe division Mr Aydogan has held various positions with Turkey’s national carrier over the last 3 years. He recently moved from the flight management sector where he worked as a flight management specialist from 2010 to 2011 and also undertook similar operational and marketing responsibilities.
Building on the recent growth achieved by Turkish Airlines in terms of passenger traffic there are now three flights daily from Kuwait City to Istanbul connecting Kuwaitis to more countries than any other airline with 243 destinations across 104 countries.
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