Mehmet Akay takes over as GM, Southern & Western India, Turkish Airlines

14 May,2012

By A Correspondent


Turkish Airlines has announced that Mehmet Akay as the new General Manager for Southern & WesternIndia. In his role, Mr Akay will be taking charge of Turkish Airlines’ strategic success in this region and will be responsible for driving growth and expansion of the company’s market share inIndia.


Mr Akay started his career with Turkish Airlines inIstanbulin 1999 as a reservation agent. He was engaged in various responsibilities within the airline, including revenue management & pricing specialist. He also had a brief stint as Regional Commercial Manager inVietnamwhere he was posted for 2 years. With a proven record of dynamic leadership, winning attitude and the ability to drive goals and initiatives, Mr  Akay will guide the airline’s journey towards achieving new heights in sales and brand building.


Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Mehmet Akay said: “Turkish Airlines has witnessed outstanding growth in the Indian market in the last few years and is now perfectly poised for a sharp take-off. I am pleased to be in a dynamic and vibrant country likeIndiaand strive to take the company to newer heights in the days to come”.


Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five airplanes, Star Alliance member, Turkish Airlines is a four star airline with 179 aircrafts flying to 193 destinations around the world. Turkish Airlines has received several “Passengers Choice Awards” from the consumer ranking group, Skytrax.

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