Turkish Airlines is the national airline of Turkey. It's headquarters are in Istanbul, and it is largely owned by the Turkish Government. The airline carried 29 million passengers in 2010.
Turkish Airlines won the award for Europe's Best Airline and Southern Europe's Best Airline at the 2011 Skytrax Awards. It also won the award for the world's Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat.
With these accolades to its name, it is no wonder that Turkish Airlines' passengers frequently commend it for its high level of customer service and comfort.
Turkish Airlines has a number of high-profile sponsorship deals, and is an official sponsor of FC Barcelona and Manchester United F.C, two of the world's most popular football clubs.
Turkish Airlines operates flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul and from Cape Town to Istanbul.