Turkish Airlines (THY) has broken a tough record to break by offering flights to 91 different countries. Announcing that Turkish Airlines has now taken on the title of being the airline that flies to the highest number of countries in the world, THY Executive Board Chairman Hamdi Topçu says, "We recently added Mauritania to our list of destinations, which means we have now almost reached half of the entire world. " Topçu explains that Turkish Airlines flies to a total 204 destinations in 91 countries on five continents, and states, "we therefore decided to film a commercial that would depict this."
WE HAVE BECOME A NATIONAL PRIDE
Topçu recalls that it was quite emotional when they filmed the advertisement with native instruments from all over the world, spanning from China to Brazil, the Arab Desert to the streets of India playing the National Anthem. "We want to have the entire world hear our National Anthem played with different instruments from all over the world."
Explaining how much attention they drew in during filming, Topçu says, "This advertisement shows that we are an international brand and that we have a national pride which encompasses differing cultures."
Topçu says that as for their title, Turkish Airlines is followed by Air France, which currently flies to 88 nations. "We want to seal the deal by adding an additional 10 to 12 destinations by the end of the year. We don't want to leave anywhere in the world unflown to," states Topçu.