Turkish Airlines Collaborates with 20th UMA-CNS Open Golf Championship 2015
[Pakistan, Monday 10th August’15]: Turkish Airlines, one of the top rated international airlines, has recently collaborated with the celebrated 20th UMA-Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Open Golf Championship 2015 which was held in Karachi from 6th August to 9th August, 2015.
The CNS Open Golf Championship is the biggest golf tournament in Pakistan, which offers various categories for participation. Some of them include 36 holes for KGC caddies, semiprofessionals and senior professionals; 18 holes for seniors; nine holes match for veterans and 72 holes match each for professionals and amateurs. The winner of this year’s championship, Mohammad Munir, has been awarded a cash prize of Rs. 6 million, which is the biggest prize offered in the country as of now. Besides this, he has also received two return tickets courtesy Turkish Airlines, which he can use to fly to any of the 200 plus destinations where the airline flies.
Golf is an upcoming sport in Pakistan, with its popularity growing stronger in recent years. While the most loved sports in Pakistan remain cricket and the national sport hockey, there are a lot of talented local golf players emerging. Through platforms such as the CNS Open Golf Championship, local golf players are being given a chance to gain international exposure and acknowledgement. The current CNS Open Golf Championship and Turkish Airlines collaboration is yet another indication of the airline’s commitment to support sports in Pakistan.
Speaking about this collaboration, the General Manager of Turkish Airlines in Pakistan (Sindh Region) Mr Fatih Atacen Temel says “Turkish Airlines is organizing its own world golf cup since the last 6 years spanning 65 different destinations all over the world including Karachi, Pakistan where it was also held in 2014. Hence we have been organizing golf tournaments in Pakistan since the last 3 years and we send the winners to the final world cup in Antalya. This shows the dedication of Turkish Airlines to this lovely sport and also to the talent in Pakistan. Turkish Airlines will continue supporting golf in Pakistan”.
About Turkish Airlines:
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 277 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 274 destinations worldwide with 226 international and 48 domestic. According to Skytrax survey of 2014, Turkish Airlines was chosen “Europe’s Best Airline” for the fourth and “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the sixth consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world’s “Best Economy Catering Service” and in 2013 the world’s “Best Business Catering Service” awards, Turkish Airlines was this year awarded the world’s “Best Business Catering Service” and “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” prizes in the Skytrax survey. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on www.turkishairlines.com.
About Star Alliance:
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. The integration of Avianca Brasil is currently in progress. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,321 airports in 193 countries For additional information visit www.staralliance.com and/or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube or LinkedIn.