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Turkish Airlines and NürnbergMesse sign Letter of Intent
  • Turkish Airlines is to become a “preferred carrier” of NürnbergMesse starting January 2013
  • Nürnberg Airport: important signal for Germany’s best airport for business travel
Turkish Airlines, NürnbergMesse and Nürnberg Airport have signed a Letter of Intent in Istanbul as the basis for strategic cooperation. The agreement provides for Turkish Airlines to be granted the status of “preferred carrier” for NürnbergMesse with effect from 2013. The two main partners of the exhibition centre and airport, the Free State of Bavaria and the City of Nürnberg, expressly welcome this development. The details of the marketing partnership are to be drawn up in the coming weeks. The cooperation advocated by Dr.Markus Söder, Bavarian State Minister of Financial Affairs, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of NürnbergMesse and member of the Airport Supervisory Board, was signed during a visit to Turkey by the minister. “With this partnership we have succeeded in launching an ideal cooperation for the business location Nürnberg. NürnbergMesse with its successful exhibitions offers professional platforms for profitable business in Nürnberg and worldwide. Turkish Airlines provides fast and reliable connections and Nürnberg Airport offers business travellers effective services,” said the Finance Minister. “This commitment opens up numerous opportunities for all concerned,” stated the managing directors of the airport and exhibition company.

With Turkish Airlines as “preferred carrier”, Turkish Airlines and NürnbergMesse are setting an example for promoting global economic relationships in the international exhibition business. As one of the 20 largest exhibition companies in the world, NürnbergMesse operates with representatives and subsidiaries in 95 countries. The strategic cooperation between NürnbergMesse and Turkish Airlines strengthens the link between Nürnberg Airport and Istanbul Atatürk International Airport as hub, not only for Turkey and the neighbouring Turkic countries, but also for the Middle East, Northeast Africa and Southeast Asia. Its geographical location makes Istanbul the intercontinental centre for worldwide business relationships and a global transport hub for almost 200 destinations served by Turkish Airlines.

Nürnberg exhibition and congress venue optimizes international accessibility

“The international trade fairs at the Nürnberg exhibition and congress venue are to carry on growing, for which uncomplicated access to Nürnberg is a major success factor,” stress the two Managing Directors of NürnbergMesse, Dr. Roland Fleck and Peter Ottmann. Turkish Airlines has brought exhibition and congress participants to Germany from all over the world for many years. The airline operates direct flights to all large German exhibition cities. The international airport in Nürnberg also has excellent connections to Istanbul with two Turkish Airline direct flights daily. The number of international visitors and exhibitors at the Nürnberg exhibition centre has grown by some 60 and 40 per cent respectively in the past ten years.

Nürnberg Airport the gateway to the Metropolitan Region

Nürnberg Airport is one of the TOP 10 German airports with just under four million passengers a year. The airport has won many quality awards for business travellers in the past, including the “Best German Airport” award presented by the renowned Business Traveller magazine. Managing Director Karl-Heinz Krüger emphasizes: “We see the award from our customers as an incentive to continuously improve our high service quality. This shows the airport’s great importance for business travellers and thus for Nürnberg as an exhibition location and for the whole Metropolitan Region.

About Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines won the “Best Airline Europe” award in 2011.It operates worldwide with flights to 196 destinations in 86 countries and a fleet of 180 aircraft.In Germany, Turkish Airlines takes off for Turkey up to 230 times a week from Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Nürnberg, Munich, Bremen and Leipzig, and offers ideal connections to the Middle East, Africa, Asia and America via the hub at Istanbul Atatürk International Airport.Turkish Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance.

About Nürnberg Airport

Nürnberg Airport is one of Germany’s Top 10 international airports with some 60 non-stop flights and connecting flights to the most important European hubs for transit to more than 300 other worldwide destinations.Some 4 million passengers a year use Nürnberg Airport, which impresses with its proximity to the city, direct underground link and broad range of services.Nürnberg Airport is also a hub for tourist traffic, which makes it a major transit airport in Germany.The air cargo traffic amounts to more than 100,000 tons.

About the NürnbergMesse Group

NürnbergMesse is one of the 20 largest exhibition companies in the world and among the Top Ten in Europe.The portfolio covers some 120 national and international exhibitions and congresses and approx. 40 sponsored pavilions at the Nürnberg location and worldwide.Every year, around 30,000 exhibitors (international share: 37 %), 975,000 trade visitors (international share: 21 %) and 405,000 consumers participate in the own, partner and guest events of the NürnbergMesse Group, which is present with subsidiaries in China, North America, Brazil and Italy.The group also has a network of 46 representatives operating in 95 countries.
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Signing of the Letter of Intent between Turkish Airlines, Nürnberg Airport and NürnbergMesse during the visit to Istanbul of Dr. Markus Söder, Bavarian State Minister of Financial Affairs and Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of NürnbergMesse GmbH.
Promising handshake on the Bosphorus.
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