Live English broadcasts come to Turkish Airlines
M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines' Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, said in a statement: “As the national flagship airline of Turkey, we are proud to offer TRT World’s objective perspective and alternative approach to news-making to the 122 countries we fly to.”
İbrahim Eren, Director General and Chairman of TRT, also commented: “It is important to stay informed and up-to-date on world events. Passengers tune in to different outlets for news and it is vital to have variety in your sources to have a more well-rounded view of current events. We are grateful to Turkish Airlines for delivering our content in flight.”
Istanbul-based TRT World debuted in 2015 and, according to a press release from Turkish Airlines, "offers an alternative viewpoint on global and domestic events, challenging perceived narratives and providing a much-needed new perspective on news."
Including TRT World, eight channels can now be streamed live over satellite on select Turkish Airlines flights.