World’s largest amateur golf tournament takes off with Turkish Airlines

The Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup, the world’s largest corporate golf tournament, will be played in Colombo for the fourth time on 21st September 2019.

With a fleet of 338 aircraft, no-one flies to more than the 312 destinations in 124 countries around the world served by Turkish Airlines, who carried over 75 million passengers in 2018, a record for the Star Alliance member airline.

The newly-opened Istanbul Airport hub will become the new home of Turkish Airlines, at the center of global aviation.  Set for completion in 2025, the mega project will include six runways and four terminals with the capacity to serve up to 200 million passengers annually, delivering a streamlined travel experience.

It comes as little surprise then that the world’s finest airline also serves up the very best for its clients on the fairways as well as the runways – all with the genuine Turkish hospitality famous around the world.  Business Class travellers are treated to luxury as standard with excellent meals served by onboard Flying Chefs, the best of inflight entertainment with noise cancelling headphones, and exclusive lounges at Istanbul Airport.

Business and golf are a natural fit and no-one combines the two as well as Turkish Airlines, with their backing of the European Tour tournament Turkish Airlines Open and the Challenge Tour’s Turkish Airlines Challenge.

Golf is so entrenched in the Turkish Airlines philosophy that customers’ clubs even fly for free and players can look forward to another unforgettable Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup, which is now in its seventh year, sponsored by National Car Rental & SOCAR.

Last year’s tournaments broke records once again with 100 qualifying events taking place around the world, including past Open Championship venue Royal Birkdale and Ryder Cup destinations Gleneagles and the K Club in Dublin.

Winners reach the Grand Finals in Turkey and the champions in the Finals secure places in the Turkish Airlines Open Pro-Am, where previous winners have played alongside Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.

Murat Baydar, General Manager of Turkish Airlines Colombo said: “We are thrilled to be back in Colombo with the TAWGC and a new group of golfers as our event has become a highlight on the region’s calendar over the past four years. We are proud that this competition has grown in parallel with the world class Turkish Airlines brand. Good luck to the players, we look forward to inviting the winner to represent Colombo in the Grand Finals in Turkey later this year.”

Murat Baydar added: “Flying to more countries than any other airline in the world, Turkish Airlines supports some of the world’s most successful sportspeople and organisations bridging cultures and continents. Alongside TAWGC, Turkish Airlines is title sponsor of Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Europe’s top club level basketball competition and is committed to supporting the best sporting competitions around the world.”