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Turkish Airlines signs first MLS partnership with Houston Dynamo

Turkish Airlines kicked off 2019 as the official airline partner of the Major League Soccer Club, the Houston Dynamo. This partnership makes Turkish Airlines the first official airline partner for the club since 2012 and also marks the carrier’s first partnership with an American major league sports team.

As the flag carrier of Turkey, flying to more countries and international destinations than any other airline in the world, Turkish Airlines will utilize this partnership to create further exposure in the region with its successful sub-brand in the field of airfreight, Turkish Cargo.

“We are proud to partner with a world-class brand like Turkish Airlines and to help deliver additional visibility to Turkish Cargo,” said Dynamo President of Business Operations John Walker. “This partnership exemplifies and validates the international reach that Major League Soccer in Houston provides to global brands.”

The prominent sub-brand, who uses the airlines extensive passenger fleet to carry cargo to more than 300 destinations around the globe and has 15 cargo aircrafts offering dedicated cargo flight services to 85 destinations worldwide, stands as a significant part of this partnership.

Ranked among the top 10 international air cargo transportation companies, according to WACD (World Air Cargo Data), Turkish Cargo has become the preferred and fastest growing air cargo transportation brand in the world.

Turkish Airlines Houston General Manager, Yigit Bilge Avci, said, “We are highly pleased to be the Houston Dynamo’s official airline partner. Turkish Airlines is fully committed to supporting sports initiatives and we are excited about the opportunities this alliance will create for both brands.”

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