Turkish Airlines has launched specially designed Airbus A321-type aircraft with a livery of the ‘Trojan Horse’ image to globally promote the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey's decision to celebrate 2018 as “The Year of Troy.”
“The Year of Troia” coincides with the 20th anniversary of the admission of the archaeological site of Troy to UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List.
“As the flag carrier airline of Turkey, we place great importance on promoting our country and our values. The Trojan era which dates back to 3000 BC, is one of the unique civilizations of Anatolia and is the subject of many epics. We’re honored to contribute to the introduction of “Troia” with our Troy themed aircraft at many worldwide destinations that we serve. We’re inviting the global community to see "Troia”, and to visit our fascinating country,” said M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board.
Located near the village of Tevfikiye in the province of Çanakkale, Troy is one of the most famous ancient cities in the world. Troy has been destroyed and rebuilt 9 times for various reasons and excavations are still being carried out in this city.