Turkish Airlines has expressed deep sorrow for the loss of life of its crew and passengers as a result of the crash at Schipol airport on February 25.

The accident ocurred during landing of a Turkish Airlines’ B-737-800 type aircraft on its Istanbul to Amsterdam route.

In a letter to Travel Weekly today, Turkish Airlines said it was “grateful to all our friends who stand by us and who share our deep sadness in this incident.”

It thanked Travel Weekly and sister organisation Flight International among other media for objective reporting of what it called a “traumatic and shocking event to your readers and watchers.”

Turkish Airlines pledged to share with the media all data and information it obtained in the forthcoming investigation process.