Turkish Airlines is the national airline of Turkey, having its base in Istanbul. The airline is operating a big network of scheduled services to 155 destinations, including 32 domestic cities and 123 global cities. Turkish Airlines has its main base at Ataturk International Airport (IST) in Istanbul, and secondary hubs at Esenboga International Airport (ESB, Ankara) and Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW, Istanbul). The airline is an official member of Star Alliance and also has codeshare agreements with a number of international airlines.
Turkish Airlines History
Turkish Airlines was established on 20th May, 1933, as the State Airlines Administration - Devlet Hava Yollan (DHY). In August 1933, the airline started operations with an inaugural flight from Istanbul to Ankara. In September 1937, DHY received three De Havilland D.H. 86B biplane airliners. The following December, the airline received the fourth aircraft and expanded the domestic routes to Istanbul, Ankara, Adana, Diyarbakir, Eskisehir, Izmir and Kayseri. In June 1938 the name of the airline was changed to Devlet Hava Yollan Umum Mudurlugu. In 1947, the airline launched its international flight to Athens. However, after almost 40 years from then, the airline introduced long-haul flights to the cities located in Far East and across the Atlantic. On February 20, 1956, the state company DHY was replaced with Turk Hava Yollari AO. On 1st April, 2008, Turkish Airlines became a member of the Star Alliance. Presently Turkish Airlines is owned by TC Privatisation Administration (49%) and private shareholders (51%).
Turkish Airlines Codeshare Agreements
Turkish Airlines has codeshare agreements with its partner international airlines, namely Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air Malta, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Egypt Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, SunExpress, Star Alliance, United Airlines and TAP Portugal.
Turkish Airlines Destinations
Turkish Airlines operates flights to 32 domestic destinations and 123 international destinations. From Istanbul Turkish Airlines operates daily flights to important cities of Turkey. Ankara is served with 106 flights in a week, Izmir with around 100 weekly flights, Antalya with 65 domestic flights per week and Adana with 55 flights in a week. Turkish Airlines flights connect 123 international destinations spread across around 70 countries. Most of Turkish Airlines International flights are operated from Ataturk Airport of Istanbul, from where around 50 countries can be reached within three hours. The biggest cities served by Turkish Airlines are Bangkok, Beijing, Cairo, Nairobi, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Delhi, Mumbai, Karachi, Hong Kong, Osaka, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Bahrain, Tehran, Kuwait, Doha, Jeddah, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Muscat, Vienna, Paris, Athens, Moscow, London, Machester, Toronto, New York, Washington D.C, Chicago and Tokyo.
Turkish Airlines Fleet
Turkish Airlines fleet comprises of 128 passenger aircrafts including 22 Airbus A320-200, 18 Airbus A321 - 200, 9 Airbus A340 - 300, 5 Airbus A330 - 200, 4 Airbus A310 - 300F, 4 Airbus A319 - 100, 3 Airbus A310 - 300, 52 Boeing 737 - 800, 9 Boeing 737 - 400 and 2 Boeing 777 - 300ER.
Turkish Airlines Services
Turkish Airlines offers passenger travel in three classes, First Class, Business Class and Economy Class. Passengers onboard in Turkish Airlines flights can have access to in-flight services like meal and entertainment options.
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