With a tag line ‘Globally Yours’, Turkish Airlines is gaining a fan base that spreads across the globe. Even though the foundation of the airline was laid in 1933, it was only after 2010 that the modern version of the airline came into action. Flying out to almost 190 destinations, Turkish Airlines does stand true to its tag line. In addition, the fact that the air fare is quite reasonable allows travellers to reach their destinations of choice with ease. The commencement of online booking of air tickets has made ticketing process simple and easy, and more and more customers are opting for it. With Airbuses and Boeings in the fleet, the airline ensures that travellers have a comfortable and safe journey. Owing to its world-class services, the airline has won Skytrax awards for Europe's Best Airline and World's Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat. Turkish Airlines flights are known to offer extremely comfortable seats, delicious meals and the latest in-flight entertainment to the passengers. Moreover, the in-flight crew manages to cater to the needs of the passengers in the best possible way. The airline is also a part of the famed Star Alliance, thus its schedule services expand to numerous destinations across the globe. - Less... + More
Destination & Services
Each day, Turkish Airlines flights take passengers from one part of the world to the other, through their hub in Istanbul Atatürk Airport. While the airline is the main carrier of Turkey and connects all the major cities including Istanbul, Ankara and Hatay, it is also emerging as one of the finest international carriers. Online booking has ensured that travellers are able to locate the best deals to travel to any part of the globe with ease. Some of the most popular international routes of the airline include France, Iran, Iraq, Germany, Italy and Russia. While the important cities of these countries are covered, there are cities like Leipzig and Friedrichshafen in Germany and Strasbourg and Toulouse in France that are also serviced. With reasonably priced air tickets, travelling to cities like Athens, Jakarta, Dublin and Naples has become possible for fliers. In addition to the air fare, several other benefits await fliers. Some of these include the finest seats, extra legroom, crew that has been trained to meet all the demands and requirements of travellers as well as international menus. With a schedule that is sure to suit global travellers, Turkish Airlines is on its way to become a leader in the domain. - Less... + More
With a fleet of 156 passenger aircrafts and 5 cargo aircrafts, Turkish Airlines flies to over 170 destinations across the globe. With time, Turkish Airlines is expanding its network, thereby also the fleet size. The fleet includes A340-311/312/313, A330-300 aircrafts, A330-203, A321-231/211/232, A320-214/232, A319 - 132/100, B777-300 ER, B737 - 800, B737 - 700, B737 - 400, A310 CARGO, and A330-200F CARGO.
With one of the best and lenient baggage rules, Turkish Airlines baggage allowance policies vary for different class of travel. The policy allows guests to check-in 60 kg in First Class (and 40 kg for passengers travelling via Star Alliance member airlines), 30 kg in Business Class, 20 kg in Economy Class, and Infants within the age group of 0-2 years are eligible to carry to 10 kg + 1 fully collapsible baby stroller (maximum dimensions 115 cm).
Awards & Recognition
Turkish Airlines has been awarded by Skytrax for being the best economy class food services in the world. The airline has also been declared Europe's Fastest Growing Airline and as per the survey of year 2010 Turkish Airlines is the third best airlines of Europe.
Turkish Airlines History
Turkish Airlines was established on 20th May, 1933 as State Airlines Administration, as part of the Ministry of Defense. In 1935, the administration was handed to Ministry of Public works and the airlines name was changed to "General Directorate of State Airlines" in 1938 and moved under Ministry of Transportation. In the year 1945 DC-3 joined the fleet of Turkish Airlines.