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Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines

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About Turkish Airlines

IATA code


ICAO code


Turkish headquarters

Istanbul, Turkey

Main operational airport

Istanbul Airport

Number of destinations covered by TurkishAirline


Most popular destination


Most popular routes


Year of establishment


Parent company

Republic of Turkey's Prime Ministry Privatization Administration

Popular fleet

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, Airbus A350-900, Boeing 777-300 ER, Airbus A330-300, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A321neo, Boeing 737-900ER, Airbus A321-200, Boeing 737-800, Airbus A319-132/100, Boeing 737 MAX 9, Boeing 737 MAX 8

Turkish Airlines website

Turkish Airlines number 

+90 212 463 63 63

Turkish Airlines is the flagship carrier of Turkey. The airline is Known for its commitment to providing exceptional on-ground and in-flight service with a touch of Turkish hospitality. With the popularity of Turkish Airlines bookings on the rise, the carrier continues its endeavors to expand its fleet and network to new destinations. In short, Turkish Airlines guarantees a comfortable and memorable experience. 

Travelers who book Turkish Airlines enjoy an array of exclusive privileges, especially with Almosafer. 

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Historical Highlights

  • On May 20, 1933: Turkish Airlines was founded with only 5 aircraft and less than 30 employees.
  • In 1947: The first Turkish flight to fly overseas took off from Istanbul to Athens. 
  • In 1951: Turkish Airlines fleet reached 33 aircraft. Also, new destinations were added, which are Cairo, Beirut, and Nicosia. 
  • In 1958: 5 Viscount 794 aircraft joined Turkish Airlines fleet as the airline switched to jet-powered aircraft.
  • In 1961: Captains Zihni Barın and Nurettin made history for being the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean on an F-27 aircraft from USA to Istanbul. 
  • In 1972: Turkish Airlines capital doubled to reach 400 million. 
  • In 1973: Turkish Airlines added the first DC-10 European aircraft to its fleet. 
  • In 1983: In 50 years of operation, Turkish Airlines carried 2.5 million passengers. 
  • In 2008: Turkish Airlines joined Star Alliance.

Turkish Airlines Fleet

Turkish Airlines owns the youngest and most advanced fleet in Europe. With 388 aircraft, the airline operates from Istanbul Airport to 129 countries worldwide. The fleet includes the following models: 

  • Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
  • Airbus A350-900
  • Boeing 777-300 ER
  • Airbus A330-300
  • Airbus A330-200
  • Airbus A321neo
  • Boeing 737-900ER
  • Airbus A321-200
  • Airbus A320-200
  • Boeing 737-800
  • Airbus A319-132/100
  • Boeing 737 MAX 9
  • Boeing 737 MAX 8

Turkish Cargo 

Turkish Cargo is the fastest-growing air cargo brand in the world. IATA statistics for 2021 indicated that Turkish Cargo increased its market share to more than 5% as it transported 1 in every 20 air cargo worldwide. It, thus, earned the title, "Fastest Growing International Cargo Airline of the Year".

Turkish Cargo delivers a wide range of shipments, including pharma, live, fresh, valuable, and funeral. All are supported by real-live tracking. 

Turkish Airlines Recognitions and Awards

Year Award

Award Type


Best Airline in Europe by Skytrax


World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge by Skytrax


World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining by Skytrax


Best Airline in Southern Europe by Skytrax


Best Premium Economy Seats by Skytrax

(Awards & Recognitions)

Turkish Airlines Codeshare Partners

Since a codeshare agreement is one way to expand services to more destinations,Turkish Airlines has partnered with the below airlines:

Azerbaijan Airlines

Azul Brazilian Airlines

Air Albania


All Nippon Airways

Ukraine International Airlines

Uzbekistan Airways


Thai Airways

TAP Air Portugal

United Airlines

Singapore Airlines

Royal Brunei Airlines

Scandinavian Airlines


Middle East Airlines

Royal Jordanian Airlines

Royal Maroc Airlines

Pakistan Airlines

Philippine Airlines

Oman Air

Malaysia Airlines

Malindo Air


Kuwait Airways

Polish Airlines


Hong Kong Airlines 


Hawaiian Airlines

GARUDA Indonesia

Gulf Air

Ethiopian Airlines


Etihad Airways

Eva Air

Croatia Airlines


Copa Airlines

Bangkok Airways



Air New Zealand

Asiana Airlines

Air Algerie

Air Malta

Air India Express

Air Astana

Air Europa

Air India Express

Air China


Air Canada


(Partners Source)

Turkish Airlines services for Economy Class and Business Class

Economy Class

  • Meal
  • 1 cabin baggage (max. 8 kg)
  • Checked baggage (Up to 25 kg based on flight package)
  • Free seat selection for specific flight packages
  • Movable armrests
  • Fully flat seats
  • Adjustable headrest
  • Multimedia display
  • Power unit & USB port
  • Amenity kit

Business Class

  • 2 cabin baggage (max. 8 kg)
  • Business-class dining
  • Full refund (12 hours)
  • Free reissue (Possible fare difference)
  • Free seat selection
  • In-chair massage
  • Power unit & USB port
  • Personal screen
  • Adjustable armrests
  • Fully flat seats
  • Adjustable and rotating tray table
  • Cocktail table
  • Exclusive mirror
  • Closed & locked storage
  • Personal reading lamp
  • Adjustable headrest
  • Suit hanger
  • Comfort cushion on the seat back
  • Delicious treats
  • Amenity kit

Turkish Airlines Baggage Allowance

Checked Baggage
The following entails one-way flights for one passenger:

  • Infants are allowed a piece of baggage weighing 10 kg on each flight and 23 kg on flights under the piece baggage application.
  • Strollers that do not exceed 115 cm on all flights.
  • Child passengers carry the same baggage allowance as adult passengers.


Baggage Allowance

# of Pieces

Economy Class

23 kg

1 piece

Business Class

32 kg

1 piece

Turkish Airlines Check-in Information

Passengers can check in online through Turkish Airlines website or mobile app between 24 hours and 90 minutes before take-off.

Moreover, the boarding pass has to be ready with you on your phone or printout. The actual process might vary according to the airport. 

  • Passengers who checked in online need to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before takeoff.
  • Turkish Airlines self-service kiosks are also available at the airport 
  • Self-service check-in starts 12 hours before departure time and closes 45 minutes before take-off (for domestic flights) and 60 minutes for international flights. 
  • Passengers can check in for 8 people maximum with the same booking code (PNR) at the check-in kiosks. 
  • After checking in passengers with baggage must head to the check-in desk and then proceed to the boarding gate no later than 20 minutes before departure time. 

FAQs for Turkish Airlines

  • Does Turkish Airlines allow web check-in?

    Yes, Turkish Airlines allows web check-in.

  • Does Turkish Airlines provide online seat selection?

    Yes, Turkish Airlines offers online seat selection at a nominal fee or free. It depends on your flight booking.

  • Can I cancel my flight on Turkish Airlines?

    Almosafer would help you with cancellations. Make sure to check our cancellation policy before making any changes. Furthermore, Cancellation information can be found via your booking details.

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  • Does Turkish Airlines offer priority boarding?

    Turkish Airlines provide priority boarding to business and first-class passengers, passengers with frequent flyer status or loyalty program members, and passengers with disabilities or special needs.

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