Turkish Airlines

Founded
1933
Type
Full Service Carrier
Fleet size
338
Destinations
303
Passengers per year
75,167,807

Turkish Airlines is the national carrier of Turkey, which operates flights to various destinations across the world.

Organization

Turkish Airlines is the owner of a handful of service and maintenance departments. Besides that, the airline is the owner of the airline AnadoluJet and has a large stake in the airlines Air Albania and SunExpress. Turkish Airlines has over 30,000 employees.

Alliance
Star Alliance

History

Turkish Airlines has a long history which traces back to its establishment in 1933. It was founded in that year as State Airlines Administration. In 1956, the airline was renamed by the Turkish government to Türk Hava Yolları A.O. (Turkish Airlines in English).

Quick facts

  • The airline is often abbreviated as THY.

Passengers

2015
61,234,678
2016
62,790,605
2017
68,631,547
2018
75,167,807

Baggage

Economy Class passengers are permitted to bring 1 piece of cabin baggage with a maximum weight of 8 kg. Business Class passengers can bring 2 pieces of hand baggage with each a maximum weight of 8 kg. In addition, every passenger can bring 1 personal item. The amount of hold luggage that is allowed depends usually on the travel route and class. Please consult website Turkish Airlines for more information.

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In-flight Wi-Fi

Turkish Airlines offers in-flight Wi-Fi on their Boeing 777-300ER and Airbus A330-300 aircraft at an additional charge. Please consult website Turkish Airlines for more information.

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