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About Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines, sometimes referred to simply as Turkish Air, is the national flag carrier airline of Turkey and is headquartered at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul. The airline moved their based airport to Istanbul Airport (IST) after Istanbul Ataturk Airport ceased operation. The airline operates services to over 310 destinations across the world, making it the fourth-largest carrier in the world. As of 2022, the major carrier flies to hundreds of destinations around the world, to countries around the world including within Europe, Asia, Africa, America and the Middle East.

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The airline flies to over 120 countries around the world, with a total of over 300 destinations. This includes both domestic flights in Turkey but also to destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and America. Destinations include Addis Ababa, Almaty, Atlanta, Baku, Berlin, Boston, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Singapore and many others. The following tables summarise the current passenger.

Baggage Allowance

Hand Luggage

Hand baggage measurements cannot exceed 23cm x 40cm x 55 cm.

Passengers travelling in Business Class are permitted 2 x 8kg bags for their hand luggage.

Passengers who are infants or children, or passengers in Economy Class, are permitted 1 piece of hand luggage weighing a maximum of 8kg.

In addition, all passengers are permitted one personal item to carry on board with them. This can be items such as cameras, laptop, handbag or umbrella.

Checked Luggage

Luggage cannot exceed 32kg in weight and only one piece of free checked luggage is allowed on all flights. Infants are allowed one piece of baggage under 10kg.

Economy Class

Economy Class offers a wide range of comfort on both long-haul and short-haul journeys! From entertainment to adjustable seat support, there are lots to enjoy in Economy Class with this airline!

Economy Class Facilities

Facilities included in Economy Class include comfortable seating with adjustable headrests and footrests, meals with assortment of world and Turkish cuisines and also hot or cold breakfasts. Inflight entertainment is included for your enjoyment such as movies and music.

The services are amenity kit, Skylife magazine and entertainment for children

Economy Class Seats

Seats in Economy Class offer many features.

You get 78cm legroom to sit comfortably with, you can recline your seat up to 15 cm and 46 cm seat width. The footrest and headrest is adjustable to the comfort that suits you.

Also, there is a USB, Power and ethernet socket to help charge all those devices you can’t be without! (They are very useful for keeping the children entertained too!)

Premium Economy

There is currently no premium economy on board this airline. However, passengers in economy class are able to travel in comfort with premium meal options and other extras to help add the feel of premium economy.

Business Class

Passengers in business have the most pleasurable in-flight experience possible. From award-winning meals to its excellent entertainment system, the airline hopes to provide passengers with the best experience at the airport and in the air.

Business Class Facilities

Business Class passengers can enjoy a wide range of films, music and documentaries as well as a delicious range of meals.

What are Business Class Seats Like?

The seating for Business Class passengers comes equipped with in-chair massage, a reading lamp, a power supply and a private screen for maximum privacy. Seats become during flat at night and passengers are provided with complimentary pillows, blankets, eye masks, earplugs, lip balms and socks. When the seat is fully lie-flat, it converts to a 193 cm bed.

First Class

This airline currently has no first class facility on its planes yet. For a more premium experience, passengers can choose to fly with in business class.

Inflight Entertainment

Turkish Airlines is constantly enhancing the selection of media and new content available onboard its flights. Everyone can find something to help them pass the time with the inflight entertainment selection!


Whether you're into classic American sitcoms, or gripping dramas, there's a TV show for you onboard your flight. Sit back and relax and enjoy the exciting range of TV shows on offer with Turkish Airlines.


There are so many different movies on offer. Choose from World Cinema, Turkish classics as well as Hollywood classics. Choose from new releases as well as classic family movies.


There are also thousands of songs available onboard along with podcasts around the world. In-flight games are also available for passengers in all age groups.

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

Passengers can check-in to their Turkish Airline flight by entering their flight details on the Turkish Airlines web check-in page. Online check in for flights opens 24 hours before scheduled departure time and closes 90 minutes before.

Airport Check-In

Passengers can check-in at the airport by visiting the Turkish Airlines check-in desk with their travel documents. Check-in closes 45 minutes before scheduled departure time for domestic flights and 60 minutes before scheduled departure time for international flights. Self-Service Check-In is opened 12 hours prior to departure.

Frequent Flyer Program

Turkish Airlines operates a frequent flyer program called Miles&Miles to reward regular passengers with the airline. Passengers can earn miles for flying with Star Alliance members and its airline partners.

These miles can be exchanged for miles on airline tickets, seat upgrades, hotels, car rentals and shopping.

Turkish Airlines' Business Class service for international flights offers welcome drinks prior to departure as guests board the aircraft, passengers experience restaurant-quality service with carefully selected, high quality menus that are regularly changed to provide interesting new options for regular travellers.

Airline Alliance

Turkish Airlines is part of Star Alliance has been a member since 2008. The alliance includes Aegean, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, ANA, Copa Airlines, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines and more.


  • Can I book Turkish Airlines flights to the USA?

    Flying to more countries than any other airline, Turkish Airlines has now increased its number of destinations in United States to 11. Turkish Airlines will use new generation wide body Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft for its Dallas, Texas. This news comes as the airline continues to expand its route network. In 2021 the airline also expanded its number of flights to Africa to 61, with the addition of flights to Luanda.

  • Where can I book Turkish Airlines flights to the United Kingdom?

    Yes! Turkish Airlines operates lots of direct flights from Istanbul to the UK, including to London Heathrow and Gatwick, as well as to Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham and more.

  • Can I book Turkish Airlines to Montreal, Canada?

    You can fly to Montreal, Canada with Turkish Airlines. This is a popular route from Istanbul. Enter 'Istanbul' and 'Montreal' as your departure/arrival airports into the search form at the top of the page to begin your search.

  • Does Turkish Airlines fly to Vancouver, Canada?

    Yes you can fly to Vancouver, Canada with Turkish Airlines. This is a direct route from Istanbul. Begin searching for flights today.

  • Can I fly Turkish Airlines fly to Nigeria?

    Turkish Airlines operates flights between Istanbul and Nigeria. The airline flies regularly to Abuja, Nigeria.

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