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Turkish Airlines (THY), with 29 million passengers per year is Turkey’s biggest airline and offers a large number of cheap flight service to their customers. In terms of turnover and passenger volume, Turkish Airlines is one of the leading airlines in Europe, as well as Lufthansa, Iberia, Air France KLM and British Airways. Airline joined Star Alliance in 2008. THY is the owner of Anadolujet and Sunexpress airline (50%).

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk founded the airline company in 1933. At that time, the fleet was just five planes. The first international flight was carried out from Ankara to Athens in Istanbul in 1947. With the new aircraft fleet, cheap flights to the Far East and North America are made. In 2008, Turkish Airlines, known as THY, flies to 1172 destinations in 181 countries. Turkish Airlines flies to more than 30 domestic and more than 100 international destinations at a cheap price. Airlines that fly to New York and Chicago on the American continent also fly to Singapore, Bangkok and Seoul in Asia. Miles & Smiles is the airline’s bonus program. Miles provides the opportunity to accumulate points on all flights of Star Alliance partners, as well as on flights with THY. Depending on the distance, miles are collected, which can then be changed for bonuses.

Turkish Airlines Hub Airports

Istanbul New Airport (IST / LTFM)

Antalya Airport (AYT / LTAI)
Ankara Esenboga Airport (ESB / LTAC)
Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW / LTFJ)

Turkish Airlines Classes

Turkish Airlines passengers can choose between business and economy class.

Economy Class

Passangers have 78 cm of legroom on international flights. If you book cheap flights in economy class, you will be offered sandwiches, snacks or desserts on domestic flights. The selected international dishes are served to guests during international and transatlantic flights.

Business Class

Passengers receive a welcome drink before the domestic flight and a meal on the flight. Porcelain dishes are eaten on Turkish Airlines international flights and two meals are served on transatlantic flights. In addition to more legroom, the business class seats also offer the option of folding them out into a 188 cm long bed. Pillows and blankets are borrowed and you get a free amenity kit. An own reading lamp, a seat with massage function, an adjustable table and a socket are further amenities. If necessary, a spatial separation from other passengers can be created, so that there is an increase in privacy. Additional privileges on a business class flight with Turkish Airlines include preferential check-in, additional baggage allowance, and more miles if you participate in the Miles & Smiles frequent flyer program.

There are scheduled flights all over the world, there are many connections in Europe and Asia. There is a dense domestic network, especially in cities such as Antalya, Adana and Hatay. Another focus is on flights to major European cities such as Moscow, Amsterdam, Rome, Berlin and Copenhagen.

Important Milestones

The first Turkish Airlines’ international flight took off on February 12, 1947, for the route “Ankara-Istanbul-Athens”.

In 2009 the airline received the “Skytrax World Aviation Award”

In 2001 and 2012Turkish Airlines has won twice the Skytrax awards for Europe’s Best Airline, Southern Europe’s Best Airline and the World’s Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat.

THY Check-in

Online Check-in

Passengers of the state airline Turkish Airlines can check in here, as with all major airlines, online. For this purpose, Thy offers its online check-in directly on the company’s website:

Online check-in procedure

—First the name and reservation code or the e-ticket number must be entered in the fields provided.

—All flights for which you can check in are then displayed. Here you simply select the desired flight. If you want to check in other travelers, this is also possible at this point. If you participate in the Miles & Smiles program, the necessary data can also be stored.

—In the third step, the passenger is given the opportunity to choose a seat in his class. The seat can now also be determined for connecting flights. Once all the data has been entered, you will receive the check-in confirmation. All important information is summarized here again. Below are the details of the flight route as well as the time when you should be at the airport at the latest.

—The last step is to create the boarding pass. It is sent as a PDF, which can then be printed out. It is also possible to print them out at the self-check-in machine at the airport.

Check-in start time

Online check-in at Turkish Airlines can be carried out 24 hours up to 90 minutes before the machine starts.

Click the button below to check in online.


Special features for groups

The online check-in of Turkish Airlines is also possible for groups, however, there may be no more than eight people. In addition, boarding passes can only be printed out if one of the registered passengers also has the credit card with which the tickets were paid for.

Connecting flights and return flight

Check-in for all connecting flights is carried out automatically at the Turkish airline’s online check-in.
If the return flight takes place on the same day, it can also be checked in automatically.


Baggage information does not need to be entered when Thy checks in online. Luggage is simply checked in at the baggage counter at the airport. This should be done at least 45 minutes before the start.

Airport Check-in

Those who prefer to check-in at the airport counter should note that the counter closes 45 minutes before departure on domestic flights. On international flights, the counter closes 60 minutes before the scheduled take-off. In addition, self-check-in machines at the airport enable quick check-in without waiting.

THY Baggage Allowance

Carry-on baggage

The free baggage allowance for hand luggage in Business Class is two times eight kilograms, in Comfort and Economy Class it is one eight kilograms each, the same applies to small children up to 2 years. The maximum size of a piece of hand luggage is 23 x 40 x 55 centimeters. In all classes, a personal item to take with you is also allowed, such as a briefcase, a camera, a laptop or an umbrella. The hand luggage is usually labeled with a label.

Checked baggage

The following applies to domestic flights: The free baggage allowance for business class travelers is 30 kilograms and economy class is 20 kilograms. The same applies to children, but babies are only allowed to carry 10 kg each. For flights from / to the USA, South America, Canada, Argentina, Nigeria, Ghana, Niger, Senegal, Mauritania, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Chad, Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the following baggage regulations apply: In business class, a maximum of two times 32 kg, in the Comfort and Economy Class a maximum of two times 23 kg. The maximum dimension per piece of luggage is 158 centimeters. For toddlers on these flights, they are allowed to carry one piece of luggage and a collapsible stroller, however, must not exceed 23 kg and a maximum circumference of 115 centimeters. Regulations on all other international flights: 30 kg free baggage in Business Class, 20 kg in both Comfort and Economy Class. When traveling from Germany, it is usually 10 kg more. Deviations or further regulations can be found on the airline website.

Other luggage

Smaller musical instruments that meet the hand luggage guidelines can be transported as such. Otherwise an additional seat must be booked, this is possible up to 75 kg weight and instrument size of 50 x 50 x 67 centimeters. Skis and golf equipment are transported free of charge by the airline. Special regulations on some routes and further information should be found on the website of the airline.

Tripuck does not guarantee the correctness and timeliness of the information. Contact your agency or airline for actual luggage information

THY Seat Selection

Turkish Airlines passengers can reserve seats until check-in, after which seats are automatically assigned. The categories are divided into standard seats and seats with more legroom. While Business Class travelers enjoy the free seat reservation service on all flights, Economy Class passengers only get a free standard seat on international flights. Seats with more legroom are priced between $ 19 and $ 109, or about $ 17 to $ 98. For domestic flights, a standard seat costs 35 Turkish lira, the equivalent of around 4.80 euros, while a reservation for seats with more legroom amounts to 50 Turkish lira, around 6.95 euros.

THY Knee Distance

Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.

Miles&Smiles Frequent Flyer Program

Anyone who has registered for the Miles & Smiles bonus program can collect miles on all flights with Star Allianz members and exchange them, for example, for award tickets or upgrades. More baggage allowance and access to the lounges are further arguments for a Miles & Smiles membership. The miles can also be used to shop on the Shop & Miles portal. The status of Miles & Smiles is “classic”, “classic plus”, “elite” and “elite plus”.

THY Food & Beverage

Depending on the general conditions on the airline, the flight duration and the class booked, the type and scope of on-board catering vary.

A. Economy Class

Domestic Flights

• Turkish Airlines economy class meal service on domestic flights comprises snacks, Turkish meze and dessert depending on departure time.
• All meals served on Turkish Airlines flights are included in the category of Moslem Meal (MOML) and are in accord with Islamic religious beliefs.
• Turkish serves Celebration Cake (CLML) for Miles & Smiles members.

International Flights

• Includes an extensive main course that guests can select from the menu card during the flight.
• Passengers are happy about the included beverage service with a wide range of soft drinks and alcoholic variants.
• Another snack is part of the catering on transatlantic flights.

B. Comfort Class

Domestic Flights

• Turkish Airlines offer welcome drinks and restaurant-quality meals, including fresh salad and a choice of hot meals served in porcelain dishes.
• Passenger’s meal is topped off with dessert, fruit and cheese selections.
• Before landing, passengers are offered a second meal service with hot or cold meal or lighter selections.

International Flights

• Comfort Class passengers are being served in porcelain dishes.
• All meals served on Turkish Airlines flights are included in the category of Moslem Meal (MOML) and are in accord with Islamic religious beliefs.
• Turkish serves Celebration Cake (CLML) for Miles & Smiles members.

C. Business Class

Intercontinental Flights

On Turkish Airlines intercontinental flights, Business Class passengers can feel the high quality exclusive service.
• “Welcome drinks” are waiting for Business Class guests.
• Business Class meals are served in porcelain dishes, while meal service type and the content may vary depending on flight.
• Turkish Airlines offer at least 2 services and also a snack service on some flights, as well as hot beverages before the gourmet delicacies on the second meal service.
• Turkish Coffee and Turkish Delight are also available after the delicious meal service.

International Flights

• Welcome drinks
• Business Class meals are elegantly selected from Turkish and world cuisine and are served in porcelain dishes, while meal service type and the content may vary depending on flight, e.g. hot/cold breakfast or meal and snacks in some Turkish Airlines flights.

Domestic Flights

• Welcome drinks
• Business Class meals are elegantly selected from Turkish and world cuisine and are served in porcelain dishes, while meal service type and the content may vary depending on flight: Hot/cold breakfast, hot/cold meal from the richest selection of Turkish cuisine which has not experienced before on airline catering industry, such as sish kebab, karniyarik, manti and imambayildi.
• All meals served on Turkish Airlines flights are included in the category ofMoslem Meal (MOML) and are in accord with Islamic religious beliefs.
• Turkish serves Celebration Cake (CLML) for Miles & Smiles members.

THY Inflight Entertainment

Turkish Airlines awarded services make your flight a special experience.

Entertainment Services in Turkish Airlines Economy, Comfort and Business Class:
• The Planet digital system and individual touch-screens are used for in-flight entertainment on international flights. Passengers may choose among films, music, TV series, documentaries, sports, travel, food, fashion and technology programs, according to flight destination, type of aircraft and ticket class.
• In-flight connectivity enables passengers to send and receive text messages and e-mail. The news channel offers passengers world news, including economic, financial and celebrity news and weather report.
• Connections enabling passengers to listen to, or watch on their individual screens, content on their personal iPods or USB devices are available on B777 and some of our A330 aircraft.
• Separate sections about Turkish Airlines are also available along with a Destination Guide, a Turkey Info Guide, Airport Maps, Flight Maps and a Flight Camera. All passengers can watch takeoff and landing on two cameras mounted at the front and back of the aircraft.


On the B777, B787, A330, A321 NEO and B737 MAX aircraft, passengers enjoy the convenience of wireless Internet. While Business Class passengers have 1 GB free to surf, Economy Class travelers can choose between two Wi-Fi packages: the 1-hour package for $ 9.99 or the 24-hour package for $ 29.99. Members of the Miles & Smiles Elite/Elite Plus and Miles & Smiles Classic/ Classic Plus bonus programs can use 400 or 10 MB free of charge.

THY Pet Policy

Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with THY.

Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.

THY Lounge

The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about THY lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.

IATA ICAO Callsign

Owner: Turkey Wealth Fund (49%)
Alliance:Star Alliance
Frequent Flyer Program: Miles&Smiles
Company slogan: Widen Your World

Number of Aircraft: 350
Destinations:  322
Average Age of Aircraft: 7
Type of Aircraft: Airbus, Boeing, ATR, British Aerospace, Fokker
Detail of Fleet: Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Airbus A321, Airbus A321neo, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, Airbus A340-300, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737-900, Boeing 777-300

Head Office: Turkish Airlines General Management, Building Ataturk Airport, Yesilkoy, 34149 Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 0090 212 463 63 63
Fax Number: 0090 212 465 21 21
E-mail: [email protected]

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