Turkish Airlines

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Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines, or actually Türk Hava Yolları, is a national airline of Turkey. It has its base on the area of the airport Istanbul- Atatürk. The airline was founded in 1933, and since 2008 is part of the biggest airline alliance – Star Alliance. The Turkish carrier got an award Skytrax for the best European Airline twice – in 2011 and 2012.
Turkish Airlines has the biggest connections network for planes starting from one airport. Other important airport bases of the airline, after Atatürk, are airports Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen and Antalya. The Turkish airline flies in 260 destinations to all inhabited continents.


In the Turkish Airlines onboard you can take hand luggage. Its sizes and weight are specified by the airline and can differ depending on booking class or route.
Registered luggage in Turkish Airline also has to have specific sizes and weight. Here also everything depends on booking class and route.

Booking classes

Passengers can book tickets in three classes.
Space between seats in economic class is 78 cm, seats lean back by 15 cm. Each seat is equipped in a socket for charging electronic devices and USB jack. In comfort class seats have width of 49 cm, and space to another seat is at 116 cm. A seat can lean back by 22 cm. Each seat has increased space for legs. Seats in business class after unfolding have length of 188 cm. They are equipped in massage function, reading light, big headboard that allows to cut off from the surrounding.

Online check-in

From 24 hours to 90 minutes before the scheduled flight passengers can do online check-in and choose their seat. Luggage drop-off can be conducted at the airport until 60 minutes before the take-off in case of international flights and 45 minutes in domestic flights.


The Turkish airline has 262 planes, including 88 Boeings 737-800, 43 Airbuses A321-200 and 33 Airbuses A320-200.

The airport Istanbul-Atatürk

The main airport of Istanbul is situated in its European part, 24 km west from the city’s centre. In 2013 it was the seventh most crowded airport in the world and fifth in Europe. It served in that time 51 million passengers each year.
On the airport there are four main terminals, including one for cargo flights and one for private and charter flights. The passenger terminal T1 serves domestic flights, whereas terminal T2 – international ones. The airport is also main base for airlines Onur Air and Atlasjet.


In economic class served are hot or cold dishes, depending on distance and destination of route. Menu is prepared on base of best European and Turkish cuisine. On long-distance flights passengers are offered also sandwiches and cookies. Special dishes are served on all international lights.
In comfort class passengers are welcomed by drink, and additionally menu has dishes made of fresh products, warm dishes, desserts, fruits and board of cheeses. Before the landing passengers again are offered warm or cold dish.
Dishes served in business class depends on route of a flight. On long-distance ones passenger get wo dishes and snacks. A vide choice of starters and soup is just the prelude for culinary journey with Turkish Airlines, which isn’t lacking strong Turkish coffee or national titbits.

Additional services

On some routes you can also use video on demand services, in which there are films, audiobooks and entertainment programs for kids.
Additionally passenger have possibility to send messages or mails during the flight. Cost for sending a message is $1.60.