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Freebird Airlines is a Turkish charter airline. The carrier's main base is Istanbul Atatürk Airport with secondary bases at Antalya Airport and Dalaman Airport. The airline was established in June 2000 and started operations on 5 April 2001 with a service between Istanbul and Lyon using a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft. In November 2003 the airline received its first Airbus A320-200 aircraft, and today the fleet is made up entirely of this type. Freebird Airlines operates holiday charter flights to destinations in Europe, Lebanon and Iran from Turkish holiday resorts.

Baggage Policy

Freebird has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage.

Carry-on Baggage

Your hand baggage must not exceed 10 kg in weight or 43 cm x 28 cm x 23cm in size. Pack photographic film in hand baggage as low dose X-ray machines will not affect it. You may carry on one of the following additional items without additional charge:

Your duty-free allowance, handbags, pocketbook, or purse, which is appropriate to normal travelling dress. This may not be used as a container to transport articles, which would otherwise be regarded as baggage.

Checked Baggage

Under the health and safety laws at London Gatwick airport, no bag will be allowed through checking if it exceeds 25kg.

Cabin Classes

Economy Class is the only cabin class available on Freebird flights.

Economy Class Facilities

Economy Class passengers can order food and drink from the airline's inflight menu. Although there's no inflight entertainment system, the airline will sometimes provide passengers with an inflight magazine for entertainment.

Economy Class Seats

There are 30 rows of seats, set out in a 3 x 3 formation. Each seat is comfortable and spacious and designed to give plenty of legroom.

Premium Economy

Freebird doesn't offer Premium Economy.

Business Class

Freebird doesn't have a Business Class cabin.

First Class

Freebird only has Economy Class and doesn't offer any cabin class upgrades.


Freebird passengers must check in at the airport since the airline doesn't offer online check in.

Online Check-in

Freebird is yet to offer online check-in for their flights yet.

Airport Check-in

You must check-in at the airport to check-in for your Freebird flight.

Food and Drink

Freebird Meal Options

Meals onboard Freebird Airlines depend on the details of your flight. Information will be given on board for what you may or may not receive.

Freebird Special Dietary Requirements

Passengers requiring special meals can order these up to 24 hours in advance of departure time. The following is a list of special meals available:

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Destinations that Freebird flies to

As of March 2023, these are the following destinations that Freebird flies to:

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Freebird Airlines has an Airbus-only fleet. The airline currently has around eightAirbus A320-200s within its fleet.

Hub Airport

Antalya Airport

Antalya Airport (AYT) is one of Turkey’s major international airport, which is located northeast of Antalya’s city centre. It is one of the more popular destinations over the European summer period, as it’s on the Mediterranean coast. It is Turkey’s 2nd busiest airport after Istanbul Airport. It has two terminals, one for international flights and the other for domestic. 


12th January 2018

Freebird continues expansion into corporate travel

The startup made the decision to redirect its focus to corporate travel after encountering its own set of pain points with the leisure market, where there was friction with both the sign-up and purchase processes. Working directly with organizations that have established travelers streamlines Freebird’s customer acquisition while safeguarding their clients’ flight purchases –a void that travel insurance can’t fill—without requiring them to develop or deploy new technology.

But there’s more on Freebird’s agenda for the New Year; the company is also working on a data model that will connect patterns between weather, flight alerts and pricing availability to both predict and price future economic values and risks to specific flights in real time. Much of the data is used internally at Freebird to understand the likelihood of disruption and expected replacement costs of any given flight. However, Bernstein says the data’s applications go beyond the corporate travel space.