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- If you are pregnant, but due before the flight departure date, please contact us once your baby is born and has a name. We can then add him/her to your ticket.
- Infants will not be given a seat. The airlines expect parents to travel with them on their lap.
- Airlines regard infants as being under 24 months old.
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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 operates services to 261 destinations across the world, making it the fourth largest carrier in the world. Turkish Airlines flies to many destinations including Bahrain, Bari, Colombo, Bishkek, Dar Es Salaam, Hurghada, Karachi, Male, Lahore, Kuala Lumpur, Malta, Manchester in the UK, Maputo, Sharm El-Sheikh, Sochi and many others.
Turkish Airlines has codeshare agreements with many airlines, such as Air Astana, Air China, Air India, All Nippon Airways, Avianca, Egyptair, Eva Air, Ethiopian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Garuda Indonesia and many others. Turkish Airlines' fleet consists of A340-400, A330-300, A330-300, A321-200, A320-200, A319, Embraer E190 and Embraer E195, B737-900 ER.
Turkish Airlines 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 Aegean Airlines 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.
At the moment Turkish Airlines has a variety of sponsorships and promotion agreements with various organisations all around the world. Several European football clubs have chosen Turkish Airlines as their trusted carrier. Amongst them are FC Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Galatasaray, Olympique de Marseille, Aston Villa, and AS Roma. In addition to football clubs, the carrier also has a number of sponsorship agreements with several celebrities, and sports and movie stars including Lionel Messi, Kobe Bryant, Caroline Wozniacki, Wayne Rooney, Didier Drogba and Kevin Costner.
In Basketball, the carrier has a strong agreement to be the main sponsor of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague since 2010 and was a sponsor of the 2010 FIBA World Championship.
Turkish Airlines Baggage
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.
Turkish Airlines allows on domestic flights a free baggage allowance of 30 kg in Business Class, 20 kg in Economy class and 15 kg for promotional class.
For International flights, 30kgs are allowed for Business Class passengers, 20kg for Comfort Class and Economy Class.
Flights to/from the USA
When flying economy class in the USA, passengers are permitted 1 x 8kg for hand luggage, measuring a total of 118cm (height+width+depth). In addition, passengers are permitted 2 x 23kg checked bags, totalling 158cm for combined linear dimensions.
Business class passengers flying in the USA are permitted 2 x 8kg hand luggage bags (118cm for combined linear dimensions), and 2 x 32kg checked luggage bags, measuring a maximum of 158cm for total combined linear dimensions.
Turkish Airlines Check-In Information
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 Turkish Airlines flights opens 24 hours before scheduled departure time and closes 90 minutes before.
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.
Turkish Airlines Inflight Entertainment
Turkish Airlines is constantly enhancing the selection of media and new content available on board its flights. Everyone can find something to help them pass the time with the Turkish Airlines inflight entertainment selection!
Turkish Airlines TV
Whether you're into classic American sitcoms, or gripping dramas, there's a TV show for you on board your Turkish Airlines flight. Sit back and relax and enjoy the exciting range of TV shows on offer with Turkish Airlines.
Turkish Airlines Movies
There are so many different movies on offer with Turkish Airlines. Choose from foreign language films, Turkish classics as well as Hollywood classics. Choose from new releases as well as classic family movies.
Turkish Airlines WIFI
Available on all Boeing B777-300ER and a number of A330-300 aircraft, Turkish Airlines WIFI allows you to stay connected with life on the ground by connecting your device to high-speed WIFI powered by TTNet. Stream your favourite TV shows or films without any interruptions or catch up on your emails just as you would at home.
Turkish Airlines WIFI Price
Turkish Airlines WIFI is available for free for all passengers flying in Business Class or for any Miles & Smiles Elite and Elite Plus members.
For non-members flying in Economy Class, Turkish Airlines WIFI is available for $9.99 USD per hour or $14.99 for a 24-hour pass.
Turkish Airlines Food
Turkish Airlines Meal Options
Turkish Airlines offer passengers award-winning fresh dishes inspired by Turkish and World cuisine.
Economy passengers on domestic sandwiches are offered sandwiches, appetisers and desserts, but the specifics will depend on the time and duration of your flight. For economy passengers on international and transatlantic flights, passengers are given breakfast and main meal choices, with also a snack service being available on some flights.
Business class passengers on domestic flights have a choice of Turkish cuisine, from shish kebabs to karnıyarık and imam bayıldı. For these passengers on International flights, they will be offered a hot/cold breakfast service in addition to a meal service and on some flights, a snack service. On transatlantic flights in business class, passengers receive two meals and also snack service.
Turkish Airlines Special Dietary Requirements
All Turkish Airlines meals are prepared in accordance with Islamic principles. Turkish Airlines are happy to accommodate any passengers with special dietary requirements. These must be requested at least 24 hours before flying. Passengers with allergies must report this 24 hours before flying, and must be accompanied with a medical report. The full list of available special meals are:
- Vegetarian Asian Meal
- Non vegetarian Hindu meal
- Raw vegetable meal
- Baby Meal
- Kosher Meal
- Seafood Meal
- Bland Meal
- Low calorie meal
- Strict vegan meal
- Children’s Meal
- Low-fat meal
- Jain - Vegetarian Hindu meal
- Meal for Diabetics
- Low salt meal
- Lacto-ovo vegetarian Meal
- Fruit Meal
- Vegetarian Oriental Meal
- Meal for Gluten Intolerance
- Lactose free meals
Turkish Airlines Drinks & Alcohol
Drinks are included on all Turkish Airlines flights, whether travelling Business or Economy, Domestic, International or Transatlantic. There are a selection of alcoholic drinks included in this service.
Turkish Airlines Economy Class
Economy Class on Turkish Airlines offers a wide range of comfort on both long-haul and short-haul journeys! From entertainment to adjustable seat support, there is lots to enjoy in Economy Class in Turkish Airlines!
Turkish Airlines Economy Class Facilities
Facilities included in Turkish Airlines 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
Turkish Airlines Economy Class Seats
Seats in Turkish Airlines Economy Class offer many features.
You get 78cm legroom to sit comfortably with, you can recline your seat up to 15 cm and as well slide forward up to 3.5cm. 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!)
Turkish Airlines Business Class
Turkish Airlines gives passengers the most pleasurable in-flight experience possible. From award-winning meals to its excellent entertainment system, Turkish Airlines hopes to provide passengers with the best experience at the airport and in the air.
Turkish Airlines 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 Turkish Airlines Business Class Seats Like?
The seating for Turkish Airlines' 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, ear plugs, lip balms and socks.
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Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the main international serving Istanbul, Turkey and is the biggest airport in Turkey by total number of passengers. The airport serves as a hub for Atlasglobal, Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines. Istanbul Ataturk Airport has three runaways and has a passenger capacity of 60 million per year. Airlines which fly to and from Istanbul Ataturk Airport include Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, Air Canada, Atlasglobal, Delta Airlines, EgyptAir, Iberia, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, TAROM, Tajik Air, Turkish Airlines and Uzbekistan Airlines.
Star Alliance is the leading global airline network, which has 27 member airlines. Star Alliance was founded in 1997 with the five founding airlines: Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways International, Air Canada, Lufthansa and United Airlines. The alliance has grown considerably now to airlines which fly to 1,321 airports and 193 countries, carrying 637 million passengers every year!
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Turkish Airlines News
31st October 2018
Turkish Airlines is the first airline to fly from Istanbul International Airport
Today marked a historic day for Turkish aviation with the opening of a brand new airport in Istanbul — 'Istanbul International Airport'. Turkish Airlines flew the first-ever services from the airport with flights to Anarka and Ercan. Turkish Airlines will launch another service to Antalya tomorrow and then an additional two more services on 8th November — one to Izmir and the other to Baku.
All of Turkish Airlines' new routes from Istanbul International Airport will fly once a day and are scheduled to fly until the end of December. Any Turkish Airlines flights from Istanbul International Airport past December are yet to be announced.
18th June 2018
Turkish Airlines add extra flights to Russia due to World Cup demand
Turkish Airlines will run a number of additional flights to Russia via Istanbul due to the overwhelming demand for the 2018 World Cup. Turkish Airlines have already carried thousands of fans into Russia since the tournament started last month, and they expect to transport thousands more as the tournament progresses.
Turkish Airlines have added a number of new services from North America and South America that will fly to the 11 cities where the football matches are taking place via Istanbul. Turkish Airlines are using a wide variety of aircraft to run these services. Turkish Airlines also expect a good number of passengers to use the stop-off at Istanbul as an opportunity to see the city and other parts of Turkey.
The 2019 World Cup has certainly helped Turkish Airlines passenger growth for 2018. One example of this is the number of passengers they carried between Buenos Aires and Istanbul in 2017 (1.9 million) in comparison to the number of passengers is expected to carry in 2018 (over 2 million), which is a direct result of Argentinian football fans flying into Russia to support Lionel Messi and co.
8th May 2017
Turkish Airlines and Belavia sign agreement
Turkish Airlines and Belurasian airlines, Belavia, have come together to provide passengers with more options to travel between Turkey and Belarus. The airlines have signed a codeshare agreement that will put both of their respective flight codes on services between Istanbul and Minsk.
Turkish Airlines' CEO has said that the airline is happy to codeshare with Belavia and believes the agreement with improve the relations between the two carriers.
15th July 2017
Turkish Airlines sponsor Empire State Run-Up race
Turkish Airlines have been signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Empire State Building Run-up race on February 7th. This is the 41st annual competition and the world's oldest and most famous tower race. Athletes will be requires to climb 1576 stairs, all the way to the 86th floor of the 5th tallest building in the USA. Some people, I'm sure, would rather take the lift, which gets you there in under a minute, but as its Russia World Cup year, 2018 is a good year for sport. Participants are expected to make it to the top in an impressive 10 minutes! This sponsorship has a personal touch to Turkish Airlines, as their offices are on the 75th floor of this very building.
24th July 2017
Turkish Airlines announces direct flights to Phuket
There are now 4 direct flights per week from Istanbul. “This new Istanbul-Phuket service is part of the collaboration between the TAT and Turkish Airlines to meet the growing demand for travel to Thailand from holiday-makers from Turkey, Europe and Latin America. In addition, 2018 marks 60 years of Thai-Turkish relations, and the TAT is planning to organize cultural and tourism activities in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Thailand,” said Pataraporn Sithivanich, the TAT's Executive Director for Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Turkish Airlines inaugurated its Istanbul-Phuket route on July 17 with the first flight carrying 210 passengers, including 20 members of the media from Turkey. The airlines plans to increase the frequency of the Istanbul-Phuket route from four times per week to a daily flight for the upcoming high season, to cater to the higher demand for Thailand. Phuket is Turkish Airlines’ 300th destination. The airline began a direct Istanbul-Bangkok service in 1989 and now operates 14 flights per week.
“Since 2012, Turkish nationals entering Thailand have been able to apply for a visa on arrival and this has led to many more people discovering ‘Amazing Thailand’. We know these new direct Istanbul-Phuket flights will ensure that more visitors enjoy the delights and 'unique culture' of the southern region of Thailand,” said Ms Pataraporn. Turkey is one of Thailand’s important emerging tourist markets. In 2016, Thailand welcomed 74,568 visitors from Turkey, representing an increase of 18 per cent over 2015. This year, from January-May, there were 35,605 Turkish travellers into Thailand, up 2.7 per cent year-on-year.
The majority of Turkish travellers visit Thailand for a holiday, especially during the November-January high season. Top Thai destinations among Turkish tourists are beaches and islands such as Phuket and Pattaya.
2nd May 2017
Turkish Airlines announces codeshare agreement with Latin American airline, Copa Airlines
Copa Airlines and Turkish Airlines have agreed to operate joint flights. Both Star Alliance members, the two airlines have signed a code-sharing agreement to provide more travel options for passengers. A codeshare agreement permits 2 or more airlines to list certain flights in a reservation system under eachothers names.
Latin American passengers will be connected via Istanbul to Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Turkey's flag carrier currently has 337 aircraft and flies to 298 destinations -- 249 international and 49 domestic. Turkish Airlines was chosen as Europe's Best Airline for the 6th time and the Best Airline in Southern Europe for the eighth consecutive time in a 2016 Skytrax survey.