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Turkmenistan Airlines is Turkmenistan's national flag carrier, offering passenger and cargo flights from its base in Ashgabat. As the only airline of Turkmenistan, it is one of few airlines which operate domestic flights around the country. The airline has previously operated flights to Europe, but these routes to Germany, the UK and France were terminated in February 2019. Due to the pandemic, Turkmenistan Airlines has cancelled all international flights, however, the airline is still operating international cargo.

The scheduled carrier was established in 1992 and has developed its fleet and route network to its current state which serves over 10 countries and over 20 destinations.

Baggage Policy

Turkmenistan Airlines has different carry-on and checked baggage. Your baggage allowance will depend on the cabin class you fly.

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers are permitted 5kg of hand luggage for their Turkmenistan Airlines flights. The items of hand luggage must not exceed 50 x 40 x 20cm in dimensions.

In addition to this, passengers are allowed a personal item. This item can be items such as a handbag, an umbrella, a cane, printed reading material for the flight, child's food and carry-cot or a wheelchair.

Checked Baggage

Checked baggage allowance is determined by the class of travel and the destination travelling to. Please check your ticket which will state your specific baggage allowance. Each item of baggage must not exceed 30kg in weight. As a guide, you can use the following as the general checked baggage allowances:

To/From Turkmenistan (Ashgabat)

Economy class passengers are permitted 20kg of baggage.

Business class passengers are permitted 50kg of baggage.

To/From India (Amritsar and Delhi)

Economy class passengers are permitted 40kg of baggage.

Business class passengers are permitted 50kg of baggage.

To/From Thailand (Bangkok)

Economy class passengers are permitted 25kg of baggage.

Business class passengers are permitted 50kg of baggage.

Cabin Classes

Turkmenistan Airlines passengers can fly in Economy or Business Class.

Economy Class

Economy class with Turkmenistan Airlines is comfortable and efficient, offering amenities such as a free hot meal and a soft drink. Seats are arranged on most planes in a 2-2 configuration, which is well-spaced to allow enough room between you and the next seat along for a comfortable flight.

Premium Economy

There is currently no premium economy service onboard on Turkmenistan Airlines flights.

Business Class

Business Class on Turkmenistan Airlines offers a spacious, luxurious and premium flying experience. The cabin is located at the front of the plane, which contains larger and more comfortable seating. Passengers also have a choice from premium hot meals, with a dedicated service which has a higher staff-passenger ratio. Passengers in business also have a higher and more generous baggage allowance, and will have a premium travel experience starting at the airport with separate check-in counters and airport lounges where available.

First Class

Turkmenistan Airlines is yet to offer a first-class onboard its plane. Simply upgrade to Business Class for a taste of the premium flying experience.

In-flight Entertainment & WIFI

On selected planes, Turkmenistan Airlines offer an in-seat personal screen where passengers can watch movies, TV shows, play music and games. This service is reportedly being installed on all their planes.

In addition, there is an inflight magazine called Lachyn which passengers can read for useful travel tips and information.


Currently, there are no WiFi services or internet connection onboard on Turkmenistan Airlines flights.

Food & Drink

All passengers receive food and drink onboard their Turkmenistan Airlines flight, regardless of their flight. Economy passengers get a free hot meal and soft drink on international flights. Domestic flights serve a smaller cold snack and soft drink. In business class, passengers get a wide range of tasty food to choose from, along with premium soft drinks.

Please note that Turkmenistan Airlines is a dry airline, and so there are no alcoholic drinks served onboard.

Special Dietary Requirements

Passengers flying on Turkmenistan Airlines flights can pre-order a special meal when requesting at least 72 hours before flight departure. The following meals are available to order:

  • Asian Vegetarian (AVML)
  • Diabetic (DBML)
  • Hindu (HNML)
  • Children's meal (CHML)
  • Milk free meal (NLML)
  • Muslim meal (MLML)
  • Low salt meal (LSML)
  • Low fat/cholesterol meal (LFML)


Turkmenistan Airlines offers online check in as well as airport check in. The opening and closing times will vary depending on the method of check in you select.

Online Check-in

Online check-in is available from 24 hours - 60 minutes prior to your flight. Once you have checked in online, have your boarding pass printed and ready to be shown at airport security. In order to avoid long queues at the airport, please check in online.

Airport Check-in

Passengers must check-in for their flight by visiting the Turkmenistan Airlines check-in counter at the airport. Arrive at the airport to allow plenty of time to check-in and pass through security. For international flights, the check-in desk will open 3 hours before your flight departure time. For domestic flights, the check-in desk opens 2 hours before your flight departure time.

Frequent Flyer Programme

There are currently no frequent flyer programs in operation by this airline.

Airline Alliance

Turkish Airlines does not currently participate in any airline alliance schemes.

Special Services

Turkmenistan Airlines offers a variety of special services for its passengers.

Travelling With a Pet

Turkmenistan Airlines do not yet allow animals in the cabin, but they can be transported as cargo with the checked luggage. See our advice on travelling with a pet, or contact the airline for more information.

Wheelchair Assistance

If you or a member of your party requires wheelchair assistance, please contact Alternative Airlines. We will inform Turkmenistan Airlines that you or a member in your booking requires a wheelchair service to getting on and off flights. Don't worry if you forget to book wheelchair assistance to you booking, you can always request a wheelchair service at the airport.

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Destinations that Turkmenistan Airlines flies to

The following tables the destinations of the domestic flights within Turkmenistan. All domestic services are currently passenger operations. The below table shows the country, city and airports which Turkmenistan Airlines currently fly passenger services to. Although the airline operates cargo flights to more destinations, these are not included in the table below.

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Hub Airport

Ashgabat International Airport

Ashgabat International Airport is one of the main international airports of Turkmenistan. The airport, which used to be known as Saparmurat Türkmenbaşy International Airport, is found 6 miles northwest of Turkmenistan's capital of Ashgabat.

Ashgabat International Airport has a number of different facilities including passenger waiting rooms, immigration customers, border control, a 24-hour reference service, VIP rooms, a business club, several shops, bars and restaurants.

Although the airport is currently only a hub for Turkmenistan Airlines, there are a number of other airlines which operate from this airport including Turkish Airlines, flydubaiBelaviaS7 Airlines and China Southern Airlines.

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Turkmenistan Airlines currently consists of the following fleet: Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 757-200 and a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. The VIP fleet includes a Boeing 737-700, Boeing BBJ1, Boeing 777-200LR, Bombardier Challenger 870 and a British Aerospace 125.

Turkmenistan Airlines News

October 2022

Turkmenistan Airlines resumes flights to Istanbul

It has been announced that flights to Istanbul will operate 4 times a week - on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Meanwhile, flights from Turkmenistan to Türkiye were suspended in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.