Founded as State Airlines Administration as a department of the Ministry of National Defense on 20th May 1933, Turkish Airlines started its journey. The initial fleet of the airline was two five-seat Curtiss Kingbirds, two four-seat Junkers F13s and one ten-seat Tupolev ANT-9. In 1938, the airline became part of the Ministry of Transportation.
Established as domestic carrier, the airline commenced its international services in 1947 with Ankara – Istanbul – Athens flights. Presently, Turkish Airlines is the national flag carrier of Turkey. Headquartered at the Turkish Airlines General Management Building on the grounds of Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, the airline serves to Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas.
Turkish Airlines Top Flight Routss
As of May 2014, Turkish Airlines serves to 251 destinations of 105 countries across 4 continents of the world. The popular cities covered by Turkish Airlines are Amsterdam in Netherlands, Athens in Greece, Bangkok in Thailand, Abu Dhabi and Dubai in United Arab Emirates, Geneva & Zurich in Switzerland, Milan, Naples, Pisa, Rome, Turin, Venice & some others in Italy, Tokyo in Japan, Tel Aviv in Israel, Tehran in Iran, Toronto in Canada, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Washington in United States, Kazan, Moscow, St. Petersburg & some others in Russia and several other destinations across the world.
Free checked baggage allowance in Turkish Airlines flights are 30 kg in Business Class, 20 kg in Comfort and Economy Class and infants can carry 10 kg weight as free checked baggage. Carry-on baggage allowance in Business class is 2 pieces of luggage of maximum weight 8 kg each, and in Comfort and Economy Class, 1 piece baggage of 8 kg.
Turkish Airlines allows its passengers having complete fun of their journey with excellent in-flight entertainment programs. You can watch a selection of movies, watch different TV programs or listen to music from its constantly updated collections. The airline also offers games and audio books to its passengers. They are given proper comfortable environment facilities so that they don’t feel uncomfortable during flying. Meals offered on the airline give you a wonderful culinary experience and can beat the taste of your favorite restaurant. Special meals are also available in wide category. Also enjoy some last minute shopping with duty-free shopping opportunity provided by the airline. Buy things from your favorite brands.
For Turkish Airlines international flights, arrive at the airport before 2 hours of the scheduled departure and for domestic flights, arrive at least 1 hour before departure. You can use self check-in facility of the airline before 12 hours up to 45 minutes for domestic flights and for international flights up to 60 minutes before departure. Passengers can also enjoy online check-in facility from 24 hours up to 90 minutes before departure time.