Turkish Airlines was founded in 1933. It is the national flag carrier of Turkey and is headquartered in Istanbul on the grounds of its main hub at Ataturk International Airport. Turkish Airlines is one of the major airlines all over the world and in Europe in particular. By the end of 2016, it had carried 62 million passengers. It is a member of Star Alliance, a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). It has about 23,989 employees. Today, Turkish Airlines operates flights to 299 destinations spread over 120 countries, including 49 domestic destinations, and 250 international destinations. Turkish Airlines fleet consists of 337 modern aircrafts. The average age for an aircraft in service is 7 years.
In order to expand the map of its destinations, it has entered into partnership agreements with a number of airlines:
Turkish Airlines fleet has 337 modern aircrafts as follows:
In addition, a number of aircrafts have been ordered and not yet delivered. Turkish Airlines aims to increase its fleet size to 421 in the coming years.
Business class passengers to and from the United States are allowed two pieces of checked baggage; each piece may not exceed 32 kgs. They are allowed two carry-on two bags of no more than 8 kgs each piece.
From and to the United States, Economy class passengers are allowed to two pieces of checked baggage. The maximum weight for each piece may not exceed 23 kgs. In addition, They are allowed one carry-on bag not exceeding 8 kgs.
Passengers on board Turkish Airlines can easily complete their booking procedures through online booking. It enables travellers to print their boarding passes. Boarding pass can be printed online as early as 24 hours and upto 90 minutes prior to scheduled flight departure time.
The Air Aviation Department was established and it was managed by the Ministry of Defense titled Government Airways Department.
The Air Aviation Department shifted to the Ministry of Transport titled General Department for Public Airways .
General Department for Public Airways commenced the first international flight from Ankara via Istanbul to Athens.
It was established officially with a capital of 60 million Turkish liras.
It was declared to be privatized and 1.55% of its shares has been offered for public subscription in October of the same year.
23% of Turkish Airlines shares were offered for public subscription.
25% of Turkish Airlines shares were offered for public subscription.
It joined Star Alliance.