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Founded in 1933, Turkish Airlines is the national flag carrier of Turkey with a main base at Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) and two additional hubs at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) and nkara Esenboğa International Airport (ESB). They are a member of the Star Alliance.

Turkish Airlines is the largest carrier by number of destinations and server more destinations non-stop from a single airport than any other airline in Europe. They fly to over 120 countries and service 302 destinations worldwide.


Fast Facts

• The airline was founded in connection with the Ministry of Defense. With one of Turkey’s first aviators, Fesa Evrensev, as its chief executive, the organization’s originated with 24 people and hae two 5-seater King Bird aircrafts, two 4-seater Junker F-13s and one 10-seater ATH-9. They have grown to be the world’s largest airline by destinations served.

• 2017 saw a slew of repeat awards from Skytrax: 5x consecutive winner of “Best Business Class Onboard Catering”, 4x consecutive winner of “Best Business Class Lounge Dining”, winner of “World's Best Business Class Airline Lounge”, and 9x consecutive winner of “Best Airline in Southern Europe”.

Frequent Flyer Program

Miles&Smiles is the miles based program for Turkish Airlines, which allows you to collect points towards airline and Star Alliance rewards.

There are two classic tiers and two elite tiers:


Entry level

Classic Plus

25,000 miles in a 12 month period

• Free entry to Turkish Airlines Lounges on domestic routes and all the services provided

• 10 kg additional baggage allowance on domestic and international flights

• 150% mileage accrual in business and 125% accrual in comfort

• Priority reservations and waiting list

• Rent vehicles from our program partner companies at discounted rates


40,000 miles in a 12 month period

• Ability to purchase status miles

• Check-in at business class counter for domestic and international flights

• Private lounge access for domestic and international flights

• 20 kg of excess baggage

• Business class companion ticket at 50% off

• 200% mileage accrual in business and 150% in comfort

• Dedicated customer service phone line

• Access to special immigration desk at Atatürk Airport

Elite Plus

80,000 miles in a 12 month period

• Two free upgrades a year

• 25 kg excess baggage

• Elite status for friend or family member

• Guaranteed reservation

• Special security entrance for international flights at Atatürk Airport


Turkish Airlines has codeshare agreements with 47 airlines both inside and outside the Star Alliance. Look for the designator code (TK).

When booking with a codesharing partner, you will experience differences in baggage fees, optional services, other charges, and policies from partner airlines on your trip.

Partners include:

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Cabin Classes

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Business Class

Business Class

Priority check in, security, and extra baggage allowance

Fully lie-flat seats that open into a 188 cm bed with seat control panel, personal reading lamp, and massage feature, slippers, and amenity kit

Personal HD monitor with touchscreen remote and inflight entertainment

Lounge access

Turkish Do&Co award winning catering service with porcelain tableware and drink selection


Comfortable seating that reclines to 18.5cm with adjustable head and foot supports

Premium Turkish meal service

Travel amenity kit

Personal touchscreen with inflight entertainment

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Live Flight Prices

Flight prices you won’t find on airline websites


To Djibouti

Business Class Return from £2207


To Addis Ababa

Business Class Return from £1515


To Libreville

Business Class Return from £2276


To Baghdad

Business Class Return from £1921


To Tel Aviv

Business Class Return from £872


To Kuwait

Business Class Return from £1361
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