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Turkish Airlines

Airline tickets with Turkish Airlines

The free cabin and checked luggage allowance may vary depending on the travel class reserved and the departure runway. Be sure to check your ticket for the relevant information.

Hand Luggage Passengers are entitled to one piece of hand luggage, unless you are travelling Business class, in which case you can carry on two pieces of hand luggage. In both cases the maximum weight of each piece of luggage must not exceed 8 kg and 55 x 40 x 23cm in size. Suit covers must not exceed 114 x 60 x 11cm and are considered as hand luggage.

In the event your hand luggage exceeds the allowed dimensions and weight, the passenger will be required to pay an excess baggage fee.


CHECKED LUGGAGEThe weight of your checked luggage depends on the travel class and whether your flight is domestic or international. Domestic flights, arriving and departing from Turkish airport have a free baggage allowance as follows:

  • Business - 30 kg
  • Economy - 20kg
  • Promotional - 15 kg

International flight free baggage allowance, depending on the class are:

  • Business - 30 kg
  • Comfort - 20 kg
  • Economy - 20 kg

There are of course variations to this, according to the destination you are travelling to and from.

Turkish Airlines check-in procedures

Passengers can complete their check-in online in advance of departure or directly at the airport at the self check-in machines or the desks.


Whether travelling with or without luggage, all check-in options are possible.


To check in at the airport you need to allow yourself time. If you are travelling on an international flight it is recommended you arrive at the airport at least two hours before the scheduled departure time. If you are travelling however on a domestic flight, arriving one hour before the scheduled departure time is usually sufficient.


The latest possible time passengers can get their boarding passes is 45 minutes before scheduled departure time for domestic flights and 60 minutes before scheduled departure time for international flights.


In both cases, you need to have a valid travel document and visa if applicable, with you.


To check in online before travelling all you need is your name, surname and PNR number. Click here to check in online


You will be able to select the seat from 24 hours up to 90 minutes prior to the departure time through the Turkish Airlines Check-In webpage.


If you are travelling without baggage and have your online printed boarding card you can go directly to the gate through to security control. Should you have baggage proceed to the “baggage drop off point” or “online check-in desk” to leaeve your luggage before going through to the gate.


Turkish Airlines history

Turkish Airlines was established in 1933 as State Airline Administration and are the national flag carrier of Turkey, headquartered on the grounds of Atatürk Airport in Yeşilköy, Bakırköy, Istanbul. The Turkish carrier has secondary hubs across Turkey. The original name "Turkair" was replaced by "Turkish" in 2010 as the company's new call sign. Turkist Airlines operates scheduled flights to 41 domestic and 206 international airports across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. They are the fourth largest carrier in the world in terms of number of destinations - serving 247 destiantions. As well as scheduled services, Turkish Airlines also oparates an operational fleet of nine cargo aircraft, serving 47 destinations.


News

Turkish Airlines is constantly evolving and developing its product offering. Stay updated with the latest news.


October 2014Turkish Airlines leads the way thanks to a unique partnership with Universal Music GroupThis new partnership will allow Turkish Airline passengers to access music content, including hit songs, albums, music videos, live recordings and much from the best know artits in the world, to be updated monthly.


"My Music Planet" is the name of the music platform the airline offer giving access to especially prepared content.


Tallinn and Vilnius to be added to Turkish Airlines destinationsThis October Turkish Airlines will operate direct flights to the largest cities and capitals of Estonia and Lithuania, Tallinn and Vilnius.


Introductory roundtrip fares are available from Istanbul to the capital of Estonia. Flights from Istanbul to Tallinn will be operated 4 times a week.


June 2014 - Turkish Airlines services BeninWith the addition of Cotonou (Benin), eTurboNews claims that Turkish Airlines 'African network now covers 39 destinations.


Four times weekly roudtrip flights between Istanbul and Cotonou will be introduced with an introductory fare starting at $570 (incl. taxes and fees).


A key destination for the airline as Cotonou is Benin's largest city as well as its financial and transportation hub.

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