Turkish Airlines is the flag carrier of Turkey and has its base at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul. With around 238 destinations across the world, this airline is the 4th largest in the world in terms of footprint. It has been a member of the Star Alliance since 2008.
Turkish Airways first began in 1933 as part of the then Ministry of Defense. In 1938, it became a part of the Ministry of Transportation. International services began in 1947 with the inauguration of the airport at Ankara, Istanbul. The airline survived unscathed after the economic crisis post September 11'. In 2012, Turkish Airways was the first to resume flights to Somalia ever since the beginning of its civil war.
Turkish Air has won several accolades and awards over the years. In 2011 it received the Skytrax Passengers Choice Awards for "Best Airline Europe", "Best Premium Economy Seats" and "Best Airline Southern Europe". In 2013, World Airlines Awards gave the airline "Best Airline in Europe Award" for the 3rd year in a row.
Turkish Airways online booking can be made for any one of the several flight destinations available. The airline has 7 A340-300, 10 A330-300, 8 A330-200, 41 A321-200, 33 A320-200, 14 A319/100, 15 B777-300 ER, 70 B737-800, 14 B737-700 and 10 B737-900 ER. Apart from this, it also has a fleet for cargo services.
In the Middle East Turkish Airways flies to multiple destinations including UAE, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria & Yemen.
Turkish Airlines online check-in systems provide ease of travel to its patrons. Seating is available in Economy, Comfort and Business Classes. The airline also offers corporate a unique club that will help them with the planning and cost management of transporting employees. Lounges are available at major international locations for the comfort of passengers.
Turkish Airlines baggage allowance is based on several criteria. Free baggage allowance is dependent on class of travel and the departure runways. For domestic flights, Business Class passengers are allowed 30 kg, Economy 20 kg and Promotional offers add on an additional 15 kg. In all classes infants are allowed 10 kg. On international flights the same amount of luggage is allowed. In the case of infants, in addition to the 10 kg, a collapsible baby carriage is also permitted.
As for cabin baggage Business Class passengers are entitled to 2 bags with a maximum weight of 8 kg each. Comfort and Economy Class passengers are allowed a single bag of 8 kg. In all cases the dimensions of the bag must not exceed 23x40x55 cm. An overcoat or blanket, a laptop, a briefcase, a video camera and a baby bag and carriage are allowed in addition to the cabin baggage that you bring. In case of additional cabin luggage, you may need to purchase another seat to accommodate it. For more details on baggage limits, click here.
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