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Turkish Airlines History
Turkish Airlines (www.turkishairlines.com) is the national flag carrier of Turkey. Established in 1933 and headquartered at the Istanbul Atatürk Airport, the airline operates scheduled flight services to 280 destinations around the world, including key cities across Africa, Asia, Europe as well as North and South America.
Turkish Airline was founded on 20 th May 1933. Turkish Airlines is the national flag carrier airline of Turkey, headquartered at the Turkish Airlines General Management Building on the grounds of Atatürk Airport in Yeşilköy, Bakırköy, Istanbul.As of July 2015, it operates scheduled services to 290 destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, making it the fourth-largest carrier in the world by number of destinations, as of 2014.
Turkish Airlines Nigeria
It is the fourth largest airline in the world measured by the number of destinations flown to, and also flies to the most countries in the world.
The airline is a member of the Star Alliance, and their airmiles program is called Miles and Smiles. To visit the program website, click here, or check out the airline’s latest business class airfare specials here.
Boasting a fleet of over 320 aircraft and flying to 288 international destinations in total, the airline is one of Turkey’s most recognized export brands.
The airline also counts Anadolujet, SunExpress, Turkish HABOM and Turkish Technic among its subsidiaries. During the 2015 fiscal year the company reported an operating income of US$2.042 billion, with a net income of US$1.069 billion from a total revenue of US$10.522 billion.
During the same year, the total asset value of the airline was estimated at US$16.383. The company was employing over 18,600 staff members by as early as 2013, and has plans to grow their revenue to US$12 billion in 2016.
The airline’s primary air hubs are situated at Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Esenboğa International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport.
Turkish Airlines Routes
As of 2016, Turkish Airlines flies to 288 destinations worldwide, including Abu Dhabi in the UAE, Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria, Dubai, Washington and Houston in the United States, Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, Alexandria in Egypt, Amsterdam, Athens, Atlanta, Bahrain, Bangkok, Barcelona and Bilbao in Spain, Beirut, Belgrade, Berlin, Bordeaux, Buenos Aires, Budapest, Bucharest, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town in South Africa, Rome, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Doha, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, Geneva, Helsinki, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Hyderabad in India, Islamabad in Pakistan, as well as a range of cities in Turkey itself, to name but a few.
Turkish Airlines Routes Destinations
Turkish Airlines flies to 300 top destinations, and is always on the lookout to expand its wings further. These 300 destinations are across 117 countries: 244 international and 51 in Africa alone!
Top destinations include:
- Hong Kong
- New Delhi
- Cape Town
Turkish Airlines Fllets
They have so many airplanes and the Total fleet: 33
- Airbus A340-300
- Airbus A330-300
- Airbus A330-200
- Airbus A321-200
- Airbus A320-200
- Airbus A319-132/100
- Boeing B737-800
- Boeing B737-700
- A310 CARGO
- A330-200F CARGO
- Boeing 777-300ER
- Boeing B737-900 ER
- Embraer E195
Turkish Airlines Classes of Travel
Turkish Airlines offers Economy Class seats and Business Class cabins aboard their international flights:
Turkish Airlines Business Class
Business class travelers get treated to restaurant grade service, sumptuous and frequently changing menus and a truly memorable in flight experience.
Welcome drinks are served prior to departure as passengers aboard the aircraft. Entertainment is provided via The Planet, the airline’s state of the art audio visual entertainment system.
- World’s Best On-board Catering
- Welcome drinks
- In-flight screens and in-flight connectivity
- Full flat reclining seats
- On-board power receptacle supplies energy for laptops and other electrical devices.
- Reading light available at seat.
- Large table for reading/writing
- Award winning Business Class Lounge
- Free Wi-Fi
- Live TV for those not-to-be-missed broadcasts
The above mentioned services are not available on all flights, as they are still in the process of adding these services to all flights. Passengers can find out the services offered their flight on the Turkish Airlines site.
Turkish Airlines Economy Class
The airline’s signature hospitality, high quality catering and wide range of Turkish dishes on the menu are just a few of the reasons contributing to the airline’s reputation for excellence.
The Business Class seat aboard the B777-300 and A330-300 fleets includes an ottoman that creates a sleeping area of 188cm when in the fully reclined position.
In economy class passengers are offered a wide array of services, namely:
- Comfortable seating.
- USB and laptop chargers available at seats.
- In-flight screens and in-flight connectivity
- Award winning catering services
Turkish Airlines Baggage Allowance
1 Piece of hand-luggage is allowed in-flight (8kg). The baggage allowance may vary depending on the destination distance and flight. Passengers are required to inform themselves about this before they arrive to the airport.
Below is the free Baggage Allowance:
32 kg (adult/child)
10 kg (infant)
23 kg (adult/child)
10 kg (infant)
Turkish Airlines now also offers ‘Miniport’ – a service provided by the airline where Turkish Airlines will pick up your luggage from the airport, and drop it off for you to collect at Taksim, in the Istanbul city centre.
This service is available to all seat classes, to better improve your travel experience!
Turkish Airlines Check In
Passengers can make use of Turkish Airline online check-in between 24 hours to 90 minutes prior to the departure time of flight. Check-in can also be done at the airport desks.
These desks are closed 60 minutes to international and 45 minutes to domestic flights scheduled departing time.
Passengers are required to inform themselves on the timings of check-in when booking, to ensure that they do not miss their flights.
As of June 2016, Turkish Airlines has codesharing agreements in place with Royal Air Maroc, JetBlue Airways, Lufthansa, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Air China, Air India, Air Malta, All Nippon Airways, Air New Zealand and Austrian Airlines, to name but a few.
Turkish Airlines Contacts in Nigeria
Turkish Airlines Office in Lagos
Plot 1, Wing B, South Atlantic Petroleum Towers, 2nd Floor, Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Phone: +234 1 2772230-31-32 or CALL CENTER: 01 277 1559
Turkish Airlines Office in Abuja
Shop 8, Sheraton Abuja Hotel, Ladi Kwali Street Abuja, Nigeria
Phone: +234 9 291 6669
Turkish Airlines Customer Care Number
234 1 2772230-31-32
CALL CENTER: 01 277 1559