Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines is not only the national and largest airline of Turkey but also a world-famous airline. The company’s home port is Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

Turkish Airlines is a dynamically developing company. Passenger turnover is increasing from year to year, and if in 2013 it was at the level of 45 million people, then in 2015 it exceeded 60 million passengers.

Since 2008, Turkish Airlines has been a full member of the world’s largest airline alliance, Star Alliance.

According to the influential SKYTRAX agency, which is based on passenger surveys, Turkish Airlines was recognized as the best airline in Europe in 2011-2013 and 2015-2016; also, in recent years, the carrier has been consistently included in the TOP 10 of the best airlines in the world.

  • According to the influential British consulting agency SKYTRAX, specializing in the study of the quality of services provided by various air carriers, the airline was awarded four stars. This is a very good indicator.
  • Turkish Airlines ranks 92nd in the Safest Airlines in the World 2019 Ranking by Jacdec.

As of February 2017, the airline’s route network has nearly 300 destinations and connects more than 100 countries on four continents. Most flights are international flights.


As of January 16, 2020, there are 288 airliners in the Turkish Airlines fleet, 3 more are ordered. The average age of aircraft is 7.0 years.

The oldest – Airbus A340-300, with a tail number – TC-JDM. His age is 20.0 years. The newest is the Airbus A321-200, with tail number TC-JTG. He is 0.0 years old.

By size and age of the fleet, Turkish Airlines are not inferior even to Emirates. However, unlike the largest Asian carrier, Turkish Airlines has mainly medium-haul aircraft.

Graduated from Embry-Riddle Aviation University with a master's degree in aviation science. He began his career as an aviation researcher in local periodicals. Has a pilot license. Now are the author and developer of the Plane Worlds.