Always prepared using the freshest, highest-quality ingredients, in-flight meals may include a hot or cold breakfast and/or a hot or cold lunch/dinner, depending on the departure time and duration of your flight. Our on board menus are created from Turkish and world cuisines. We make a point of offering Turkish cuisine, one of the richest cuisines in the world, including such dishes as shish kebab, karnıyarık (whole slashed eggplant with minced meat filling), mantı (ravioli Turkish-style) and imam bayıldı (a cold eggplant dish cooked in olive oil).

Additionally, should our passengers request special meals on all flights except domestic flights, they will be served menus suiting personal medical, dietary or religious requirements.

Our special meal options are defined depending on IATA Special Meal Guidelines which are universally determined for all IATA-member airlines. 

Special meal requests must be made during booking or at least 24 hours in advance of your flight. 

Passengers who are allergic to any foods should inform us of this and attach a doctor’s report when requesting a special meal.


In accordance with IATA’s special meal guidelines, we offer the choice of the following special meals on our flights:

  • AVML (Asian Vegetarian Meal)
  • BBML (Baby Meal) 
  • BLML (Bland Meal)
  • CHML (Child Meal)
  • CLML (Celebratory Cake)
  • DBML (Diabetic Meal)
  • FPML (Fruit Platter Meal)
  • GFML (Gluten-Free Meal)
  • HNML (Non-vegetarian Hindu Meal without Beef)
  • KSML (Kosher Meal)
  • LCML (Low-Calorie Meal)
  • LFML (Low-Fat Meal)
  • LSML (Low-Salt Meal)
  • MOML (Muslim Meal)
  • NLML (Low-Lactose Meal)
  • RVML (Raw Vegetarian Meal)
  • SFML (Seafood Meal)
  • VGML (Vegan Meal)
  • VJML (Vegetarian Jain Meal)
  • VLML (Vegetarian Lacto-Ovo Meal)
  • VOML (Vegetarian Oriental Meal)

For more information on our in-flight catering services, visit our website at

  • All meals served on Turkish Airlines conform to Islamic dietary requirements and the Muslim Meal (MOML) specification.
  • The menus shown in the photographs are examples. Menu contents may vary by season, route and departure time.
  • The Celebratory Cake (CLML) is available only to Miles&Smiles members.
  • Turkish Airlines maintains the right to alter its services and offerings at any time.