Soaring Ever Higher

Date: Tuesday, 01 April 2014

Turkish Airlines has released its figures for January-February of 2013 and 2014:
-     Passenger numbers, which were 6.4 million in Jan-Feb 2013, rose by 22.1% to 7.8 million in Jan-Feb of 2014.
-     Passenger occupancy rose by 0.4 of a point to 76.9%.
-     The number of cities flown to, which was 219 at the end of February 2013, was up to 243 by the end of February 2014.
-     The airline’s planes, which numbered 211 at the end of February 2013, numbered 237 by the end of February 2014.

Expanding Codeshare With Singapore Airlines

Date: Tuesday, 01 April 2014

The existing codeshare agreement between Turkish Airlines and Singapore Airlines, both members of Star Alliance, is being expanded to include travel destinations in Southeast Asia and the Southwest Pacific. Under the agreement, which is expected to go into effect in May, Turkish Airlines passengers will be able to fly to even more destinations.

Pedals Turn In Turkey

Date: Tuesday, 01 April 2014


Buoyed up with primary sponsorship by Turkish Airlines, the Turkey Presidential Cycling Tour kicks off in Alanya on April 27. The tour, which covers a 1,254-kilometer course in 8 stages, is being broadcast live in 76 countries. A total of 168 athletes are competing in the tour in which 21 different teams are taking part. Torku Şekerspor is representing Turkey in the tour, which wraps up with a spectacular finish in Istanbul on May 4.

World Of Tourism In Berlin

Date: Tuesday, 01 April 2014


Realized with the participation of close to 11,000 firms from 180 countries, the fair was visited by upwards of 170,000 visitors. The Turkish Airlines stand, a big hit with participants for its Lounge Istanbul concept, stood out as one of the fair’s most successful. Upwards of 100 participants, all members of the Turkish Airlines family from various points around the world, were welcomed at the stand. The fair, where the seeds of many long-term partnerships were sown in parallel with the airline’s global market momentum, made a major contribution to Turkish civil aviation.

Two More New Routes

Date: Tuesday, 01 April 2014

Inaugurated in March, turnaround flights between Istanbul and Rotterdam, Holland’s second largest city, are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. The Stavropol flights will be three times a week, starting on April 21. Timetables and further information are available from the website at and the Call Center at 444 0 849, and from all Turkish Airlines sales offices.

Temel Kotil Is Leader Of The Year

Date: Tuesday, 01 April 2014

Turkish Airlines’ President & CEO Temel Kotil, Ph.D., has received the “Leader of the Year Award” at the Air Transport News Awards, which are the most prestigious in the aviation industry. The lavish awards ceremony was hosted in Istanbul on March 9.

Galleys From Turkey

Date: Tuesday, 01 April 2014


Turkish Cabin Interior (TCI), a Turkish Airlines - Turkish Technic, Inc. - TAI partnership, has produced Turkey’s first galley. The design of the kitchen, or “galley” in international aviation terminology, is due entirely to Turkish engineers. Beyond storage and food service, the galleys aim to improve the passenger experience through efficiency, interior design and comfort.
Taking steps to enlarge its footprint in the aviation sector, TCI is making an important contribution to the global supply chain in terms of capacity, capability and distinctiveness through its partnership with Boeing.
The Boeing 737-800, on which the first galley produced by TCI to international standards has been integrated, was delivered in a grand ceremony attended by officials of both airlines. Speaking at the ceremony, Turkish Airlines’ Chairman of the Board and of the Executive Committee Hamdi Topçu drew attention to the development by the Turkish aviation industry in the global arena, saying, “Improving the quality of our service and contributing to the global aviation industry are among our primary goals.”

Full Support For Art

Date: Friday, 28 February 2014

Two major events are coming to Istanbul art lovers in March. Blue Brothers Approved, which brings the unforgettable songs of the justly famous Blues Brothers films to our day in a West End version, and the Yacobson Ballet, Russian ballet’s most elite troupe with its 45-year-history, are coming to audiences at the TIM Show Center in March with Turkish Airlines sponsorship.

Turkish Airlines Lounge Now Open In Hatay

Date: Friday, 28 February 2014

Inspired by Hatay’s characteristic stone houses, Turkish Airlines Lounge Hatay offers Business, Elite Plus, Elite, Classic Plus and Star Alliance Gold Card holder passengers traveling either in Turkey or abroad with a layover in Hatay everything in the way of comfort to make their flying experience easier thanks to a rich array of refreshments and a restful environment as well as office and internet services.

Ttnet Quality In The Sky

Date: Friday, 28 February 2014

Turkish Airlines has signed a comprehensive collaboration with Turkey’s leading internet provider, TTNET. Under the agreement, internet service on aircraft equipped with the requisite infrastructure will be provided by TTNET WiFi Fly. In a statement he made regarding the agreement, Turkish Airlines’ President & CEO Temel Kotil, Ph.D., emphasized airline’s vision, saying, “Through the innovations it is introducing, Turkish Airlines is effectively positioning itself in the global aviation market."

Visit From The Business World

Date: Friday, 28 February 2014

Prominent figures from the business world came together recently at a luncheon hosted by Turkish Airlines’ Chairman of the Board and of the Executive Committee Hamdi Topçu. After the luncheon, at which guests were briefed about Turkish Airlines’ position today and future plans, the businessmen spent an enjoyable time sitting in the captain’s seat of a flight simulator. They were then briefed about inflight training at the inflight training center and took part in drills.

Award From Sweden

Date: Friday, 28 February 2014

Turkish Airlines has been deemed worthy of the “Swedish Exhibition Industry Design Award” on the 30th anniversary of TUR fair, one of Scandinavia’s leading tourism fairs held annually in Gothenburg. Ninety-one countries in 2013 took part in the fair, which brings together numerous authorities from the tourism sector.

Lounge Istanbul Awaits Guests

Date: Friday, 28 February 2014

In parallel with its increasing passengers numbers, Turkish Airlines has added a new 2,400-square-meter area to its existing 3,500-square-meter lounge. With the addition of the new area, which was completed in the short space of two and a half months, Lounge Istanbul will be able to simultaneously serve 1,030 people. You can enjoy tea and a simit in the tea garden, which has been given a street view through special decor, take part in an automobile race on a miniature Istanbul prototype, try out new games on the game consoles, and experience golf excitement on a high-tech golf simulator — all at Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul, which has been furnished with the finest details of Seljuk and Ottoman architecture. In addition to all these enjoyable activities, the most outstanding dishes of Turkish and world cuisine are also on offer to guests at Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul.

Another First

Date: Friday, 28 February 2014


A partnership involving Turkish Airlines, Turkish Technic, Inc. and Assan Hanil,  Turkish Seats Industries recently chalked up another first in Turkish civil aviation history. The project, the seeds of which were sown at a factory set up in Izmit in September 2011, has already started bearing fruit. All phases of concept development and design, including the automation and software for the airplane seats, was realized in Turkey. Oriented towards customer satisfaction with their ergonomic features and the comfortable travel environment they offer passengers, the seats will find a place first on the Boeing 739-800 and immediately afterwards on the Airbus A319-320 and 321-type aircraft whose seats are ending their economic life.
Speaking at a promotional meeting for the TSI-designed airplane seats hosted by Turkish Airlines at Ataturk Airport, the airline’s Chairman of the Board and of the Executive Committee, Hamdi Topçu, said, “TSI’s basic vision is to offer the best solutions in the areas of comfort, aesthetics, security and logistics in the airplane passenger seat sector,” thereby laying emphasis on TSI’s vision.

Join The Stars With Selfshot

Date: Thursday, 30 January 2014

You have a chance now to join in Kobe and Messi’s wildly popular Selfie Shootout from your own iPhone! With the Self Shot iPhone app, you can snap a photo of yourself using the destinations in the advertising film as background and post them on social media. The photo that gets the most hits will win its owner a roundtrip ticket on Turkish Airlines.

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