Turkish Airlines began its journey in 1933 with five planes. Today, the national flag carrier has a fleet of 335 aircraft, and a network of 260 international and 50 domestic destinations across 124 countries connected via its new Istanbul Airport hub.
Comprising 215 narrow body, 92 wide body, and 18 cargo aircraft, Turkish Airlines boasts one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the world. Through this fleet, Turkish Airlines serves more than 75 million passengers per year.
Turkish Airlines recently transferred its operations from the Atatürk Airport to Istanbul Airport. The new hub plays a key role in the airline’s future growth strategy to serve 120 million passengers through a fleet of 500 aircraft by 2023.
Turkish Airlines was named the “Most Valuable Brand” in Turkey across all sectors by Brand Finance in 2019. Having received the title previously in 2018, the national carrier reinforced its leading position in Turkey with profitable fiscal results.
Turkish Airlines has been a Star Alliance member since 2008. The Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,800 flights to over 1,300 airports in 193 countries daily, with a host of new routes scheduled to join the network in 2019.