The Turkish Airlines is the name of the main air carrier in Turkey, and its name in Turkish is Türk Hava Yolları. Up until 2010, the name of this carrier was Turkair. This airline is as old as many carriers in US, being founded in 1933. Its fleet of almost 300 planes takes people to 282 destinations in Europe, Africa, Asia, and America. With so many destinations served, Turkish Airlines is world’s fourth carrier. Additionally, Türk Hava Yolları flies to most countries – 110.
Speaking of its fleet, Turkish Airlines makes use of two models of Embraer planes, six models designed by Boeing, and seven manufactured by Airbus. Those with a preference for a specific plane model have an easier time choosing the one they like more. Ten Airbus planes of two models belong in the cargo fleet of this airline. The cargo division flies to only 52 destinations.
To simplify flying, many airlines entered partnerships and many of these are codesharing a flight. Turkish Airlines has partnerships and codesharing deals with carriers from US, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Miles&Smiles is the name of the program in which frequent fliers can accumulate points to redeem.
Many people prefer dealing with award winning companies, and Turkish Airlines is one that won several of them. Skytrax awarded this carrier with top prize for being Europe’s and Southern Europe’s best airline between 2011 and 2013, as well as having the world’s best seats in the Premium Economy class. The years of 2014 and 2015 marked the 4th and 5th year in a row for the Europe’s Best Airline award.
Those who want to learn how to fly can join the Turkish Airlines Flight Academy established in 2004. The training takes place in Turkey on a fleet of 14 planes, 12 of which being manufactured by Cessna. The remaining 2 planes are two Diamond DA-42 NG.