A Short Introduction to Turkish Airlines
Turkey has always been a major tourist destination being at the crossroads of two continents namely Asia and Europe; it is a hub of sorts for many airlines and it has set up its own national flag carrier Turkish Airlines as a world-renowned entity. Having its origins in the early 1930s it is one of the few airlines that have been in existence for so long. As always such corporate entities have humble beginnings and so did this giant airline. It started off with a couple of five-seat Curtiss Kingbirds, four-seat Junkers F13s and a ten-seat Tupolev ANT 9 under the control of Turkey’s Ministry of National Defense. The rest, as they say, is history it has continued to grow steadily since its inception. As is with most global corporations it initially faced some tough times economically during the post 9/11 era and the issue of Iraq but it quickly recovered to become a world-class airline that has achieved many milestones and received several awards. It is a member of the Star Alliance network and is headquartered at Ataturk Airport in Yesilkoy, Bakirkoy, Istanbul.
Turkish Airline Destinations and Fleet
In terms of destinations, Turkish Airlines is a giant among modern-day airline companies. It has flights to 302 destinations across, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe making it the fourth largest carrier in the world destination-wise. It holds the current record in Europe of offering more non-stop direct flights from a single airport than any other airline. It flies to over 120 countries, which is more than any other airline.
Serving so many destinations is no easy task and you need to have a large commercial fleet to carry all the passengers. Tk airline has a fleet of 330 aircraft consisting of various Airbus and Boeing models and 174 more aircraft have been ordered and are awaiting delivery.
Turkish Airlines Services and Awards
Having an operational fleet of 14 cargo aircraft mainly consisting of Airbus A330’s tk airline serves more than 64 destinations across the globe.
In order to maintain its superiority in all aspects and for training new pilots the airlines set up a flight academy in 2004. It also provides paid training services to airline pilots of other carriers; those who wish to avail their training services.
Miles and Smiles is the frequent flyer program offered by Turkish Airline to its loyal customer base. They can enjoy earned miles both on Turkish Airlines as well as on airlines that are members of the Star Alliance Network.
Tk Airline has won Skytrax awards for Europe’s Best Airline, Southern Europe’s Best Airline and the World’s Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat for three years in a row – 2011, 2012 and 2013. Furthermore, it held on to its repute of being Europe’s top airline in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Also, it was selected as Airline of the Year by Air Transport News at 2013’s Air Transport News’ Ceremony.
Turkish Airlines Booking
As with most modern airlines, Turkish Airlines Booking is offered via its offices and agents across the world. If a person is looking for Turkish Airlines online booking they can do so through the easy-to-use portal of checkin.pk – a virtual agent of Turkish Airlines. You can pull up tk airline flights by entering the required search parameters that are asked for by this website and see available flights on the dates you have mentioned.
Cheap Turkish Airlines Tickets
On a tight budget, no problem the checkin.pk will show the airfare for the flight to your desired destination. It will show you all flights (if any) and allow you to choose cheap Turkish Airlines tickets. Usually, flights that are booked well in advance are cheaper. Also, flights that have multiple stops on its way are cheaper than direct flights.