Great Advantages for Traveling with Turkish Airlines


Turkish Airlines took to the skies more than 80 years ago as Turkey’s flag carrier. It started this journey with the goals of becoming one of Europe’s top airlines and of functioning on a global scale.

For several years, Turkish Airlines was chosen as Europe’s Best Airline, based on the world’s largest passenger satisfaction survey.

A proud member of Star Alliance, Turkish Airlines has become the airline that flies to the greatest number of destinations worldwide and offers the most convenient routes to Turkey, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Far East, Asia and the Americas, all via Istanbul.

Turkish Airlines have a growing fleet of more than 200 aircraft the newest generation planes, such as the B-737, are equipped with Skyinterior, an innovative approach to lighting design, which offers the passengers a unique and soothing sensory experience. Wide and narrow body aircraft and new orders for domestic, international and trans oceanic flights means Turkish Airlines raises the bar for success every day.


Touristanbul - Turkish Airlines
Touristanbul – Turkish Airlines

You’ve just landed at Istanbul Atatúrk Airport and have a few hours between flights. Just beyond the airport is one of the world’s most fascinating cities. It would be a great pity to be stuck in the terminal and never see it. That’s why Turkish Airlines wants you to experience Istanbul as our guest.

Turkish Airlines’ revolutionary new Touristanbul! Service, for all international transit passengers departing from Istanbul who have more than 6 hours to wait, is an opportunity to discover the legendary beauty of Istanbul, free with the compliments of Turkish Airlines. Passengers just have to assemble at the Hotel Desk 30 minutes before the tour start time and board a special Touristanbul bus that will tour the main attractions, places of beauty and history, and return you to the airport in time to continue your journey with a great memory to savor.

The program, which changes daily, is designed to last up to 6 hours, and includes such classic cultural sites as Topkapı Palace, the Covered Bazaar, the Basilica Cistem and Galata Tower. The program serves groups of 20 or more with advance reservations. Depending on the particular program’s duration and distance, all guests will be offered breakfast and lunch compliments of Turkish Airlines.

You can find Hotel Desk after you pass passport and custom control to apply Touristanbul. You don’t need a listing or booking to join the free tour. For more information you can just send email to

Tour Hours: 9:00-18:00; 12:00-18:00 and 9:00-15:00

Miles & Smiles

Miles & Smiles - Turkish Airlines
Miles & Smiles – Turkish Airlines

As a member of Miles&Smiles, the Turkish Airlines frequent flyer program, you can earn miles when you fly, check-in without waiting and get priority reservations plus access to CIP Lounges, upgrades and countless other advantages that will put a smile on your face.

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Loungeistanbul - Turkish Airlines
Loungeistanbul – Turkish Airlines

At Turkish Airlines, the guests on the ground are as important as those in the air. That is the guiding concept behind the new Turkish Airlines Lounge in Istanbul Atatürk International Airport. Lounge in the main terminal is already the talk of European travelers.

Available to Business Class passengers, Elite Card and Elite Plus Card holders, its amenities are luxurious and it has quickly been recognized as one of the best CIP lounges in Europe.

The International Business Class Lounge is available to Turkish Airlines Business Class passengers, members of Miles&Smiles (Elite Plus and Elite cardholders) and Star Alliance Gold cardholders. The lounge offers an open buffet, a library, a movie theatre, a pool table, a business center (including computers, and a conference room with teleconference capability), a daycare center, bedrooms for long distance international passengers, showers, a prayer room, a vitamin bar, a TV room for 24-hour news, a luggage room and recharge station for electrical devices, a section with olive trees and a piano.

In addition, our lounge features two massage therapists (male and female) available to give neck, head and hand massage to the passengers.

Turkish Corporate Club

Turkish Corporate Club
Turkish Corporate Club

Where business meets benefits The Turkish Corporate Club has been designed with two goals in mind: To offer your company an easy and stream-lined method to reduce travel costs and, in addition, to offer your company’s business travelers various perks to make their travels as comfortable as possible.

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