Turkish Airlines

Founded in 1933, Turkish Airlines, originally known as Turkish State Airlines, began its operations with a modest fleet that included Curtiss Kingbirds and Junkers F 13s. Over its 90-year history, Turkish Airlines has grown from a small national carrier to an airline with a global footprint, flying to more countries than any other in the world. This transformation is marked by its transition from a government-owned domestic operator to a major international airline, especially post-1980s, thanks to significant government support and strategic expansion.

Today, Turkish Airlines is recognised as the national flag carrier of Turkey and one of the most prestigious airlines globally.

Turkish is ranked as a 4 star airline (ratings by Skytrax).

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