Turkish Airlines was founded in 1933, which is the national carrier of the Republic of Turkey. Turkish Airlines flies to more than 170 cities worldwide, including in new areas: Los Angeles, Washington, Guanchdzhou, Entebbe, Dar es Salaam, Accra, Dhaka, Ho Chi Minh City, Valencia, Malaga, etc. …
Passengers are offered services in economic, business and first classes. At the end of 2010 added a new class of Comfort on long lines. A new class of Comfort will make the trip from Istanbul and back to a pleasant and relaxing. This class combines the benefits of business class, but its price is much lower. Comfortable chairs with a distance of 116 cm between rows, tasty food and friendly staff will make airline Turkish Airlines flight in the eastern tale.
One of the fundamental criteria for a policy of airline safety. Passengers rely on Turkish Airlines, as the company’s safety standards in line with international standards and verified by international organizations monitoring the safety and quality of service operations.
Turkish Airlines air fleet totals 157 aircraft family Boing and Airbus and is one of the youngest and most modern in Europe. The airline is an honorary member of the alliance Star Alliance. Winner of awards worldwide, including: “Best food on board in Economy Class,” “Best Airline in Southern Europe”, “3rd in the list of the best airlines in Europe,” “The first and only airline to name four stars in every classroom” .
Persons who brand Turkish Airlines – the world of basketball star Kobe Bryant and the first racket of the world women’s Caroline Wozniacki. The airline has supported the international sport and is a sponsor of football club FC Barcelona and Manchester United, as well as Euroleague Basketball. Turkish Airlines to Istanbul bind seven Russian cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi, Ufa, Kazan and Yekaterinburg.
Agreement on the implementation of joint flights
At Turkish Airlines have signed the agreement on joint flights with the following airlines:
All Nippon Airways
Pakistan International Airlines
Royal Air Maroc
Aircraft owned by Turkish Airlines have a white fuselage with blue label and a red tail with a white circle with the logo of the company.
Incidents and accidents
During the 72-year history of Turkish Airlines had three accidents that occurred during international flights and 18 domestic flights.
The first accident occurred February 17, 1959, when Viscount 793 crashed because of heavy fog before boarding at London Gatwick Airport (Gatwick). On board were Turkish Prime Minister Adnan Mederes (Adnan Menderes) and the government delegation, which were sent to London to sign the London Agreement on the Cyprus issue. On board were eight crewmen and 16 passengers survived only ten people, among them was the Prime Minister Mederes.
The most important Turkish Airlines crash was Flight 981, which crashed in France March 3, 1974 due to explosive decompression, killing all 346 people on board. The main reason was a bug project cargo doors of DC-10 aircraft. Before the disaster in Tenerife, it was the largest by number of crash victims.