Turkish Airlines is the national airline of Turkey. The airline’s prime hub is Atatürk International Airport, Istanbul, while the secondary hubs are located at International Airport, Ankara and Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW), Istanbul. Turkish Airlines was founded on May 20, 1933 under the name “State Airlines Administration” as a department of Ministry of Defense. Since its inception, the airline has grown at a consistent pace, by adding aircraft to its fleet and increasing its destinations.
Turkish Airlines operates a modern fleet of aircrafts; Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-400, Airbus A340-300, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A321-200, Airbus A320-200 and Airbus A319-100.
Turkish Airlines covers a number of destinations in and out of its home country - Turkey. In Africa, the airline flies to Algeria, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Egypt, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Sudan. The North American countries covered by the airline are United States and Canada, while it flies to Brazil in South America. In Asia, the passenger carrier flies to Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, China, Japan, South Korea, India (to Delhi and Mumbai), Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Bahrain, Cyprus, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. The European countries, to which Turkish Airlines flies, includes United Kingdom, Ukraine, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Slovenia, Serbia, Russia, Romania, Portugal, Poland, Norway, Netherlands, Moldova, Macedonia, Latvia, Kosovo, Italy, Ireland, Hungary, Greece, Germany, Georgia, France, Denmark, Czech Republic, Croatia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Austria and Albania.