Turkish Airlines

Pilots rescued after aircraft crashes off Turkey’s Aegean coast

A Turkish military jet trainer crashed on April 9 in the Aegean Sea, the Turkish Defense Ministry said.

According to a ministry statement, the two pilots of the KT-1 type plane that crashed during its regular training flight were rescued by Turkish Coast Guard teams.

The plane crashed due to engine failure, it said.

Limited fans to be allowed in Turkey vs Latvia game

Turkey's World Cup qualifiers match against Latvia in Istanbul will be played with 15% fans in the stadium, the Turkish Football Federation announced March 28.

All health protocols determined by UEFA and Turkish authorities will be followed with fans requiring the country's coronavirus contact tracing HES code to enter the stadium, it added.

Turkish Airlines leads European carriers in daily flights

Turkey's flag carrier Turkish Airlines ranked first in Europe in terms of the daily number of flights between Feb. 8 and Feb. 15, according to data from the European Organization for Air Navigation Safety (Eurocontrol).

Turkish Airlines operated on average 592 flights a day in the said period, while Turkey's low-cost carrier Pegasus came in third in the list at 263 flights.

Turkish Cargo to become independent company

Turkish Cargo, a subsidiary of flag carrier Turkish Airlines, will soon become a fully independent company, CEO of its parent firm said on Feb. 10. 

"We will open a gigantic terminal in Istanbul Airport in the coming spring. This terminal with advanced technology will be able to operate 4 million tons of cargo yearly," Ilker Aycı said at Cargo Talks organized online by Turkish Cargo.

Turkish Cargo wins top honor in global awards

Turkish Cargo was named the Best Overall Carrier of the Year at the Payload Asia Awards 2020, the company announced on Feb. 6.

Turkish Cargo, a subsidiary of flag carrier Turkish Airlines, beat out competitors from around the world to win the award based on service quality, efficiency, speed, and reliability, as well as the company's innovation and vision, a statement said.

Turkish civilian airlines operate fleet of 554 aircraft

Turkey's civilian airline operators have a total of 554 airplanes in their fleets, with the flag carrier Turkish Airlines taking the lead with 341 aircraft.

Local civilian airline companies operate 523 passenger jets and 31 cargo planes, according to data from Turkey's Transport and Infrastructure Ministry.