THY (Turk Hava Yollari) or Turkish Airlines is the national air carrier of Turkey. It was founded in 1933 with the name of "State Airlines Administration" as a department of Ministry of Defense which after two years was turned over to the Ministry of Public Affairs. In the beginning, THY had only 4 small planes with a total of 19 seat capacity. In 1947 it made first international flight to Athens, then in 1956 it changed its name to "Turk Hava Yollari" (Turkish Airlines). As of the beginning of 2014, it has a huge fleet of 249 aircrafts composed by Airbuses and Boeings, carrying more than 40 million passengers a year.
Turkish Airlines is named as the "Best Airline in Europe" for three years consecutevly in 2011-2012-2013 by the customers at the World Airline Awards. Since 2008, THY has been a member of the world's largest airline group: Star Alliance. By the end of 2013, Turkish Airlines upgraded the number of flight points to 241 (199 international and 42 domestic), which makes it the only airline in the world flying to more destinations than any other airline company.
As for the domestic flights from Istanbul, Turkish Airlines has connections to every major city with an airport throughout Turkey.
Countrywide: 444 0 849 (444 0 THY)
General Administration Sales Office
THY A.O. Genel Yonetim Binasi Ataturk Airport, Yesilkoy
Tel: (212) 463 63 63
Fax: (212) 465 21 21
365 days: 06.45 - 22.45
Airport Domestic Lines Sales Office Ataturk Airport Domestic Terminal, Yesilkoy
Tel: (212) 463 63 63
Working hours: 24/7 every day
Atlas Jet: (212) 312 14 00
Regular flights from Istanbul to Izmir, Bodrum, Dalaman, Antalya, Adana, Malatya, Siirt, Erzincan, Kars, Trabzon, Usak. Some are done with connections. Their flights are from Ataturk airport on the European side.
Onur Air: 444 6687 (444 ONUR)
Regular flights from Istanbul to Izmir, Bodrum, Dalaman, Antalya, Adana, Gaziantep, Diyarbakir, Erzurum, Kars, Trabzon, Samsun, Kayseri, Malatya. Their flights are from Ataturk airport on the European side.
Pegasus: 444 0 737 (444 0 PGS)
Regular flights from Istanbul to Ankara, Izmir, Bodrum, Dalaman, Antalya, Adana, Gaziantep, Diyarbakir, Van, Erzurum, Trabzon, Samsun, Kayseri, Malatya, and also many flights to European countries. Most of its flights are from Sabiha Gokcen airport on the Asian side. The company has also joint flights to Izmir from Ataturk airport on the European side with Izair.
Izair: 444 44 99
Regular flights from Istanbul to Izmir. It cooperates with Pegasus Airlines for other destinations in Turkey.
Sun Express: 444 0 797
Regular flights between Istanbul, Antalya, Izmir, Diyarbakir, Samsun, Gaziantep, Kars, Bursa, Trabzon, Van, Adana, Kayseri, Sivas and Malatya from Sabiha Gokcen airport on the Asian side.
Anadolu Jet: 444 2538 (444 AJET)
A co-brand of Turkish Airlines, the company makes regular flights between Istanbul, Kayseri, Sivas, Ankara, Canakkale, Siirt, Agri, Isparta, Tokat, Izmir, Bursa, Bodrum and abroad from Sabiha Gokcen airport on the Asian side.
Borajet: (212) 465 28 78
Regular flights from Istanbul to Balikesir, Bodrum, Sinop, Tokat and Usak with small aircrafts departing from Sabiha Gokcen airport on the Asian side.
Seabird: (212) 263 41 45
Regular flights from Istanbul to Alacati near Izmir, Bozcaada and Gokceada islands, Kocaeli and Bodrum with small sea-aircrafts! departing from the Golden Horn in the Old City area.