Turkish Airlines News Stories

Turkish Air Splits Order Between Airbus, Boeing

March 9, 2018

Turkish Airlines has decided on its future long-haul fleet requirements and split its order between Airbus and Boeing, with firm orders worth a total of just under USD$18 billion at list prices.


Turkish Air Adds Three More 777 Freighters

January 8, 2018

Turkish Airlines has ordered three additional Boeing 777 freighters for delivery this year as it continues to expand its cargo business.


Turkish Airlines To Buy Boeing 787-9s

September 21, 2017

Turkish Airlines announced its intention to order 40 Boeing 787-9s in a deal worth USD$1.08 billion at list prices.


US, UK Limit Electronic Devices On Some Flights

March 21, 2017

The US and UK have issued directives to stop passengers from taking personal electronic devices in carry-on bags on flights from some countries in the Middle East and North Africa.


Turkish Air Swings To USD$77 Million Loss For 2016

March 14, 2017

THY Turkish Airlines posted a USD$77 million net loss for 2016, as security issues had a negative effect on passenger traffic growth.



Turkish Air Cancels Ataturk Flights Due To Snow

January 9, 2017

Turkish Airlines cancelled flights at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport on Monday as heavy snow and poor visibility continued in the region.


Turkish Airlines CEO Kotil Resigns

October 21, 2016

Turkish Airlines chief executive Temel Kotil has resigned from the company to join Turkish Aerospace Industries.


Turkish Air Fires 211 Staff After Failed Coup

July 25, 2016

Turkish Airlines has fired 211 employees, citing their links to a religious movement President Tayyip Erdogan has blamed for the failed attempt to overthrow the government on July 15.


Failed Turkish Coup Piles Pressure On Travel Companies

July 19, 2016

The attempted coup in Turkey has dealt another blow to the country's already weakened tourism industry and will weigh on profits of the nation's airlines and airports as well as tour operators serving the country, industry experts said.


Turkish Air Plane Evacuated After Bomb Hoax

May 23, 2016

A Turkish Airlines aircraft at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport was evacuated and searched after a note threatening a bomb attack was found on board on Monday, although it later turned out to be a hoax.