Turkish Airlines

Fares. Hand luggage allowance. Checked baggage allowance. Excess baggage charges. Carriage of sports equipment. Carriage of musical instruments. Carriage of pets (dogs, cats, birds).

And other useful information about Turkish Airlines. Last update 09.27.2017. Sources of information for this page: Turkish Airlines Carry-on Baggage, Turkish Airlines Checked Baggage, Turkish Airlines Excess Baggage Charges, Turkish Airlines Traveling with Pets, Turkish Airlines Carriage of Special Baggage (Sports Equipment, Firearms and Ammunition, Musical Instruments). Airlines constantly change their policies, so please visit the relevant web page of the airline in question in order to obtain up-to-date information from the first-hand.

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Fare group Promotion Economy Business
Turkish Airlines hand luggage allowance 1 piece of carry-on baggage with the sum of three dimensions 118 cm (55х40х23 cm) + small personal items (umbrella, handbag, briefcase, walking stick/cane, books, laptop, camcorder, camera, bag with Duty Free purchases and so on)
1x 8 kg 2x 8 kg
Turkish Airlines checked baggae allowance Hold baggage for flights operating on the basis of the weight concept
15 kg 20 kg 30 kg
Hold baggage for flights operating on the basis of the piece concept
The sum of three dimensions of any hold baggage item must not be larger than 158 cm
2x 23 kg 2x 32 kg
* For flights departing from Germany to / trough Turkey, for flights from Jakarta and Norway the free baggage allowance is 40 kg in Business and 30 kg in Economy Class.
For direct flights to North America (New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Boston, San Francisco, Toronto, Montreal): the free baggage allowance is 2 PC.
On flights to/from Brazil, Argentina (direct or connecting) and from Niamey (NIM) to Dubai (DXB) the passengers of Economy Class are entitled to carry 2 pieces of baggage 32 kg each.
Turkish Airlines excess baggage Prices in € or $: € for departing from European airports, $ for all others.
For flights operated on the basis of piece concept: standard piece of baggage 23 kg. No single piece of baggage can weight more than 32 kg.
! Please note the difference between Region and Piece Region.
Region 1: Aleppo, Athens, Batumi, Bucharest, Cihisinau, Constanta, Donetsk, Ganja, Nakhichevan, Pristina, Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia, Thessalonika, Tirana, Varna.
Region 2: Alexandria, Almaty, Amman, Aqaba, Ashgabat, Astana, Astrakhan, Beirut, Belgrade, Bishkek, Bologna, Budapest, Cairo, Catania, Damascus, Dnipropetrovsk, Dushanbe, Hurghada, Kabul, Kharkiv, Kherson, Kiev, Ljubljana, Lviv, Malta, Mazar-ı Sharif, Minsk, Naples, Odessa, Osh, Pisa, Podgorica, Rostov-on-Don, Salzburg, Sharm El-Sheikh, Sochi, Stavropol, Tabriz, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Venice, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb.
Region 3: Algeria, Amsterdam, Baghdad, Baku, Basel, Basra, Batna, Benghazi, Berlin, Bremen, Brussels, Cologne, Constantine, Düsseldorf, Erbil, Friedrichshafen, Geneva, Genoa, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig, Luxsembourg, Lyon, Marseille, Milan, Misurata, Moscow, Mosul, Münich, Munster, Najaf, Nice, Nuremburg, Oran, Prague, Riga, Rotterdam, Sebha, Stuttgart, Sulaymaniyah, Tallinn, Tlemcen, Tripoli, Tunis, Turin, Ulan Bator, Vilnius, Zurich.
Region 4: Aalborg, Abu Dhabi, Aden, Al Qassim, Bahrain, Barcelona, Bilbao, Billund, Birmingham, Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Dublin, Edinburgh, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Isfahan, Jeddah, Kazan, Kermanshah, Khartoum, Kuwait, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Mashhad, Medina, Novosibirsk, Oslo, Paris, Riyadh, Sana’a, Santiago de Compostela, Shiraz, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Taif, Tehran, Toulouse, Ufa, Valencia, Yanbu, Yekaterinburg.
Region 5: Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Beijing, Cape Town, Casablanca, Colombo, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Djibouti, Entebbe, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Islamabad, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Karachi, Kathmandu, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Kuala Lumpur, Lahore, Lisbon, Male, Mogadishu, Mombasa, Mumbai, Muscat, Nairobi, New Delhi, Osaka, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo.
Piece Region 1: Abidjan, Abuja, Accra, Antananarivo, Atlanta, Bamako, Bogota, Boston, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Chicago, Conakry, Cotonou, Dakar, Douala, Freetown, Hartum, Havana, Houston, Kano, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Los Angeles, Luanda, Mahe Island, Mauritus, Miami, Montreal, N’Djamena, N’Djamena, New York, Niamey, Nouakchott, Osaka, Ouagadougou, Panama, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington, Yaoundé.
Piece Region 2: Angola, Argentina, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Japan, Madagascar, Mali, Mauıtius, Mauretania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South America, Sudan, The Seychelles, United States of America, Venezuela + Interline destinations.
There are other rules for flights to/from Congo and Niamey. Please, visit  excess baggage charges page of Turkish Airlines for more information.
Domestic flights (Turkey + Northern Cyprus): TRY6 per kg.
Other destinations with weight concept per kg in € from/to Turkey
for flights between two regions just add together the values found in the table: from Region 2 to Region 5: 5+15=20 Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 4 Region 5
3 5 7 10 15
Other destinations with piece concept per additional piece, in $
overweight 23-32 kg +$80
+ charges for stopover flights Region Piece Region 1 Piece Region 2
10 Turkey 150 195
40 Region 1 155 205
45 Region 2 160 205
50 Region 3 165 215
55 Region 4 185 215
65 Region 5 210 225
130 Piece Region 1 250 300
180 Piece Region 2 300 350
!   Special baggage (more than 158 cm, more than 32 kg, fragile items etc.):  you must notify Turkish Airlines not later than 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure, Turkish Airlines customer service.
Turkish Airlines pets Pets (birds) carried in the aircraft cabin. The size of the container must not exceed 118 cm in the sum of three dimensions: 55х40х23 cm, the weight of the container (with pet/pets) must not exceed 8 kg.
Charged as excess baggage per kg, but not less than: $35 /50 /150 on Domestic / International / Intercontinental flights.
Pets (birds) carried in the baggage compartment, the weight of the container (with pet/pets) over 8 kg.
Charged as excess baggage per kg, but not less than: $70 /100 /300 on Domestic / International / Intercontinental flights.
Turkish Airlines sports equipment The first set of ski (snow and water), snowboarding and golf equipment free of charge on Domestic and International flights.
On domestic flights canoeing, archery, rafting, surfing equipment carried  as part of the free baggage allowance.

Bicycles as part of free baggage allowance from November 1st, 2017 to April 30th 2018 on all flights arriving at Gazipaşa (GZP) and Antalya (AYT) Airports.

On flights departing from Sao Paulo and landing in Singapore (SIN), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Jakarta (CGK), Bangkok (BKK), or Malé (MLE), you can carry max 3 surfboards instead of one of your two 32 kg bags. Surfboards must be less than 3 m long and no more than 32 kg.

Until December 31st 2017, the first set of diving equipment on journeys arriving at and departing from Hurghada (HRG), the Maldives (MLE), Manila (MNL), the Seychelles (SEZ) and Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) will be carried free of charge.

Carriage of firearms and ammunition for sporting and hunting purposes is allowed (as hold baggage). For more information please contact Turkish Airlines customer service (well in advance).

On international routes: special rates (see table below, per leg) for transporting archery, cycling, ice hockey, mountaineering, golf, parachuting, rafting, skiing, snowboarding, scuba diving, surfing equipment.
Europe, North Africa Africa, Asia America, South America, South Africa, CIS, Middle and Far East
€30 €50 €60
Turkish Airlines musical instruments Musical instruments are included in the baggage allowance. You can carry them instead of your cabin (if the length of its case does not exceed 118 cm and weight 8 kg) or checked baggage, but the airline won't accept any liability for their damage.
When carried in the passenger's seat, the weight of the instrument must not exceed 75 kg, and its size must not exceed 50x50x67 (!?) cm.
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