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 23.01.2019. 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
please read Please also read the most commonly used baggage rules of European airlines.
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, books, laptop, camcorder, camera, sealed bag with Duty Free purchases and so on)

For an infant (a child under 2 years), you can take an extra piece of carry-on baggage as well as a portable child seat or carrier free of charge. Liquid baby food can be taken in containers up to 100 ml.

Passengers with disabilities and special requirements, those needing assistance of the airline staff should contact the airline at the time of booking or not later than 48 hrs before departure.
Passengers with restricted mobility are provided with wheelchairs on the way to the aircraft, during the flight, and after the flight. The passenger's wheelchair will be carried free of charge in the aircraft hold.
1x 8 kg 2x 8 kg
Turkish Airlines checked baggae allowance Hold baggage for flights operating on the basis of the weight concept

! On international flights with the weight concept the number of bags per passenger is not limited.

The free baggage allowance on domestic flights operated by AnadoluJet is 15 kg for adult passengers and 10 kg for infants.
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

The baggage piece concept applies to flights to and from Angola, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Japan, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Senegal, the Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sudan, the United States of America, and Venezuela.
2x 23 kg 2x 32 kg
On international flights for a baby traveling on your lap, you can take one additional piece of checked baggage weighing no more than 10 kg (US routes 23 kg) and not exceeding 115 cm in the sum of three dimensions, as well as one collapsible stroller.
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): TRY8 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: 6+16=22 Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 4 Region 5
4 6 8 11 16
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 160 205
40 Region 1 165 215
45 Region 2 170 215
50 Region 3 175 225
55 Region 4 195 225
65 Region 5 220 235
130 Piece Region 1 260 310
180 Piece Region 2 310 360
!   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 Service animals accompanying persons with disabilities can travel in the cabin for free, this service requires prior notification and consent of the airline. ! Service animals other than dogs are not accepted on flights to/from the US.

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: TRY70 / $70 / $150 on domestic / international / transit 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: TRY110 or 160 (for weight 9-15 or 16 kg or more) / $100 / $300 on domestic / international / transit flights.
Turkish Airlines sports equipment The first set of ski (snow and water), snowboarding and golf equipment weighing up to 23 kg will be transported free of charge on Domestic and International flights.

On domestic flights canoeing, archery, rafting, surfing equipment carried  as part of the free baggage allowance.

One set of cycling equipment can be taken free of charge:
until December 31, 2019 on all flights from Prague (PRG), from / to Batumi (BUS), Tbilisi (TBS), Bishkek (FRU), Casablanca (CMN), Tel Aviv (TLV), Dushanbe (DYU), Delhi (DEL), Cape Town (CPT), Johannesburg (JNB), Kathmandu (KTM), Havana (HAV), Beijing (BJS);
until April 30, 2019 on flights arriving at Gazipasha airports (GZP) and Antalya (AYT) and until November 15, 2019 on flights from / to Kayseri (ASR), Nevsehir (NAV)

On all flights from / to Hurghada (HRG) and Sharm el-Sheikh (SSH) one set of equipment for diving, kitesurfing and windsurfing is transported free of charge until December 31, 2019 (and from July 17, 2019 to / from Denpasar-Bali (DPS ).

On some flights, the first set of diving equipment is 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 there are 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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