Turkish Airlines is the national flag carrier of Turkey. The airline was established in 1933. That makes it one of the oldest, still operational airlines in the world. First established as a military airline, later it became a part of the Ministry of Transportation and was set up as a domestic airline. Its first international flight was from Ankara to Athens via Istanbul. In 1983, a new government came to power and realized the potential of Turkish Airlines and began changing its business model. It appealed to a more international market, while also renewing its fleet to be one of the youngest fleets in the world. Turkish Airlines is one of the most recognizable airline brands in the world, as it sponsors multiple sporting events and teams, such as FC Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and others. It also sponsors leagues such as the EuroLeague and UEFA Euro 2016. Joining one of the most popular airlines in the world is a rare career opportunity, so make sure to use it! Turkish Airlines is always offering career options for Pilots, Cabin Crew and Engineers.
Europe's Best Airline
5 years in a row
Best Airline in Southern Europe
7 years in a row
Lead by Temel Kotil, a CEO with over 10 years of aviation management experience and aeronautical engineering
Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering
Turkey: feels like home
Population: Over 77 million
Currency: Turkish lira (1 USD = ~ 2,9 TRY).
Capital and major cities: Capital - Ankara (3 517 182), other big cities - Istanbul (11 174 257), Izmir (2 500 603), Bursa (1 412 701).
Major religions: Islam.
Official languages: Turkish.
Living pros: 6th friendliest country in the world (HSBC Expat Survey). 4 hour flying distance to Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East and North Africa. Cost of Living in Istanbul is almost 2 times lower than Dubai and around 10% lower than Beijing.
"People live their emotions much more openly here in Turkey and this energy contributes to creating and exciting hum", Karen, Writer from the US.
"Much healthier way of life, impressive outside lifestyle, low crime rate and just a great place to bring up kids", Claudia, Nurse from the UK.