Turkish Airlines, or actually Türk Hava Yolları, is a national airline of Turkey. It has its base on the area of the airport Istanbul- Atatürk. The airline was founded in 1933, and since 2008 is part of the biggest airline alliance – Star Alliance. The Turkish carrier got an award Skytrax for the best European Airline twice – in 2011 and 2012.
Turkish Airlines has the biggest connections network for planes starting from one airport. Other important airport bases of the airline, after Atatürk, are airports Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen and Antalya. The Turkish airline flies in 260 destinations to all inhabited continents.