Turkish Airlines, or actually Türk Hava Yolları, is a national airline of Turkey. It has its base on the area of the Istanbul Airport. 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 Istanbul Airport, are airports Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen and Ankara Esenboğa Airport. The Turkish airline flies in 260 destinations to all inhabited continents.