THY – Turkish Airlines, Inc. is the national flag carrier airline of Turkey, headquartered in the Turkish Airlines General Management Building on the grounds of Atatürk Airport in Yeşilköy, Bakirköy district, Istanbul. It operates scheduled services to 139 international and 42 domestic cities (38 domestic airports), serving a total of 181 airports, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
The airline’s main base is at Atatürk International Airport, with secondary hubs at Esenboğa International Airport, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, and Adnan Menderes Airport. In 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 THY carried 17 million, 19.7 million, 22.5 million, 25.1 million and 29 million passengers with total revenues of US $2.23, US $3.0, US $4.5, US $4 and US $5.6 billion, respectively.
THY has been selected by Skytrax as providing the best economy class food services in the world and as Europe’s Fastest Growing Airline. According to 2010 data, Turkish Airlines is Europe’s 3rd best and Southern Europe’s best airline.
The airline has more than 15,000 employees. THY has been a member of the Star Alliance network since 1 April 2008.