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Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines is Turkey's national flag carrier and a proud member of the Star Alliance family. They started out as a small carrier with only five planes and a handful of destinations; now they boast an impressive fleet of some 200 aircraft serving 230 airports in 100 countries. In recent years, they have been recognized for both their environmental initiatives and their extraordinary commitment to customer service.

Turkish Airlines will only allow small dogs, cats, and birds to travel in the cabin of the aircraft or as checked baggage. They also ensure that any live animal transport is handled in accordance with all International Air Transport Association (IATA) standards and regulations.

IN-CABIN CHECKED BAGGAGE
CARRIER SIZE Maximum dimensions
  • Length: 55 cm (22 in)
  • Width: 40 cm (16 in)
  • Height: 23 cm (9 in)
Sizes will vary depending on the size of the pet and the required carrier.
CARRIER WEIGHT 8 kg (17 lbs) Weight will vary depending on the pet and the carrier
CHARGES / FEES* Fees will depend on the point of departure and the destination.
Please contact a Reservations agent for details
Fees will depend on the point of departure and the destination.
Please contact a Reservations agent for details

Restrictions

  • Some breeds of dogs (considered "fighting dogs") may not be accepted on Turkish Airlines flights. For a full list please see their website or consult a Customer Service agent.
  • Travelers are reminded that every country has different rules and regulations governing the acceptance of animals. It is strongly recommended that you contact the consulate, embassy, or government authority for any country (or countries) you will be visiting to ensure that you have met all entrance requirements.
  • Space for pet travel is limited. Please call beforehand to ensure that your animal friend will be able to travel with you.

If you are unable to travel with your pet

Turkish Cargo's Live Animal Shipping program was designed to meet the needs of animals on the move. If you are not able to travel with your animal friend, contact a Turkish Cargo representative to determine what options are available to you.

Codeshare flights

Pets may not be accepted on flights operated by codeshare partners. It is strongly recommended that you contact any codeshare partners or other airlines directly to familiarize yourself with their individual policies regarding pet travel.

Contact Information

  • Turkish Airways 24 Hour Reservations: +90 212 444 0 849 / +90 850 333 0 849
  • Turkish Cargo (Special Cargo): 212 463 63 63
  • Turkish Cargo website: Click Here
  • Turkish Airlines website: Click Here
 
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