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Turkish Airlines UK Student Discount

Turkish Airlines is the national carrier of Turkey, a country with one foot in Europe and one in Asia, making it an excellent hub for flights to either continent and beyond. StudentUniverse UK has partnered with Turkish Airlines, meaning we can offer members excellent discounts!

Turkey itself is an amazing country, full of history and natural wonders. Istanbul is the best-known city and one of many cultural highlights, absolutely packed with world-class sights, ranging from the Grand Bazaar to the Blue Mosque to Hagia Sophia to Topkapi Palace to the Basilica Cistern. Elsewhere in the country you can find dazzling beaches, ancient temples and bucket-list items galore (hot air ballooning over Cappadocia, anyone?).

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What destinations does Turkish Airlines fly to?

Pretty much everywhere! In fact, Turkish Airlines holds the honour of being the most comprehensive airline in the world when it comes to routes, flying direct to 315 destinations spread across 126 countries. We’ll refrain from listing every single one, but they include...

North America

Canada, US, Mexico

South America

Brazil, Argentina, Colombia


UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy


Egypt, South Africa, Kenya

Middle East

United Arab Emirates, Israel, Jordan


India, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia

Where does Turkish Airlines fly from in the UK?

Turkish Airlines services no less than five UK destinations, which from south to north are: London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR), Birmingham (BHX), Manchester (MAN) and Edinburgh (EDI).

Turkish Airlines flights from London Gatwick (LGW)

Turkish Airlines operates several direct flights a day from London Gatwick to Istanbul, going to both of its main international airports (Istanbul Airport (IST) and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW). The flight duration is around four hours, and you’ll need the South Terminal at Gatwick.

Turkish Airlines flights from London Heathrow (LHR)

Turkish Airlines operates quite a few flights per day from London Heathrow to Istanbul. The flight duration is similar to that from Gatwick (about four hours) and the airline flies from Terminal 2 at Heathrow.

Turkish Airlines flights from Birmingham (BHX)

Turkish Airlines operates twice-daily flights from Birmingham to Istanbul, with the flight duration taking around four hours. When arriving at Birmingham Airport for your flight, you’ll need to head to Terminal 1.

Turkish Airlines flights from Manchester (MAN)

Turkish Airlines operates a couple of flights a day from Manchester to Istanbul, and the flight time is just over four hours. You’ll need Terminal 1 at Manchester Airport.

Turkish Airlines flights from Edinburgh (EDI)

From Edinburgh, Turkish Airlines operates five flights each week to Istanbul, and the duration is about four and a half hours. There is only one terminal at Edinburgh Airport.

Facts and figures about Turkish Airlines

Founded in


Size of fleet


Types of planes

Airbus A319-100, Airbus A320-200, Airbus A321-200, Airbus A321neo, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, Airbus A350-900, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737-900ER, Boeing 737 MAX 8, Boeing 737 MAX 9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 787-9.

Did you know...

Turkish Airlines flies to more destinations (315) than any other airline

What is Turkish Airlines Economy Class like?

Turkish Airlines Economy Class is fantastic in numerous ways. Find out about each in detail below, but as a general note expect super comfy seating, amazing entertainment and seriously impressive complimentary food and drink options.

What is Turkish Airlines inflight entertainment like?

Turkish Airlines inflight entertainment is excellent. You’ll enjoy your own personal screen, with the option to listen to music, play games, or relax watching a huge variety of TV shows and movies, both classics and new releases. You can also watch news channels, keeping up to date with the world while you’re high up above it.

Is Turkish Airlines Economy Class comfortable?

The seats in Turkish Airlines Economy Class are impressively comfortable, with a recline of up to 15cm (depending on the specific plane), legroom of 79cm and a seat width of 46cm. All have headrests and a personal power supply. Long haul flights will also include a personal amenity kit, which contains earplugs, toothbrush, socks, sleep mask and lip balm.

Is Turkish Airlines onboard service good?

The inflight catering on Turkish Airlines is top draw. Menus change depending on the flight, but as a whole incorporate food from all over the world, including Turkish classics, and all are made using fresh and seasonal ingredients. The meal you’re served will depend on the time and duration of the flight, but even on the shorter flights there is a snack service, including sandwiches and cakes, and on longer ones, there will be a full meal, including starter and desert.

What other classes does Turkish Airlines have?

If you feel like splashing out a bit more on your Turkish Airlines flight, you can take things up a notch and book onto Business Class. Seating in this cabin is luxurious, with seats that extend out into fully flat beds, and also have a massage feature.

Turkish Airlines check-in and other practical information

Turkish Airlines offers a simple and straightforward checking in process. Find out more below about that, and other practical concerns around making your journey as smooth as possible.

How do I check-in with Turkish Airlines?

When it comes to how to check in with Turkish Airlines, you have a number of options. The easiest way is to simply do it online, using your computer, tablet or smartphone device, via the airline website or app. Alternatively, you can check in at the airport.

What is the baggage allowance for Turkish Airlines Economy Class?

When it comes to how to check in with Turkish Airlines, you have a number of options. The easiest way is to simply do it online, using your computer, tablet or smartphone device, via the airline website or app. Alternatively, you can check in at the airport.

Carry-on allowance

One 8kg bag

Checked bag allowance

One 15kg bag for domestic, and one 20kg bag for international

When should I get to the airport for my Turkish Airlines flight?

If you’re flying domestically, you’re advised to arrive at the airport for your Turkish Airlines flight at least one hour before the flight is due to depart. If you’re flying internationally, you should arrive two hours in advance.