Excess Baggage

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  • Domestic Flights Excess Baggage Fees and Conditions

    Turkish Airlines Domestic* Flights Excess Baggage Charges

      Free Baggage Allowance (kg) Baggage Charge Per Kilogramme (Turkish Lira)
      Adult/Child Infant  
    Business 30 10 3
    Economy 20 10 3
    Promotional 15 10 3

    *Departing from and arriving at Turkish airports.

    Note Regarding Flights To and From Ercan:

    Excess baggage charges for flights to and from Ercan are 2 TL/kg for armed forces personnel and students, 4 TL/kg for adults, children and infants.

  • International Flights Excess Baggage Charges and Conditions

    Charge List by Zone
    Zones Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 4 Zone 5
    Turkey 3 5 7 10 15
    Zone 1 6 8 10 13 18
    Zone 2 8 10 12 15 20
    Zone 3 10 12 14 17 22
    Zone 4 13 15 17 20 25
    Zone 5 18 20 22 25 30

    • At airports where baggage is processed by kilogramme, excess baggage charges are calculated as follows: The charge specified for the Zone of the point of departure - Turkey plus the charge specified for the Zone of point or arrival - Turkey.

    Example: In a flight from Rome, in Zone 2, to Medina, in Zone 4, 1 kg of excess baggage is calculated as follows: "Zone 2 - Turkey: 5 Euro" + "Zone 4 - Turkey: 10 Euro" = 15 Euro.

    To calculate excess baggage charges the Zone in which the points of departure and arrival are situated must be determined.

    MSC (Most Significant Carrier)

    If another airline is involved in your whole journey; the most significant carrier’s (MSC) free baggage allowance rule will be applied. MSC is assigned according to which airline operates the most significant and/or longest part of the journey.
    If Turkish Airline is MSC in your journey then Turkish Airline’s free baggage allowance will apply, if another airline is MSC in your journey than the free baggage allowance of that airline will apply.

    Please pay attention that the free baggage allowance is shown on your ticket.


    The chart below shows airports by Zone.

    Airports By Zone
    Zone 1: Zone 2: Zone 3: Zone 4: Zone 5:
    EUR 3 EUR 5 EUR 7 EUR 10 EUR 15
    SOF BEY MUC CPH LIS
    ATH LWO PRG THR CAS
    SKP IEV BGW LED MCT
    BUH DAM MIL MED ADD
    KIV ROV TIP HEL KHI
    PRN BUD TUN KWI DEL
    TIA TLV NUE STO NBO
    SJJ ZAG BER GOT BOM
    ALP AMM STR BCN SEL
    BUS CAI ZRH PAR BJS
    SKG VIE MOW JED JNB
    NAJ LJU BAK RUH CPT
    KVD WAW NCE OSL OSA
    CND ROM RIX UFA SIN
    DOK VCE BSL LON JKT
    ODS MSQ FRA BAH TYO
    SIP BLQ GVA BHX BKK
    VAR TBZ HAJ MAD SHA
      TBS LYS DOH HKG
      TGD HAM KZN EBB
      ALY CGN KRT DAR
      TAS DUS MHD DAC
      DYU AMS SVX SGN
      TSE ALG DUB CAN
      ALA NAJ AUH ISB
      AER BSR DXB MGQ
      NAP EBL MAN KGL
      BEG TRN SAH JIB
      ASB GOA SYZ MLE
      DNK NJF AGP JRO
      HRK ISU VLC MBA
      KBL OSM TLS CMB
      SSH MRA DMM  KUL
      HRG BRE OVB KTM
      SZG LEJ EDI  LHE
       AQJ BRU BIO  
      MLA  SEB AAL  
      FRU FDH BLL  
      OSS RTM ADE  
      MZR LUX SCQ  
      CTA TLL IFN  
      ASF VNO KSH  
      STW MRS ELQ  
      PSA BEN    
        FMO    
        ORN    
        CZL    
        BLJ    
        TLM    
  • Excess Baggage Charges and Conditions for Flights To – From America / S. America / Canada / Argentina / Nigeria / Ghana / Senegal / Mauritania / Cote D Ivoire / Cameroon / Burkina Faso / Niger / Gabon / Chad / Congo Dem. Rep./Benin Peoples Republic / Mali / Guinea

    In flights to or from any point in America, S. America, Canada, Argentina, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Mauritania, Cote D Ivoire, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Niger, Gabon, Chad, Congo Dem. Rep., Benin Peoples Rep., Mali, Guinea excess baggage charges are calculated for each piece of baggage.

    Calculation of Excess Baggage Charge Per Piece:

    • Use Table 1 to determine the zone of the airport that processes excess baggage by piece.
    • Use Table 4 to determine the zone of the other airport.
    • The charge stated in the cell of Table 2 where the two converge represents the charge per excess baggage piece.

    Calculation of excess baggage charges for connecting flights in stopover journeys:

    • Between TR and points where piece concept is applied, excess baggage charge is found at Tablo 2 and looking of “between Turkey and Piece Zone 1 and/or Piece Zone 2
    • For other points in journey, excess baggage charges are found at Table-3

    Table 1

    Zones Processing Baggage By Piece
    Piece Zone 1 New York / Chicago / Los Angeles / Washington / Houston / Sao Paulo/ Buenos Aires / Toronto / Lagos / Accra / Abidjan / Dakar / Nouakchott / Douala / Yaounde / Ouagadougou / Niamey / Kinshasa / Libreville / Kano / Ndjamena / Boston / Montreal /Cotonou / Bamako / Conakry
    Piece Zone 2 Other airports which are outside of Piece Zone 1 in America, S. America, Canada, Argentina, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Mauritania, Cote D Ivoire, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Niger, Congo Dem. Rep., Gabon, Chad, Benin Halk Cumhuriyeti, Mali, Guinea

    Table 2

    Excess Baggage Charge Per Piece (USD)
    Zones Piece Zone 1 Piece Zone 2
    Turkey 150 195
    Zone 1 155 205
    Zone 2 160 205
    Zone 3 165 215
    Zone 4 185 215
    Zone 5 210 225
    Piece Zone 1 250 300
    Piece Zone 2 300 350

    Table 3

    Excess Baggage Charge Table For Stopover Flights (USD)
      Turkey Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 4 Zone 5 Piece Zone 1 Piece Zone 2
    Turkey 10 40 45 50 55 65 130 180
    Additional charges for stopover flights from airports outside Turkey processing baggage by piece

    Table 4

    ZONE 1: ZONE 2: ZONE 3: ZONE 4: ZONE 5:
    EUR 3 EUR 5 EUR 7 EUR 10 EUR 15
    SOF BEY MUC CPH LIS
    ATH LWO PRG THR CAS
    SKP IEV BGW LED MCT
    BUH DAM MIL MED ADD
    KIV ROV TIP HEL KHI
    PRN BUD TUN KWI DEL
    TIA TLV NUE STO NBO
    SJJ ZAG BER GOT BOM
    ALP AMM STR BCN SEL
    BUS CAI ZRH PAR BJS
    SKG
    VIE MOW JED JNB
    NAJ
    TGD
    BAK RUH CPT
    KVD LJU NCE OSL OSA
    CND WAW RIX UFA SIN
    DOK ROM BSL LON JKT
    ODS VCE FRA BAH TYO
    SIP MSQ GVA BHX BKK
    VAR BLQ HAJ MAD SHA
      TBZ LYS DOH HKG
      TBS HAM KZN EBB
      ALY CGN KRT DAR
      TAS DUS MHD DAC
      DYU AMS SVX SGN
      TSE ALG DUB CAN
      ALA NAJ AUH ISB
      AER BSR DXB MGQ
      NAP EBL MAN KGL
      BEG TRN SAH JIB
      ASB GOA SYZ MLE
      DNK NJF AGP JRO
      HRK
    ISU VLC MBA
      KBL
    OSM TLS CMB
      SSH MRA DMM KUL
      HRG BRE OVB KTM
      SZG LEJ EDI  LHE
       AQJ BEN BIO  
      MLA ULN YNB  
      FRU BRU TIF  
      OSS  SEB AAL  
      MZR FDH BLL  
      CTA  RTM ADE  
      ASF LUX SCQ  
      STW TLL IFN  
      PSA VNO KSH  
        MRS ELQ  
        FMO    
        ORN    
        CZL    
        BLJ    
        TLM    

    Table 5

    Excess Baggage Rate to/from FIH (Kinshasa):

    To Piece Concept Zones (Non-stopover) (USD)
    Between FIH    Destinations is Congo Democratic Republic except FIH
    Turkey




    250





    300
    Zone 1
    Zone 2
    Zone 3
    Zone 4
    Zone 5
    Piece Zone 1
    Piece Zone 2

    Exceptions:

    Economy passengers with excess baggage travelling through airports processing baggage by piece and where the free baggage limit is 23 kg will be subject to an 80 USD baggage surcharge per baggage piece weighing 23-32 kg.

    In journeys involving more than one airline where Turkish Airlines has been designated Most Significant Carrier and excess baggage processed by piece is to be transported the amount specified between Piece Zone 2 and the Zones is required as an excess baggage charge.

    MSC (Most Significant Carrier)

    If another airline is involved in your whole journey; the most significant carrier’s (MSC) free baggage allowance rule will be applied. MSC is assigned according to which airline operates the most significant and/or longest part of the journey.
    If Turkish Airline is MSC in your journey then Turkish Airline’s free baggage allowance will apply, if another airline is MSC in your journey than the free baggage allowance of that airline will apply.

    Please pay attention that the free baggage allowance is shown on your ticket.

    Examples for airports processing baggage by piece:

    In a direct flight (without stopover) between airports in Piece Zone 1 and France, because France is located in Zone 3, according to Table 1 the excess baggage charge between Piece Zone 1 and Zone 3 is 165 USD, to be paid at the point of departure.

    In a direct flight (without stopover) from Johannesburg to airports in Piece Zone 1, because Johannesburg is located in Zone 5, according to Table 1 the excess baggage charge between Piece Zone 1 and Zone 5 is 210 USD, to be paid at the point of departure.
    In a New York-Istanbul-Antalya journey, because one of the airports is located in the USA and a stopover is made in Istanbul, according to Table 1 the charge for the first segment of the journey from New York, which is in Piece Zone 1, to Turkey is 150 USD. For the Istanbul-Antalya segment according to Table 3, each piece incurs an additional charge of 10 USD calculated in Istanbul. The total amount payable is 160 USD.

    In a Ankara-İstanbul-Los Angeles journey, because a stopover is made in Istanbul the charge for the Ankara-Istanbul segment according to Table 2 is 10 USD and an additional 150 USD is payable for the Istanbul-Los Angeles segment. 

    In an Izmir-Istanbul-Atlanta-Antalya journey, where a stopover will be done in Istanbul and the connecting flight from Atlanta to Antalya is to be provided by another airline, in line with Most Significant Carrier and US DOT rules, the rules of the most significant airline are going to be applied. If TK is the MSC in the journey, for Izmir-Istanbul segment 10 USD is taken according to Table-2 and for Istanbul-Atlanta-Antalya segment, 195 USD is taken according to Table-1.

    In a Chicago-Adana-Tel Aviv-New York journey where Adana is the first stopover, according to Table 1 the amount payable for the Chicago-Adana segment between Piece Zone 1 and Turkey is 150 USD per piece of excess baggage; in the Adana-Tel Aviv segment, because Tel Aviv is located in Zone 2, according to Table 2 the amount payable between Turkey and Zone 2 is 45 USD; and finally in the Tel Aviv-Chicago segment which is a direct flight the transfer passenger must pay 160 USD for excess baggage between Tel Aviv, which is in Zone 2, and New York, which is in Piece Zone 1, according to Table 1. To summarise; Chicago - Adana: 150 USD / Adana - Tel Aviv: 45 USD / Tel Aviv - New York: 160 USD.