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Female passenger carrying an musical instrument in THY Economy Class cabin

Musical instruments

We know how important your professions and hobbies are to you and, as such, we transport your musical equipment to your destination in order to continue to make your travel easier and more even more enjoyable. So, why not bring your instrument along with you while you discover new places?

Transporting musical instruments in cabin

Standard cabin baggage rules apply for the transportation of music equipment. The free cabin baggage allowance (maximum weight 8 kg) can be used for music equipment whose total dimensions do not exceed 118 cm (width+length+height) with the carrying case.

The following conditions apply to the transportation of cellos and similar musical instruments for international flights transiting through Türkiye, as well as international flights departing from and arriving in Türkiye:

  • Musical instruments may be transported as paid cabin baggage (CBBG) at the request of the passenger.
  • The instrument must weigh no more than 75 kg, with maximum dimensions of 140X42X25 cm.
  • Cello must be booked at our sales offices up to 48 hours before the flight; cabin baggage (CBBG) tickets must be issued, and extra seats must be purchased (Instruments cannot be booked via online channels).
  • The amount of cabin baggage is equal to the tax-free net fare on the purchased ticket, with a minimum amount of USD 200 in one direction in an Economy Class cabin, and USD 400 for return cabin baggage. For Business Class cabins, the cost is USD 500 one way and USD 1000 for return cabin baggage. "
  • For refund and change requests, the terms and conditions of the original ticket will apply.

Transporting musical instruments as checked baggage

We transport your large instruments like contrabass in the aircraft hold as checked baggage. 

In order to transport such music instruments in the aircraft hold, you are required to deliver them in a durable hard case. The instruments you delivered during check-in are not loaded onto the conveyor belt, and we take special care to transport them safely. Please note that you are required to pay extra baggage fee if you exceed your baggage allowance. 

You can get more information regarding transporting musical instruments at our sales offices or by contacting our call center.

Special Fees Table for Flights Departing from Canada

Canada fees


One direction

Round trip


275 CAD

690 CAD


550 CAD

1380 CAD

We know that transporting musical instruments requires special care and, as such, we mark them as fragile and take extra care while loading and unloading them from the aircraft. Make sure to pack your instrument in a hard case before checking it in or carrying it into the cabin in order to prevent it from getting damaged