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Travelling with an infant

If you’re traveling with your baby, you can enjoy the discounted ticket advantages offered for infant passengers! To be considered an infant passenger, babies must be at least seven days old and under two years old. For the most comfortable travel experience with your baby, please review the guidelines on traveling with an infant – before, during and after the flight.

General information

  • Infant passengers between two and seven days old are permitted on the flight if the parent or legal guardian submits a medical report stating that “There is no harm in traveling by plane”. Turkish Airlines does not permit newborn infants or infants under two days old on its flights.
  • Infant passengers must travel with a parent or legal guardian who is at least 18 years old. There must be at least one adult companion per infant passenger. The infant passenger must be seated on the lap of their companion and fastened with a special baby belt. Adult and infant passengers must have their own flight documents (passport, ID, ticket, etc.).
  • A parent or adult aged 18 or over may accompany up to one infant on a flight. If the adult passenger wishes to travel with more than one infant, the first infant passenger will be provided with an infant ticket and travel on the adult companion’s lap. The second infant passenger is provided with a child ticket in a separate seat for a fee. A stroller or child seat must be provided by the adult passenger so that the second infant passenger can be secured in the seat with a seat belt.
  • Adult companions may bring their own 40x40 cm car-type baby stroller and request a seat for their infant.
  • Baby strollers can be installed only in the front separators in the Economy and Business class sections of our aircraft types that have extra legroom seats. Extra legroom seats can be purchased in advance of the flight.
  • If seat is requested for an infant passenger, a discounted child ticket will be issued for the infant passenger and there will be no additional charge for the stroller.

Before the flight

Flight process

After the flight

*The exceptions are listed in the warning section below.

Discounts for infant passengers

Economy Class Business Class

Direct Connecting Direct Connecting
Domestic flights 169 TRY 339 TRY 259 TRY 509 TRY
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus flights 359 TRY - 629 TRY -
International flights The discount rate varies depending on the route and date.

The above fares are applicable only on Turkish Airlines-operated flights or codeshare flights where Turkish Airlines is the major carrier (MSC). The most important carrier is determined by IATA (International Air Transport Association) rules according to the airline operating the most important and/or longest flight in the journey. Codeshare flights are subject to the baggage rules of the most important carrier.

Baggage and cabin baggage allowance for infant passengers

Baggage Cabin baggage
Domestic flights 10 kg 1 piece/8 kg
International flights 10 kg + 1 foldable stroller** 1 piece/8 kg
Piece concept 23 kg + 1 foldable stroller 1 piece/8 kg

*Bassinet can be used only for babies weighing up to 11 kilograms. In the case of baby stroller requests, this information is given verbally to the parent or the passenger accompanying the infant (the parent/companion must provide a weight declaration for the infant).

** The Ecofly package does not include free baggage allowance on flights operating between Türkiye and Europe or Tel Aviv. However, you may carry a stroller that is no larger than 115 cm.

***Free baggage allowance may vary according to international and domestic fare conditions. For more information, please visit our baggage services page.

For passengers who do not request special meals, we also have limited additional baby food.

Abu Dhabi (AUH) Addis Ababa (ADD) Astana (NQZ) Actave (SCO) Bamako (BKO)
Basra (BSR) Basel (BSL) Beirut (BEY) Bishkek (FRU) Birmingham (BHX)
Boston (BOS) Cairo (CAI) Catania (CTA) Chicago (ORD) Algeria (ALG)
Constanza (CND) Copenhagen (CPH) Dallas (DFW) Dammam (DMM) Doha (DOH)
Dubrovnik (DBV) Erbil (EBL) Freetown (FNA) Germany (All airports) Ghana (ACC)
Gatwick (LGW) Havana (HAV) Isfahan (IFN) Karachi (KHI) Karakas (CCS)
Kazan (KZN) Kuveyt (KWI) Libreville (LBV) London (STN) Madrid (MAD)
Manchester (MAN) Medina (MED) Naples (NAP) Ouagadougou (OUA) Pakistan (All airports)
Paris (CDG) Pristina (PRN) Riyadh (RUH) Rome (FCO) Salzburg (SZG)
Shiraz (SYZ) Stockholm (ARN) Skopje (SKP) St. Petersburg (LED) Tabriz (TBZ)
Tallinn (TLL) Tehran (IKA) Venice (VCE) Vienna (VIE) Zagreb (ZAG))

In accordance with airport rules, baby strollers cannot be delivered to passengers at the aircraft gate. Baby strollers must be collected from the baggage reclaim belts.

For flights arriving in Guangzhou (CAN), baby strollers delivered at the gate upon request from the cabin crew or station attendant.

When the aircraft is parked on the apron and passengers are transported to the gate via bus, prams are also collected at the gate. If the aircraft is docked at a gate, prams are delivered to passengers via the baggage belts.

As of June 30, 2022, passengers travelling to TRNC, regardless of age, must travel with a new type of ID card with a photo that complies with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. Identity cards without photos or without ICAO-standard photos are not accepted.