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EXCESS BAGGAGE

At Turkish Airlines, we care about all your needs and expectations concerning excess baggage. If the weight and dimensions of the baggage you wish to take on your journey exceeds your baggage allowance, there is no need to worry. You can take advantage of our excess baggage tariffs and enjoy the benefits of traveling with Turkish Airlines.

You can find the current excess baggage tariffs for flights within Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in the table below.

Excess baggage charges for domestic flights

Checked baggage allowance Excess baggage charge (1 kg)
Adult/child Infant
Business Class 30 kg 10 kg 8 TRY
Economy Class 20 kg
Promotions 15 kg
In transit flights, excess baggage fee is 10 TRY per kilogram.
On our flights to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the charges for 1 kg of excess baggage are: 4 TRY for students, 4 TRY for military personnel who are part of the Turkish Peacekeeping Forces in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and 4 TRY for child passengers.

Excess baggage charge for international flights

You can find the current excess baggage charges for flights operated by Turkish Airlines, or flights in which Turkish Airlines is the most significant carrier (MSC), in the table below. The MSC is defined as the airline flying the most significant and/or longest leg of the journey in accordance with the regulations of the IATA (International Air Transport Association). For joint flights, the baggage regulations of the airline company that qualifies as the MSC are applied.

Weight baggage concept excess baggage charges

You can calculate your excess baggage charges using the following steps:

  • In Table 1, find the region of your departure and destination airport.
  • Use Table 2 to calculate the excess baggage charge applicable between the 2 regions.

For example, you can use the following steps to work out the cost of 1 kg of excess baggage on a flight from Rome to Medina with a connecting flight via Turkey:

  • Using the first table, find out which region Rome and Medina belong to. Rome is in Region 2 and Medina is in Region 4.
  • In the second table, see the excess baggage charge (17 EUR) between Region 2 (Rome) and Region 4 (Medina).
  • This is the charge for 1 kg of excess baggage on your flight from Rome to Medina with a connecting flight via Turkey.
Table 1 – Regions
Region 1: Region 2: Region 3: Region 4: Region 5:
Aleppo Alexandria Algeria Aalborg Addis Ababa
Athens Almaty Amsterdam Abu Dhabi Asmara
Batumi Amman Baghdad Aden Bangkok
Bucharest Aqaba Baku Ahvaz Beijing
Chisinau Ashgabat Basel Al Qassim Cape Town
Constanta Astana Basra Bahrain Casablanca
Donetsk Astrakhan Batna Barcelona Colombo
Ganja Bari Benghazi Bilbao Dar es Salaam
Nakhichevan Beirut Berlin Billund Dhaka
Odessa Belgrade Bremen Birmingham Djibouti
Pristina Bishkek Brussels Bordeaux Durban
Sarajevo Bologna Cologne Copenhagen Entebbe
Simferopol Budapest Constantine Dammam Guangzhou
Skopje Cairo Düsseldorf Doha Hanoi
Sofia Catania Erbil Dubai Ho Chi Minh City
Thessaloniki Damascus Frankfurt Dublin Hong Kong
Tirana Dnipropetrovsk Friedrichshafen Edinburgh Islamabad
Varna Dushanbe Geneva Gothenburg Jakarta
  Graz Genoa Helsinki Johannesburg
  Hurghada Hamburg Isfahan Karachi
  Ivano-Frankivsk Hannover Jeddah Kathmandu
  Kabul Karlsruhe Kazan Kigali
  Kharkiv Leipzig Kermanshah Kilimanjaro
  Kherson Luxembourg Kuwait Kuala Lumpur
  Khujand Lyon London Lahore
  Kiev Marseille Madrid Lisbon
  Kosice Milan Malaga Male
  Ljubljana Misurata Manchester Manila
  Lviv Moscow Mashhad Maputo
  Malta Mosul Medina Mogadishu
  Mazar-i-Sharif Munich Novosibirsk Mombasa
  Minsk Munster Oslo Mumbai
  Naples Najaf Paris Muscat
  Osh Nice Riyadh Nairobi
  Pisa Nuremburg Sana'a New Delhi
  Podgorica Oran Santiago de Compostela Phuket
  Rome Prague Shiraz Seoul
  Rostov-on-Don Riga St Petersburg Shanghai
  Salzburg Rotterdam Stockholm Singapore
  Samarkand Sebha Taif Taipei
  Sharm El Sheikh Stuttgart Tehran Zanzibar
  Sochi Suleymaniyah Toulouse Lusaka
  Stavropol Tallinn Ufa  
  Tabriz Tlemcen Valencia  
  Tashkent Tripoli Yanbu  
  Tbilisi Tunis Yekaterinburg  
  Tel Aviv Turin
 
  Venice Ulan Bator    
  Vienna Vilnius    
  Warsaw Zurich    
  Zagreb      
  Zaporizhia      
Krasnodar
Table 2 – Excess baggage charges (1 kg)
Regions Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 4 Region 5
Turkey 4 EUR 6 EUR 8 EUR 11 EUR 16 EUR
Region 1 8 EUR 10 EUR 12 EUR 15 EUR 20 EUR
Region 2 10 EUR 12 EUR 14 EUR 17 EUR 22 EUR
Region 3 12 EUR 14 EUR 16 EUR 19 EUR 24 EUR
Region 4 15 EUR 17 EUR 19 EUR 22 EUR 27 EUR
Region 5 20 EUR 22 EUR 24 EUR 27 EUR 32 EUR

Piece baggage concept excess baggage charges

On routes where the piece concept is applicable to your baggage, calculate your excess baggage costs using the following guidance:

Flights with no stopover

For flights with no stopover, you can calculate your excess baggage costs using the following steps:
  • In Table 3, find the region of the flight where the piece concept is applicable.
  • In Table 1, find the region of the second part of the flight.
  • The applicable charge per piece of baggage is in the place where these 2 regions meet in Table 4.
For example, let’s say you are flying from Buenos Aires to Baku without a stopover:
  • In Table 3, find out which region Buenos Aires belongs to (Piece Region 1).
  • In Table 1, find out which region Baku belongs to (Region 3).
  • In Table 4, find the applicable charge per piece of baggage at the meeting point of Piece Region 1 and Region 3 (175 USD).

Flights with a stopover

You can calculate excess baggage charges for flights with a stopover in Turkey using the following steps:
  • In Table 3, find out which region your departure airport belongs to (Piece Region 1 or Piece Region 2).
  • Find the applicable charge per piece of baggage at the point where Turkey and your departure region meet in Table 4.
  • In Table 5, find the baggage charge from Turkey to your next destination by looking up which region this destination belongs to.
  • Add together all the charges for each part of your journey.
For example, let’s say you are flying from Buenos Aires to Kumasi, Ghana with a connecting flight via Turkey:
  • In Table 3, find out which region Buenos Aires belongs to (Piece Region 1).
  • In Table 4, find out the applicable charge between Piece Region 1 and Turkey (160 USD).
  • In Table 5, find out the cost between your next destination, Ghana (Piece Region 2), and Turkey (180 USD).
  • By adding these 2 charges together, you can work out the total cost, per piece of baggage, for your flight from Buenos Aires to Ghana with a connecting flight via Turkey (340 USD).
*Stopover: Where the waiting period for a connecting flight on a journey with more than one flight is 24 hours or more.
Table 3 – Piece baggage concept regions
Piece region 1 Piece region 2*
Abuja Angola
Antananarivo Argentina
Atlanta Benin
Caracas Burkina Faso
Freetown Cameroon
Khartum Canada
Havana Chad
Mahe Island Columbia
Mauritius Cuba
Osaka Democratic Republic of Congo
Panama Gabon
Tokyo Ghana
Niamey Guinea
Abidjan Interline destinations
Accra Ivory Coast
Bamako Japan
Houston Madagascar
Kano
Mali
Boston Mauretania
Bogota Niger
Ouagadougou Nigeria
Kinshasa Panama
Cotonou Senegal
Dakar Sierra Leone
Douala South America
Miami Sudan
Buenos Aires The Seychelles
Toronto United States of America
Yaounde Venezuela
Lagos Comoros
New York
Washington
Libreville
Los Angeles
Nouakchott
Montreal
Luanda
Conakry
Chicago
San Francisco
N'Djamena
Sao Paulo
Moroni
* In addition to the countries listed in the piece region 2 column, this region also includes all other destinations not listed in the piece region 1 column. For example, while New York is in piece region 1, Sacramento is in piece region 2.
Table 4 – Excess baggage charges applied per piece on transit flights
Region Piece Region 1 Piece Region 2
Turkey 160 USD 205 USD
Region 1 165 USD 215 USD
Region 2 170 USD 215 USD
Region 3 175 USD 225 USD
Region 4 195 USD 225 USD
Region 5 220 USD 235 USD
piece region 1 260 USD 310 USD
piece region 2 310 USD 360 USD
On journeys departing from Napoli (NAP) and Rome (ROM), and landing in Lagos, Kano, Accra, and Abidjan, Abuja and Bamako, transit passengers with excess baggage pay 150 EUR per piece of baggage which must not weigh more than 32 kg. For journeys with an Istanbul stopover of over 24 hours, the excess baggage charges in Table 3 apply.
Table 5 – Excess baggage charges for stopover flights

Turkey Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 4 Region 5 piece region 1 piece region 2
Turkey 10 USD 40 USD 45 USD 50 USD 55 USD 65 USD 130 USD 180 USD
Table 6 – Excess baggage charges for journeys between Niamey / Niger and Ouagadougou / Burkina Faso and Dubai / Beijing / Guangzhou
Journeys between Niamey/Niger and Ouagadougou / Burkina Faso and Dubai/Beijing/ Guangzhou
Number of excess bags Nijer, Burkina Faso - Dubai, Beijing, Guangzhou
1st excess bag 200 USD
2nd excess bag 250 USD
3rd excess bag 300 USD
4th excess bag 350 USD
5th excess bag 450 USD
6th excess bag 550 USD
7th excess bag 650 USD
8th and over excess bag 750 USD

For example, a passenger with 3 pieces of excess baggage traveling between Niamey and Dubai would pay 200 USD+250 USD+300 USD, making a total of 750 USD.

Table 7 - Excess baggage fees for all flights from/to Kinshasa/Democratic Republic of Congo
All flights from/to Kinshasa/Democratic Republic of Congo
Number of excess baggage Democratic Republic of Congo - All destinations
1st excess bag 200 USD
2nd excess bag 250 USD
3rd excess bag 300 USD
4th excess bag 350 USD
5th excess bag 450 USD
6th excess bag 550 USD
7th excess bag 650 USD
8 and above excess baggage 750 USD
The prices are valid for travels between 1 May 2018 - 30 September 2018 and 10 December 2018 -15 January 2019.
For example, our passenger having three pieces of excess baggage on his/her travel between Kinshasa - London will pay a total of 750 USD (200 USD+250 USD+300 USD).
The most significant carrier (MSC) is defined as the airline flying the most significant and/or longest leg of the journey, in accordance with the regulations of IATA (International Air Transport Association). The free baggage regulations of the MSC are applicable. If the most significant carrier on your journey is Turkish Airlines, you will benefit from our free baggage allowance regulations. However, if the MSC is another airline, the free baggage allowance rules of that company will apply.

Important notices

  • Before starting your journey, make sure that free baggage allowance is shown on your ticket. 
  • When traveling in Economy Class, each piece of baggage weighing between 23–32 kg will incur a charge of 80 USD at destinations with a free baggage allowance of 23 kg where the piece baggage concept is in operation. 
  • When Turkish Airlines is the most significant carrier (MSC) on journeys involving more than 1 airline, excess baggage charges for piece region 2 will apply on flights to/from destinations operating the piece baggage concept.
  • If you exceed your free baggage allowance, your baggage may be carried on our next flights due to the operational capacity without notifying you.
All excess baggage procedures can be carried out at our airport counters.