Press Release: TRT World now live on Turkish Airlines


Turkish Airlines is extending TRT World live broadcast across its widebody aircraft for passengers to enjoy programming from Turkey’s first English international news platform. This addition allows Turkish Airlines passengers to watch eight channels on board via its in-flight entertainment system.

Commenting on the initiative, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, M. Ilker Ayci said, “As the national flagship airline of Turkey, where the East and West meet, we are proud to offer TRT World’s objective perspective and alternative approach to news in the 122 countries we fly.”

Ibrahim Eren, Director General and Chairman of TRT said, “It is important to stay informed and up-to-date on world events. Passengers tune in to different outlets for news and it is vital to have variety to have a more well-rounded view of current events. We are grateful to Turkish Airlines for delivering our content in-flight and making this challenge a lot easier. Being accessible onboard is also a major achievement to fulfill our promise of offering our service everywhere, on whatever platform our audience prefers to receive it.”

TRT World, international news platform launched in 2015 and headquartered in Istanbul, offers an alternative viewpoint on global and domestic events, challenging perceived narratives and a new perspective on news.


About Turkish Airlines:

Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has a fleet of 328 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 304 destinations worldwide with 255 international and 49 domestic, in 122 countries.

About Star Alliance:

The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Avianca Brasil, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,450 daily flights to 1,300 airports in 190 countries. Further connecting flights are offered by Star Alliance Connecting Partner, Juneyao Airlines.