Is Turkish Airlines safe?
Posted by isturkeysafe
Friday, September 14, 2018
Last Update : Monday, January 20, 2020
12 March 19 Update
Turkish Airlines (THY) announced that they are suspending operations of Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts in its fleet, the model involved in the Ethiopian Airlines crash, after safety concerns. Turkish Airlines currently has 12 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes in its fleet.
To summarize, flying with Turkish Airlines is as safe as flying with other world-class airlines; it is completely safe. Sit back and enjoy your flight.
20 January 2020 Update
In our article published in 2018, we mentioned that the Turkish Airlines Company which made its last accident in 2009 is safe to use. Nothing changed much from 2018, plus there is a a sad truth appeared today. An article published by Chris Hamby in the New York Times reveals that there was actually a Boeing error in this accident. According to the article published, although the reports published in 2009 have been informed that the accident occurred due to a pilot error; in fact, it was emphasized that Boeing's design and safety preferences also played a role in the accident. In the article, it was informed that the faults similar to the design and safety errors that caused the fall of 2 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in 2019 were also observed in the 2009 Turkish Airlines Amsterdam crash, but the Dutch accident report team did not -knowingly or unknowingly- add these to the report. As a result, it turned out that Turkish Airlines was largely innocent in this accident. As long as the Airbus and Boeing planes that make up the aircraft fleet are safe, you can safely choose Turkish Airlines.