Turkish Airlines launches ‘TK Extra Care’ programme

Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines has officially launched a new hygiene programme entitled ‘TK Extra Care’.

The new programme, which entails a new animated in-flight video, sheds light on the carrier’s new protective hygiene measures. It features Turkish Airlines’ ambassador, Dr. Mehmet Oz, who is the producer and host of the world-renowned ‘The Dr. Oz Show’.

Inspired by the airline’s ongoing commitment to its passengers’ wellbeing, the three-minute video follows Dr. Oz through the Turkish Airlines travel experience. From the moment Dr. Oz checks in to his flight to when he arrives at his destination, viewers will not only be reminded of the hygiene protocols necessary for safe travels, but will also be fully reassured that the airline is enforcing a higher level of protection for every stage of the journey that goes above and beyond industry standards.


In the animated video, Dr. Oz shows that from checking in online and carrying only personal items in the cabin, passenger contact is reduced. Viewers learn that upon entering the airport, all passengers must wear a mask and are provided with hand sanitiser and body temperature screenings throughout the terminal. The video also highlights that Turkish Airlines has taken extra safety steps to ensure peace of mind, such as disinfecting luggage with a UV system and boarding passengers in smaller groups from the back of the plane to the front. Hygiene Experts are present on each flight to maintain a high health and safety level, while each passenger will receive a hygiene kit upon boarding.

Chairman of the board and the executive committee, Turkish Airlines, M. İlker Aycı remarked on the new programme: “There is no question that travellers around the world are facing an immense need for enforced safety measures and peace of mind while travelling. At Turkish Airlines, the hygiene standards for our passengers are our top priority and we offer the highest standards.

“These extra safety precautions have been introduced following the authorised committees’ evaluations and approvals. With the release of ‘TK Extra Care’, we are hopeful that viewers will recognise Turkish Airlines’ hard work and dedication in keeping both passengers and crews safe, and we are pleased to have Dr. Oz share our message with the world,” he concluded.