Full Service Carrier
International and Domestic
In service
Main hub: Antalya Airport
Country/Territory: Turkey


Based at Antalya International Airport and with hubs at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, SunExpress is owned by Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa. The airline was established in 1989 and started operations with a charter service between Antalya Airport and Frankfurt in 1990. Today, SunExpress uses a fleet of narrowbody aircraft to operate a network of scheduled and charter services connecting Turkey with Europe. 

On 23-Jun-2020, SunExpress announced plans to restructure the business to focus on the Turkish tourism market, operating leisure services to and from Turkey and domestic services in Turkey. SunExpress decided to close down air service operations of subsidiary SunExpress Germany and bundle the fleet under SunExpress' air operator certificate.

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