SunExpress, is a Turkish-German airline primarily based in Antalya.[1] SunExpress was based in October 1989 as a three way partnership between Turkish Airways and Lufthansa. It operates scheduled and chartered passenger flights to 90 locations in 30 international locations in Europe in addition to North Africa, the Mediterranean, Black Sea, and Pink Sea.[2] The airline concentrates on worldwide tourism, ethnic journey, and home Turkish flights to cities of Anatolia. The full variety of SunExpress staff is 5,000.[citation needed]

Historical past[edit]

SunExpress was based in Antalya in October 1989 as a three way partnership of Turkish Airways and Lufthansa. Its first flight was in 1990.

SunExpress turned the primary personal airline firm to supply worldwide scheduled flights from Turkey with its first Antalya-Frankfurt flight in 2001. SunExpress opened its second base in İzmir and began to function home flights in 2006. With this launch, SunExpress turned the primary airline firm to attach İzmir with Anatolian cities with direct flights in Turkey.

In Might 2010, SunExpress took supply of the primary of six newly bought Boeing 737-800s and launched its new company identification together with its new brand, plane livery, new company colors, uniforms and visible identification parts.

SunExpress Deutschland GmbH was based in 2011. The corporate began enterprise operations in June 2011. Apart from the Turkish locations on the South Coast, on the Aegean, on the Black Sea and within the East of the nation, it additionally serves – with German registration – locations alongside the Mediterranean, Black Sea, North Africa and Pink Sea.

SunExpress determined to put money into its constructing and SunExpress Plaza was in-built June 2012. The brand new firm constructing is environmental pleasant, and is situated in a pure setting. The architectural theme of the constructing is transparency and naturalness; due to this fact every room has been designed in order that it has entry to pure gentle and contemporary air. The solar is a supply for clear power contained in the constructing. The photo voltaic panels on the roof generate sufficient electrical energy to produce energy to the entire computer systems. On the outside of the constructing, “good” glass panels have been used to permit solar rays to shine contained in the constructing whereas blocking out undesirable warmth to assist scale back cooling prices. Orange, bergamot, and lemon bushes have been planted in each the inside and exterior gardens. The constructing consists of 1 basement and four flooring which home 250 SunExpress staff in 87 places of work. There are a number of particular class areas incorporating assembly, briefing, coaching, storage, and numerous particular operation rooms. The constructing additionally hosts widespread archive room, a stationary flight simulator room and a normal function auditorium.[citation needed]

On 23 June 2020, it has been introduced that SunExpress’ German subsidiary SunExpress Deutschland would stop operations and be liquidated.[3] Its route community could be partially taken over by SunExpress and Eurowings.[4]

  • Skytrax World Awards: Fifth greatest leisure airline on the planet (2018 & 2019)[5]
  • Turkey’s most secure airline (2018) By the Directorate Normal of Civil Aviation (DGCA)[6]
  • Germany’s most punctual airline (2018) by Flightright[7]
  • Sixth place in Atmosfair’s Airline Index (2018)[8]


SunExpress Boeing 737-800 in particular livery to have a good time the 20th anniversary

SunExpress serves the next locations as of February 2020:[9]

As of October 2020, the SunExpress fleet consists of the next plane:[12]


Exterior hyperlinks[edit]

Media associated to SunExpress at Wikimedia Commons

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