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The Unique Partnership of Turkish and German Civil Aviation Leaders
SunExpress was founded in Antalya in October 1989 as the joint venture of world’s leading airlines, Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa. Operating its first flight in 1990, the company blends the know-how of German and Turkish aviation leaders thanks to its solid shareholder structure.
Operating touristic charter flights between Europe- specifically Germany - and Antalya for a long time, SunExpress became the first private airline company to offer international scheduled flights from Turkey, with its Antalya-Frankfurt flight in 2001.
Increasing its scheduled flights rapidly day-by-day, SunExpress opened its 2nd base in İzmir and started to operate domestic flights in 2006. With this launch, SunExpress became the first airline company to connect İzmir with Anatolian cities with direct flights in Turkey. The company currently provides the largest domestic and international flight network in İzmir. SunExpress marked another major milestone in its history, and opened its 3rd base in İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport in 2008.
Today, SunExpress carries more than seven million passengers and is one of the leading airlines in passenger volume between Germany and Turkey. During the summer season (2012) SunExpress provides non-stop connections with over 1000 weekly flights between Europe and Turkey, Germany and Egypt and within Turkey.
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