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  • Type: Full Service / Network
  • IATA: XQ

About The Airline

Since its founding in 1989 as a joint venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, SunExpress has gained its place as the leisure specialist throughout the whole of Europe and is amongst the largest airlines in terms of traffic between Germany and Turkey.

Since its first flight in April 1990 until today it has carried over 65 million people.

This is a result that would not have been achieved had it not been for the close collaboration with reputable and individual tour operators, travel agencies and loyal customers.

SunExpress (XQ / Turkish AOC) has its homebase in Antalya on the Turkish Riviera. Another important hub is Izmir on the Aegean Coast. The home of SunExpress Deutschland (XG / German AOC), its sister company, is at Gateway Gardens at Frankfurt airport.

Employing over 4000 people in Germany and Turkey, SunExpress is a successful airline on a growth trajectory. While developing interline and codeshare capabilities to enhance connecting traffic, the fleet will grow dynamically in the next years with new aircraft.