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19FEB2014: Turkey's Sun Express orders 15+10 B737 MAX 8s, 25 B737-800s
Sun Express (XQ, Antalya) has finalized an order with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) for fifteen B737 MAX 8s and twenty-five B737-800s. The order, which forms the foundation of the airline's fleet renewal prgramme, is valued at more than USD3.8billion at list prices and includes options for ten additional 737 MAX 8s.
Based in Antalya on the Turkish Rivera, Sun Express was founded in October 1989 as a subsidiary of Turkish Airlines (TK, Istanbul Atatürk) and Lufthansa (LH, Frankfurt Int'l). The carrier operates an all-Boeing fleet of forty-three B737-800s and ten B737-700s and serves more than 90 destinations across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. It also operates wet-leases on behalf of Turkish Airlines (TK, Istanbul Atatürk) and its division AnadoluJet (AJA, Ankara Esenboga).
13NOV2013: Turkish to take on five Anadolujet A320s before year-end
AnadoluJet (AJA, Ankara Esenboga) is set to transfer five of its A320-200s to parent carrier Turkish Airlines (TK, Istanbul Atatürk) before the end of this year. According to Turkish Fleet News, the aircraft are listed as: TC-JUE (cn 2156), TC-JUF (cn 2164), TC-JUG (cn 2395), TC-JUI (cn 2401) and TC-JUK (cn 2602). AnadoluJet primarily operates domestic flights and is technically a division of Turkish Airlines as it does not have its own air operator certificate.
23APR2013: AnadoluJet to lease three A320s from Turkish Airlines for domestic ops
AnadoluJet (AJA, Ankara Esenboga) is planning to use up to three Airbus Industrie (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) A320-200s (two have thus far been confirmed as TC-JPM and TC-JPR) leased from parent Turkish Airlines (TK, Istanbul Atatürk) for domestic flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen to Adana, Erzurum, Kars, Kayseri, Sivas, Trabzon and Van. Until now, the Turkish LCC had been an exclusive Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) operator using Turkish Airlines and Sun Express (XQ, Antalya) B737-700s and B737-800s.
05APR2013: AnadoluJet to resume Tekirdag as first scheduled carrier
AnadoluJet (AJA, Ankara Esenboga) will launch daily Ankara Esenborga-Tekirdag flights from May 17 using B737-700s of parent Turkish Airlines (TK, Istanbul Atatürk). AnadoluJet will be the only carrier offering scheduled service to the city on the northern coast of the Sea of Marmara, 135 km west of Istanbul, that had previously already been served by AnadoluJet and Borajet (YB, Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen).
20MAR2013: Turkish confirms Jet B777 wet-lease, more B737-800s to Sun Express
Turkish Airlines (TK, Istanbul Atatürk) has confirmed the wet-lease of three B777-300(ER)s from its Indian partner Jet Airways (9W, Mumbai Int'l) from June onwards. It will mainly use the aircraft on its daily services from Istanbul via São Paulo Guarulhos to Buenos Aires Ezeiza and between Istanbul and Seoul Incheon. Turkish has now also transferred two additional B737-800s (TC-JFD, MSN 29766 and TC-JFG, MSN 29769) to subsidiary Sun Express (XQ, Antalya) that are based at Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen operating Turkish Airlines branded domestic services. Sun Express already operates six B737-700s and four B737-800s on behalf of Turkish Airlines low-cost division AnadoluJet (AJA, Ankara Esenboga). THY is expected to transfer most of its Sabiha Gökcen domestic and international flights as well as international routes from smaller Turkish cities to Europe to Sun Express operated aircraft according to Airline Route.
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|Aircraft Type||Active||Inactive||Total||On Order* B||Ø Age P|
|B737-700||2||2||hidden||hidden||Routes P||Schedule P|
|B737-700 WIN.||8||8||hidden||hidden||Routes P||Schedule P|
|B737-800 WIN.||17||17||hidden||hidden||Routes P||Schedule P|
* Includes new or used aircraft not yet delivered for which a construction/manufacturer serial number is already known.