AJet Air Transportation, the rebranded AnadoluJet (Ankara Esenboga), will launch as a standalone carrier at the end of March 2024. The low-cost carrier will remain a wholly-owned subsidiary of Turkish Airlines.

The Turkish flag carrier unveiled the future branding of the new unit during an event on November 24. The first A321-200NX, TC-LUC (msn 10275), has already been repainted into the new livery, although it has yet to re-enter revenue service.

"The efforts and dedication we have put in for a long time have paid off, and we will introduce AJet to the skies with the summer schedule at the end of March 2024. We fully believe that AJet, with its new name, will become an important part of the low-cost aviation industry on a global scale," said Turkish Airlines' chairman of the board and executive committee, Ahmet Bolat.

The launch as a standalone carrier with its own Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) will not affect the carrier's current network. It will remain based out of Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen and Ankara Esenboga.

Currently, AnadoluJet operates as a division of Turkish Airlines, using the AOC and code of its parent. Its fleet comprises nine A320-200Ns, fourteen A321-200NX, seven B737-8s, and forty-six B737-800s. The carrier also wet-leases additional A320-200s, A321-200s, and B737-8s from SmartLynx Airlines/SmartLynx Airlines Malta. The group plans to increase AJet's fleet to around 200 aircraft in the next decade.