Van Airlines (Van) is planning to begin daily scheduled services between its Van hub and the metropolises of Istanbul Atatürk and Ankara Esenboga effective April 2, 2015.

Thereafter, according to the Turkish press, the carrier aims to begin flights to Armenia, Iran, Iraq and Georgia.

Backed by USD3million in start-up capital, Van Airlines is backed by both Istanbul and Van-based investors which include Van’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Van’s stock exchange, Van’s Union of Trade Chambers, and the Van Foundation. AnadoluJet (TK, Ankara Esenboga), Turkish Airlines (TK, Istanbul Airport), SunExpress (XQ, Antalya) and Pegasus Airlines (PC, Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen) currently serve Van.