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Turkey is in south-eastern Europe and south-western Asia, bordered on the northwest by Bulgaria and Greece, on the north by the Black Sea, on the northeast by Georgia and Armenia, on the east by Iran and the Azerbaijani exclave of Naxçývan, on the south by Iraq, Syria, and the Mediterranean Sea, and on the west by the Aegean Sea. The total area of Turkey is 779,452 sq km (300,948 sq mi). The capital is Ankara; Istanbul is the largest city.

Active Airlines Inactive Airlines Planned
Airline Operating Dates IATA : ICAO Tree Status Update Reason

 ACT Airlines

2005 - 2011* 9T : RUN >MyCargo Renamed  

 Active Air (Active Aero)

1994 - 1995 -- : AKV Active Air Inactive  

 Air Alfa Hava Yollari

1992 - 2002 H7 : LFA   Inactive  

 Air Anatolia

1999 - 2002 TD : NTL Air Anatolia Inactive  

 Air Rose

1999 - 2000   >Euro Sun Renamed  

 Air Turkya

(2011)     Began?  

 airberlin Turkey

2011 - date AB : BER   Active  

 Airgroup Havacilik

1994* - 1994 -- : AGH   Inactive  

 Akdeniz Airlines (Air Mediterranean)

1995 - 1995 -- : AKD   Inactive  

 Albatros Batros Hava Yollari (Air Albatros)

1992 - 1996 8Z : ABK   Inactive  

 Alpha Air

2002 - 2002     Inactive  

 Anadolu Airlines

1989 - 1989     Inactive  

 Anadolu Express

2000* - 2001     Inactive  

 AnadoluJet

2008 - date TK : THY AnadoluJet Active  

 Anex (An Express)

2000* - 2001 -- : ANX   Inactive  

 Ankair (Anka Air)

2008 - 2008 -- : VVF Ankair Inactive  

 Antalya Airways

**** - ****     Inactive  

 Atlas International Airways

2001 - 2004   >Atlasjet International Airways Renamed  

 Atlasjet International Airways

2004 - date KK : KKK Atlasjet International Airways Active  

 Atlasjet Iraq

(2012)     Began?  

 Avia Cargo System (Avia Kargo Havayollari)

1994* - 1996 -- : AVK   Inactive  

 Ayjet

(2008)     Began?  

 BAL

**** - ****     Inactive  

 Baron Air Cargo

2004 - 2004   >ULS Airlines Cargo Renamed  

 Bata Airlines

2002 - 2002     Inactive  

 BestAir

2006 - 2010 5F : BST   Inactive  

 Birgenair

1988 - 1996 KT : BHY   Inactive  

 Blue Line Aviation

1992* - 1992*     Status?  

 Bogazici Air Transport (Bosphorus Air Transport)

1987 - 1989 PQ : BHT   Inactive  

 Bora Jet Exclusive Charter

2008^ - 2010   >BoraJet Renamed  

 BoraJet

2010 - date BJ : BRJ BoraJet Active  

 Bosphorus Airways

1992 - 1994 6Z : BSP   Inactive  

 Bosphorus European Airways (BEA)

2002 - 2004 -- : BHY   Inactive  

 Bursa Airlines

1977 - 1981 WL : ---   Inactive  

 CAT (Cargo Air Transport)

2003* - 2004*     Status?  

 CAT Cargo Air Transport

1994 - 1997 DZ : KET   Inactive  

 Cebiair

(1998*)     Began?  

 Corendon

2005 - date 7H : CAI   Active  

 Dardanel Air

1999 - 1999 -- : DRD   Inactive  

 DHY (Devlet Hava Yollari)

1938 - 1956   >THY (Turkish Airlines) Renamed  

 Dogus Air

1998* - 2000     Inactive  

 Ekspress Airlines

1999 - 1999     Inactive  

 EuroSun (Euro Sun)

2000 - 2001   Euro Sun Inactive  

 Express Airlines

(2001)     Began?  

 Fly Air (FlyAir)

2002 - 2007 F2 : FLM   Inactive  

 FreeBird Airlines

2001 - date FH : FHY   Active  

 Global Air Cargo

1996 - 1999 -- : GLH   Inactive  

 Golden Horn Aviation

1990* - 1994*     Inactive  

 Golden International Airlines

2007 - 2007 -- : GTC   Inactive  

 Greenair

1990 - 1994 WK : GRN >Active Air Renamed  

 GTI Airlines

1996 - 1999   >Air Anatolia Renamed  

 Guven Air

1999* - 2000     Inactive  

 Han Air

1997 - 1997     Inactive  

 Hava Yollari Devlet Isletmesi Idaresi

1933 - 1938   >THY (Turkish Airlines) Renamed  

 Holiday Airlines

1994 - 1996 HW : HLD   Inactive  

 Holland Air

1994 - 1996     Inactive  

 Imsik

1988 - 1988     Inactive  

 Inter Airlines (Inter Express)

2002 - 2008 6K : INX   Inactive  

 Istair

1986 - 1988     Inactive  

 Istanbul Airlines

1986 - 2000 IL : IST Istanbul Airlines Inactive  

 Izair

2006 - date H9 : IZM Izair Active  

 Izmir Hava Yollari

2006 - 2006 -- : IZM >Izair Renamed  

 Karadeniz Hava Yollari

1980* - 1996 -- : AZG   Inactive  

 Kuzu Cargo Airlines

2004 - 2009 GO : KZU >ULS Airlines Cargo Renamed  

 MacStar

2010* - date     Active  

 Marin Air

2004 - 2004     Inactive  

 Marmara Air

1986* - 1986*   >Istanbul Airlines Renamed  

 Mas Air

1995 - 1995     Inactive  

 MMM Aero Services

1997 - 2002*     Status?  

 MNG Airlines (MNG Kargo)

1997 - date MB : MNB   Active  

 MyCARGO

2011* - date 9T : RUN MyCargo Active  

 Nesu Air

1986 - 1989     Inactive  

 Noble Air

1989 - 1991     Inactive  

 Onur Air (Onur Hava Yollary)

1992 - date 8Q : OHY   Active  

 Orex (Oriental Express)

2003 - 2007 -- : ORX   Inactive  

 Orex Airlines

(2008)     Began?  

 Orex Orbit Air Cargo (Orbit Express Airlines)

1994 - date OA : OAC   Active  

 Oriental Express

(2001)     Began?  

 Pan Havacilik

2004 - 2006 -- : PHT   Inactive  

 Park Express

1999 - 2001     Inactive  

 Pegasus Airlines

1990 - date PC : PGT   Active  

 Rose Air

1998 - 1998     Inactive  

 Saga Airlines

2004 - date H3 : SGX   Active  

 Seabird Airlines

2012 - date     Active  

 Sky Airlines

2001 - 2013 ZY : SHY   Inactive  

 Sonmez Airlines

1984 - 2005     Inactive  

 Star Airlines

2008 - date Z3 : STM   Active  

 Sultan Air

1989 - 1997 KJ : SUT Sultan Air Inactive  

 SunExpress Airlines

1990 - date XQ : SXS   Active  

 Sunways Intersun Havacilik

1995* - 1997 IS : SWW   Inactive  

 Tailwind Airlines

2009 - date TW : TWI   Active  

 Talia Airways

1987* - 1988     Inactive  

 Tarhan Air

2007 - 2007   Tarhan Air Inactive  

 Tarhan Tower Airlines

2006 - 2007 -- : TTH   Inactive  

 Tayfunair

1996 - 1996     Inactive  

 Tepe Hava Cilik

2002* - 2002*     Status?  

 THK (Turk Hava Kurumu)

2004* - 2006* -- : THK   Status?  

 THT (Turk Hava Tasimaciligi)

1989 - 1993   >THY (Turkish Airlines) Renamed  

 THT (Turk Hava Tasimaciligi)

1989* - 1993   >THY (Turkish Airlines) Renamed  

 Top Air

1990* - 2002     Inactive  

 Torosair (Toros Airways)

1987 - 1989 CN : TAU   Inactive  

 Trans Anatolian Airlines

(****)     Began?  

 Trans-Asia Airlines

1998 - 1998     Inactive  

 TRUVA

1996 - 1996     Inactive  

 TT Airlines (Tarhan Tower Airlines)

2006 - 2007   >Tarhan Air Renamed  

 TUR European Airways

1988 - 1994 YI : TUR   Inactive  

 Turkish Airlines (THY)

1956 - date TK : THY THY (Turkish Airlines) Active  

 Turkish Airlines Cargo

2004* - date     Active  

 Turkish Express

(2007)   >AnadoluJet Began?  

 TurkJet

(2003)     Began?  

 Turkol

(****)     Began?  

 Turkuaz

2008 - 2010 -- : TRK   Inactive  

 ULS Airlines Cargo

2009 - date GO : KZU ULS Airlines Cargo Active  

 United European Airways

(****)     Began?  

 UPS (Uensped Paket Servisi)

2004 - 2006     Inactive  

 Van Way Airlines

(2011)     Began?  

 VIP-Air

1991 - 1991   >Sultan Air Renamed  

 World Focus Airline

2005 - 2008 -- : VVF >Ankair Renamed  

 Yesilkus Airlines

(2005)     Began?  

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