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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
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added08Dec14Atlasjet Global'Planned' airline that is about to receive it's first aircraft, an A320-200
added31Jul14THK Cargo AirlinesWill be operating two Boeing-747F freighter aircraft on scheduled services
AirlineOperating DatesStatusCommentsTree

 ACT Airlines

2005 - 2011*Renamed >MyCargo

 Active Air (Active Aero)

1994 - 1995Inactive Active Air

 Air Alfa Hava Yollari

1992 - 2002Inactive  

 Air Anatolia

1999 - 2002Inactive Air Anatolia

 Air Rose

1999 - 2000Renamed >Euro Sun

 Air Turkya

2011 - 2011Renamed airberlin Turkey

 airberlin Turkey

2011 - 2012*Inactive airberlin Turkey

 Airgroup Havacilik

1994* - 1994Inactive  

 Akdeniz Airlines (Air Mediterranean)

1995 - 1995Inactive  

 Albatros Batros Hava Yollari (Air Albatros)

1992 - 1996Inactive  

 Alpha Air

2002 - 2002Inactive  

 Anadolu Airlines

1989 - 1989Inactive  

 Anadolu Express

2000* - 2001Inactive  

 AnadoluJet

2008 - dateActiveTurkish Airlines establishes Anadolujet on 23Apr2008AnadoluJet

 Anex (An Express)

2000* - 2001Inactive  

 Ankair (Anka Air)

2008 - 2008InactiveWorld Focus Air rebrands to Ank Air on 24Jan2008Ankair

 Antalya Airways

**** - ****Inactive  

 Atlas International Airways

2001 - 2004RenamedAtlasjet Airlines was fromed in 2001 as Atlas International AirwaysAtlas International Airways >Atlasjet International Airways >Atlasjet Airlines

 Atlasjet Airlines

2013* - dateActiveAtlasjet Airlines was fromed in 2001 as Atlas International AirwaysAtlas International Airways >Atlasjet International Airways >Atlasjet Airlines

 Atlasjet Global

(2014)Began?  

 Atlasjet International Airways

2004 - 2013*Renamed Atlas International Airways >Atlasjet International Airways >Atlasjet Airlines

 Atlasjet Iraq

(2012)Began?  

 Avia Cargo System (Avia Kargo Havayollari)

1994* - 1996Inactive  

 Ayjet

(2008)Began?  

 BAL

**** - ****Inactive  

 Baron Air Cargo

2004 - 2004RenamedULS Airlines Cargo started operations in 2004 as Baron Air CargoBaron Air Cargo >Kuzu Cargo Airlines >ULS Airlines Cargo

 Bata Airlines

2002 - 2002Inactive  

 BestAir

2006 - 2010Inactive  

 Birgenair

1988 - 1996Inactive  

 Blue Line Aviation

1992* - 1992*Status?  

 Bogazici Air Transport (Bosphorus Air Transport)

1987 - 1989Inactive  

 Bora Jet Exclusive Charter

2008* - 2010Renamedairline was formed in 2008Bora Jet Exclusive Charter >BoraJet

 BoraJet

2010 - dateActive Bora Jet Exclusive Charter >BoraJet

 Bosphorus Airways

1992 - 1994Inactive  

 Bosphorus European Airways (BEA)

2002 - 2004Inactive  

 Bursa Airlines

1977 - 1981Inactive  

 CAT (Cargo Air Transport)

2003* - 2004*Status?  

 CAT Cargo Air Transport

1994 - 1997Inactive  

 Cebiair

(1998*)Began?  

 Corendon

2005 - dateActive  

 Dardanel Air

1999 - 1999Inactive  

 DHY (Devlet Hava Yollari)

1938 - 1956Renamed >THY (Turkish Airlines)

 Dogus Air

1998* - 2000Inactive  

 Ekspress Airlines

1999 - 1999Inactive  

 EuroSun (Euro Sun)

2000 - 2001Inactive Euro Sun

 Express Airlines

(2001)Began?  

 Fly Air (FlyAir)

2002 - 2007Inactive  

 FreeBird Airlines

2001 - dateActivestarted operations with a service between Istanbul and Lyon on 05Apr2001 

 Global Air Cargo

1996 - 1999Inactive  

 Golden Horn Aviation

1990* - 1994*Inactive  

 Golden International Airlines

2007 - 2007Inactive  

 Greenair

1990 - 1994Renamed >Active Air

 GTI Airlines

1996 - 1999Renamed >Air Anatolia

 Guven Air

1999* - 2000Inactive  

 Han Air

1997 - 1997Inactive  

 Holiday Airlines

1994 - 1996Inactive  

 Holland Air

1994 - 1996Inactive  

 Imsik

1988 - 1988Inactive  

 Inter Airlines (Inter Express)

2002 - 2008Inactive  

 Istair

1986 - 1988Inactive  

 Istanbul Airlines

1986 - 2000Inactive Istanbul Airlines

 Izair

2006 - dateActivewas formed in 2005 as Izmir Hava Yollari & started operations on 14Jun2006Izair

 Izmir Hava Yollari

2006 - 2006Renamedfounded in 2005 & renamed to Izair in 2006>Izair

 Karadeniz Hava Yollari

1980* - 1996Inactive  

 Kuzu Cargo Airlines

2004 - 2009RenamedKuzu Cargo Airlines started operations in 2004 as Baron Air CargoBaron Air Cargo >Kuzu Cargo Airlines >ULS Airlines Cargo

 MacStar

2010* - dateActive  

 Marin Air

2004 - 2004Inactive  

 Marmara Air

1986* - 1986*Renamed >Istanbul Airlines

 Mas Air

1995 - 1995Inactive  

 MMM Aero Services

1997 - 2002*Status?  

 MNG Airlines (MNG Kargo)

1997 - dateActive  

 MyCARGO

2011* - dateActive MyCargo

 Nesu Air

1986 - 1989Inactive  

 Noble Air

1989 - 1991Inactive  

 Onur Air (Onur Havayolları Taşımacılık)

1992 - dateActiveis established on 14Apr1992 & first flight on 14May1992 

 Orex (Oriental Express)

2003 - 2007Inactive  

 Orex Airlines

(2008)Began?  

 Orex Orbit Air Cargo (Orbit Express Airlines)

1994 - dateActive  

 Oriental Express

(2001)Began?  

 Pan Havacilik

2004 - 2006Inactive  

 Park Express

1999 - 2001Inactive  

 Pegasus Airlines

1990 - dateActive  

 Rose Air

1998 - 1998Inactive  

 Saga Airlines

2004 - dateActive  

 Seabird Airlines

2012 - 2015Inactivehas officially ceased operations following months of inactivity 

 Sky Airlines

2001 - 2013Inactivefiled for bankruptcy and ceased all flight operations on 04Jun2013 

 Sonmez Airlines

1984 - 2005Inactive  

 Star Airlines

2008 - dateActive  

 State Airlines Administration (Hava Yollari Devlet Isletmesi Idaresi)

1933 - 1938RenamedState Airlines Administration is established on 20May1933>THY (Turkish Airlines)

 Sultan Air

1989 - 1997Inactive Sultan Air

 SunExpress Airlines

1990 - dateActive  

 Sunways Intersun Havacilik

1995* - 1997Inactive  

 Tailwind Airlines

2009 - dateActive  

 Talia Airways

1987* - 1988Inactive  

 Tarhan Air

2007 - 2007Inactive Tarhan Air

 Tarhan Tower Airlines

2006 - 2007Inactive  

 Tayfunair

1996 - 1996Inactive  

 Tepe Hava Cilik

2002* - 2002*Status?  

 THK (Turk Hava Kurumu)

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 THK Cargo Airlines

(2014)Began?  

 THT (Turk Hava Tasimaciligi)

1989 - 1993Renamed >THY (Turkish Airlines)

 Top Air

1990* - 2002Inactive  

 Torosair (Toros Airways)

1987 - 1989Inactive  

 Trans Anatolian Airlines

(****)Began?  

 Trans-Asia Airlines

1998 - 1998Inactive  

 TRUVA

1996 - 1996Inactive  

 TT Airlines (Tarhan Tower Airlines)

2006 - 2007Renamed >Tarhan Air

 TUR European Airways

1988 - 1994Inactive  

 Turkish Airlines (THY)

1956 - dateActive THY (Turkish Airlines)

 Turkish Airlines Cargo

2004* - dateActive  

 Turkish Express

(2007)Began? >AnadoluJet

 TurkJet

(2003)Began?  

 Turkol

(****)Began?  

 Turkuaz

2008 - 2010Inactive  

 ULS Airlines Cargo

2009 - dateActivestarted ops in 2004 as Baron Air Cargo & rebranded on 03Jul2009Baron Air Cargo >Kuzu Cargo Airlines >ULS Airlines Cargo

 United European Airways

(****)Began?  

 UPS (Uensped Paket Servisi)

2004 - 2006Inactive  

 Van Way Airlines

(2011)Began?  

 VIP-Air

1991 - 1991Renamed >Sultan Air

 World Focus Airline

2005 - 2008RenamedWorld Focus Air rebranded to Ank Air on 24Jan2008>Ankair

 Yesilkus Airlines

(2005)Began?  

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