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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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July 11, 2016Saga Airlines ceases its operations in May2013 [Status change]
14 March 2016Atlasjet was renamed to AtlasGlobal on 01Apr2015 [added]
31 July 2014THK Cargo Airlines will be operating two Boeing-747F freighter aircraft on scheduled services added
AirlineOperating DatesStatusComments

ACT Airlines

2005 - 2011Renamed

MyCARGO was established in 2003 & started operations on 29Jun2005 as ACT Airlines

^ Genealogy - ACT Airlines >MyCargo

Active Air (Active Aero)

1994 - 1995Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Active Air

Air Alfa Hava Yollari

1992 - 2002Inactive

 

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Air Anatolia

1999 - 2002Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Air Anatolia

Air Rose

1999 - 2000Renamed

Air Rose was an operator of B737-300 offering charter flights throughout Europe. Suspended flights in early 2000 and was restarted under the name of Euro Sun

^ Genealogy - Air Rose >Euro Sun

Air Turkya

2011 - 2011Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Air Turkya >airberlin Turkey

airberlin Turkey

2011 - 2012*Inactive

Airberlin Turkey a joint venture between Airberlin and Pegasus Airlines, launched operations on 01Nov2011 between Antalya and Stuttgart

^ Genealogy - Air Turkya >airberlin Turkey

Airgroup Havacilik

1994* - 1994Inactive

 

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Akdeniz Airlines (Air Mediterranean)

1995 - 1995Inactive

 

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Albatros Batros Hava Yollari (Air Albatros)

1992 - 1996Inactive

 

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Alpha Air

2002 - 2002Inactive

 

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Anadolu Airlines

1989 - 1989Inactive

 

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Anadolu Express

2000* - 2001Inactive

 

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AnadoluJet

2008 - dateActive

Turkish Airlines established Anadolujet on 23Apr2008

^ Genealogy - Turkish Express >AnadoluJet

Anex (An Express)

2000* - 2001Inactive

 

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Ankair (Anka Air)

2008 - 2008Inactive

World Focus Air rebrands to Ank Air on 24Jan2008 & ceased operations on 21Jul2008

^ Genealogy - World Focus Air >Ankair

Antalya Airways

**** - ****Inactive

 

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Atlas International Airways

2001 - 2004Renamed

AtlasGlobal was formed in 2001 as Atlas International Airways

^ Genealogy - Atlas International Airways >Atlasjet International Airways >Atlasjet Airlines

AtlasGlobal

(2014)Active

 

^ Genealogy - Atlas International Airways >Atlasjet International Airways >Atlasjet Airlines >AtlasGlobal

Atlasjet

2013* - 2015Active

AtlasGlobal was formed on 14Mar2001 & started operations on 01Jun2001 as Atlas International Airways. Renamed to Atlasjet

^ Genealogy - Atlas International Airways >Atlasjet International Airways >Atlasjet >AtlasGlobal

Atlasjet International Airways

2004 - 2013*Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Atlas International Airways >Atlasjet International Airways >Atlasjet Airlines

Atlasjet Iraq

(2012)Began?

 

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Avia Cargo System (Avia Kargo Havayollari)

1994* - 1996Inactive

 

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Ayjet

(2008)Began?

 

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BAL

**** - ****Inactive

 

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Baron Air Cargo

2004 - 2004Renamed

ULS Airlines Cargo started operations in 2004 as Baron Air Cargo. Renamed to Kuzu Cargo Airlines in 2004 & was rebranded to current name on 03Jul2009

^ Genealogy - Baron Air Cargo >Kuzu Cargo Airlines >ULS Airlines Cargo

Bata Airlines

2002 - 2002Inactive

 

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BestAir

2006 - 2010Inactive

 

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Birgenair

1988 - 1996Inactive

 

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Blue Line Aviation

1992* - 1992*Status?

 

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Bogazici Air Transport (Bosphorus Air Transport)

1987 - 1989Inactive

 

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Bora Jet Exclusive Charter

2008* - 2010Renamed

BoraJet was formed in 2008 as Bora Jet Exclusive Charter

^ Genealogy - Bora Jet Exclusive Charter >BoraJet

BoraJet

2010 - dateActive

BoraJet was formed in 2008 as Bora Jet Exclusive Charter & started operations on 07May2010

^ Genealogy - Bora Jet Exclusive Charter >BoraJet

Bosphorus Airways

1992 - 1994Inactive

 

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Bosphorus European Airways (BEA)

2002 - 2004Inactive

 

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Bursa Airlines

1977 - 1981Inactive

 

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CAT (Cargo Air Transport)

2003* - 2004*Status?

 

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CAT Cargo Air Transport

1994 - 1997Inactive

 

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Cebiair

(1998*)Began?

 

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Corendon

2005 - dateActive

 

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Dardanel Air

1999 - 1999Inactive

 

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DHY (Devlet Hava Yollari)

1938 - 1956Renamed

THY was formed in Ankara as Hava Yollari Devlet Isletmesi Idaresi on 20May1933 and began operations on 15Aug1933. Renamed to DHY (Devlet Hava Yollari) in 1938

^ Genealogy - Hava Yollari Devlet Isletmesi Idaresi >DHY >THY (Turkish Airlines)

Dogus Air

1998* - 2000Inactive

 

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Ekspress Airlines

1999 - 1999Inactive

 

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EuroSun (Euro Sun)

2000 - 2001Inactive

Air Rose was an operator of B737-300 offering charter flights throughout Europe. Suspended flights in early 2000 and was restarted under the name of Euro Sun

^ Genealogy - Air Rose >Euro Sun

Express Airlines

(2001)Began?

 

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Fly Air (FlyAir)

2002 - 2007Inactive

 

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FreeBird Airlines

2001 - dateActive

FreeBird Airlines started operations with a service between Istanbul and Lyon on 05Apr2001

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Global Air Cargo

1996 - 1999Inactive

 

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Golden Horn Aviation

1990* - 1994*Inactive

 

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Golden International Airlines

2007 - 2007Inactive

 

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Greenair

1990 - 1994Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Greenair +>Active Air

GTI Airlines

1996 - 1999Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Air Anatolia

Guven Air

1999* - 2000Inactive

 

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Han Air

1997 - 1997Inactive

 

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Hava Yollari Devlet Isletmesi Idaresi (State Airlines Administration)

1933 - 1938Renamed

THY was formed in Ankara as Hava Yollari Devlet Isletmesi Idaresi on 20May1933 and began operations on 15Aug1933. Renamed to DHY (Devlet Hava Yollari) in 1938

^ Genealogy - Hava Yollari Devlet Isletmesi Idaresi >DHY >THY (Turkish Airlines)

Holiday Airlines

1994 - 1996Inactive

 

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Holland Air

1994 - 1996Inactive

 

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Imsik

1988 - 1988Inactive

 

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Inter Airlines (Inter Express)

2002 - 2008Inactive

Inter Airlines was founded in Dec1999 & started operations on 04Apr2002 on charter flights between Turkey and European destinations. Ceased operations on 13Nov2008

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Istair

1986 - 1988Inactive

 

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Istanbul Airlines

1986 - 2000Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - >Istanbul Airlines

Izair

2006 - dateActive

Izair was formed in 2005 as Izmir Hava Yollari & started operations on 14Jun2006

^ Genealogy - Izmir Hava Yollari >Izair

Izmir Hava Yollari

2006 - 2006Renamed

Izmir Hava Yollari was founded in 2005 & renamed to Izair in 2006

^ Genealogy - Izmir Hava Yollari >Izair

Karadeniz Hava Yollari

1980* - 1996Inactive

 

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Kuzu Cargo Airlines

2004 - 2009Renamed

ULS Airlines Cargo started operations in 2004 as Baron Air Cargo. Renamed to Kuzu Cargo Airlines in 2004 & was rebranded to current name on 03Jul2009

^ Genealogy - Baron Air Cargo >Kuzu Cargo Airlines >ULS Airlines Cargo

MacStar

2010* - dateActive

 

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Marin Air

2004 - 2004Inactive

 

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Marmara Air

(1986)Renamed

Istanbul Airlines had Marmara Air merge in prior to it's start

^ Genealogy - Marmara Air >>Istanbul Airlines

Mas Air

1995 - 1995Inactive

 

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MMM Aero Services

1997 - 2002*Status?

 

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MNG Airlines (MNG Kargo)

1997 - dateActive

MNG Airlines started operations on 30Nov1997

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MyCARGO

2011 - dateActive

MyCARGO was established in 2003 & started operations on 29Jun2005 as ACT Airlines

^ Genealogy - ACT Airlines >MyCargo

Nesu Air

1986 - 1989Inactive

 

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Noble Air

1989 - 1991Inactive

 

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Onur Air (Onur Havayolları Taşımacılık)

1992 - dateActive

Onur Air was established on 14Apr1992 & first flight on 14May1992 to the Ercan Airport in Northern Republic of Cyprus

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Orex (Orbit Express Airlines)

2003 - 2007Inactive

Orex (Orbit Express Airlines) was formed in early 2003 & began operations in Apr2003

^ Genealogy -  

Orex Airlines

(2008)Began?

 

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Oriental Express

(2001)Began?

 

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Pan Havacilik

2004 - 2006Inactive

 

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Park Express

1999 - 2001Inactive

 

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Pegasus Airlines

1990 - dateActive

 

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Rose Air

1998 - 1998Inactive

 

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Saga Airlines

2004 - 2013Inactive

Saga Airlines was formed in 2004 & started operations in Jun2004. It was owned by Abdulkadir Kolot. Saga Airlines ceased its operations in May2013

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Seabird Airlines

2012 - 2015Inactive

Seabird Airlines was founded on 11Feb2010 by company chairman Kursad Arusan. Awarded its AOC on 14Feb2012 & launched services on 28Jun2012

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Sky Airlines

2001 - 2013Inactive

Sky Airlines operations started on 12Apr2001. Filed for bankruptcy and ceased all flight operations on 04Jun2013

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Sonmez Airlines

1984 - 2005Inactive

 

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Star Airlines

2008 - dateActive

 

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Sultan Air

1989 - 1997Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Sultan Air

SunExpress Airlines

1990 - dateActive

SunExpress was founded as a joint venture between Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa on 11Sep1989. Launched services on 04Apr1990 with a flight from Nuremburg to Antalya

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Sunways Intersun Havacilik

1995* - 1997Inactive

 

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Tailwind Airlines

2009 - dateActive

Tailwind Airlines started operations on 12May2009

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Talia Airways

1987* - 1988Inactive

 

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Tarhan Air

2007 - 2007Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Tarhan Air

Tarhan Tower Airlines

2006 - 2007Inactive

 

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Tayfunair

1996 - 1996Inactive

 

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Tepe Hava Cilik

2002* - 2002*Status?

 

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THK (Turk Hava Kurumu)

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

THK Cargo Airlines

(2014)Began?

 

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THT (Turk Hava Tasimaciligi)

1989 - 1993Renamed

THT (Turk Hava Tasimaciligi) was absorbed into THY

^ Genealogy - THT (Turk Hava Tasimaciligi) >>THY (Turkish Airlines)

Top Air

1990* - 2002Inactive

 

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Torosair (Toros Airways)

1987 - 1989Inactive

 

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Trans Anatolian Airlines

(****)Began?

 

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Trans-Asia Airlines

1998 - 1998Inactive

 

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TRUVA

1996 - 1996Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

TT Airlines (Tarhan Tower Airlines)

2006 - 2007Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Tarhan Air

TUR European Airways

1988 - 1994Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Turkish Airlines (THY)

1956 - dateActive

THY was formed in Ankara as Hava Yollari Devlet Isletmesi Idaresi on 20May1933 and began operations on 15Aug1933. Renamed to DHY (Devlet Hava Yollari) in 1938

^ Genealogy - Hava Yollari Devlet Isletmesi Idaresi >DHY >THY (Turkish Airlines)

Turkish Airlines Cargo

2004* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Turkish Express

(2007)Renamed

Turkish Express was renamed to AnadoluJet prior to starting

^ Genealogy - Turkish Express >AnadoluJet

TurkJet

(2003)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Turkol

(****)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Turkuaz

2008 - 2010Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

ULS Airlines Cargo

2009 - dateActive

ULS Airlines Cargo started operations in 2004 as Baron Air Cargo. Renamed to Kuzu Cargo Airlines in 2004 & was rebranded to current name on 03Jul2009

^ Genealogy - Baron Air Cargo >Kuzu Cargo Airlines >ULS Airlines Cargo

United European Airways

(****)Began?

 

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UPS (Uensped Paket Servisi)

2004 - 2006Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Van Way Airlines

(2011)Began?

 

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VIP-Air

1991 - 1991Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Sultan Air

World Focus Airline

2005 - 2008Renamed

World Focus Air rebranded to Ank Air on 24Jan2008

^ Genealogy - World Focus Air >Ankair

Yesilkus Airlines

(2005)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -