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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 DatesStatusTreeComments

 ACT Airlines

2005 - 2011*Renamed>MyCargo 

 Active Air (Active Aero)

1994 - 1995InactiveActive Air 

 Air Alfa Hava Yollari

1992 - 2002Inactive  

 Air Anatolia

1999 - 2002InactiveAir Anatolia 

 Air Rose

1999 - 2000Renamed>Euro Sun 

 Air Turkya

2011 - 20111Renamedairberlin Turkey 

 airberlin Turkey

2011 - 2012*Inactiveairberlin 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 - dateActiveAnadoluJet23 April 2008 - Turkish Airlines establishes Anadolujet

 Anex (An Express)

2000* - 2001Inactive  

 Ankair (Anka Air)

2008 - 2008InactiveAnkair24 Jan 2008 - World Focus Air rebrands to Ank Air

 Antalya Airways

**** - ****Inactive  

 Atlas International Airways

2001 - 2004Renamed>Atlasjet Airlines 

 Atlasjet Airlines

2013* - dateActiveAtlasjet Airlines 

 Atlasjet Global

(2014)Began?  

 Atlasjet International Airways

2004 - 2013*Renamed>Atlasjet Airlines 

 Atlasjet Iraq

(2012)Began?  

 Avia Cargo System (Avia Kargo Havayollari)

1994* - 1996Inactive  

 Ayjet

(2008)Began?  

 BAL

**** - ****Inactive  

 Baron Air Cargo

2004 - 2004Renamed>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* - 2010RenamedBora Jet Exclusive Charter >BoraJetformed in 2008

 BoraJet

2010 - dateActiveBora 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 - 2001InactiveEuro Sun 

 Express Airlines

(2001)Began?  

 Fly Air (FlyAir)

2002 - 2007Inactive  

 FreeBird Airlines

2001 - dateActive 05 Apr 2001 - starts operations with a service between Istanbul and Lyon

 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 - 2000InactiveIstanbul Airlines 

 Izair

2006 - dateActiveIzair 

 Izmir Hava Yollari

2006 - 2006Renamed>Izair 

 Karadeniz Hava Yollari

1980* - 1996Inactive  

 Kuzu Cargo Airlines

2004 - 2009Renamed>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* - dateActiveMyCargo 

 Nesu Air

1986 - 1989Inactive  

 Noble Air

1989 - 1991Inactive  

 Onur Air (Onur Havayolları Taşımacılık)

1992 - dateActive 14 April 1992 - is established / 14 May 1992 - first flight

 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 - dateActive  

 Sky Airlines

2001 - 2013Inactive  

 Sonmez Airlines

1984 - 2005Inactive  

 Star Airlines

2008 - dateActive  

 State Airlines Administration (Hava Yollari Devlet Isletmesi Idaresi)

1933 - 1938Renamed>THY (Turkish Airlines) 

 Sultan Air

1989 - 1997InactiveSultan Air 

 SunExpress Airlines

1990 - dateActive  

 Sunways Intersun Havacilik

1995* - 1997Inactive  

 Tailwind Airlines

2009 - dateActive  

 Talia Airways

1987* - 1988Inactive  

 Tarhan Air

2007 - 2007InactiveTarhan 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 - dateActiveTHY (Turkish Airlines) 

 Turkish Airlines Cargo

2004* - dateActive  

 Turkish Express

(2007)Began?>AnadoluJet 

 TurkJet

(2003)Began?  

 Turkol

(****)Began?  

 Turkuaz

2008 - 2010Inactive  

 ULS Airlines Cargo

2009 - dateActiveULS 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 - 2008Renamed>AnkairJanuary 24, 2008. World Focus Air rebrands to Ank Air

 Yesilkus Airlines

(2005)Began?  

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