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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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08Dec14 Atlasjet Global'Planned' airline that is about to receive it's first aircraft, an A320-200 added
31Jul14THK Cargo AirlinesWill be operating two Boeing-747F freighter aircraft on scheduled services added

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AirlineOperating DatesStatusComments

ACT Airlines

2005 - 2011Renamed

MyCARGO was established in 2003 as ACT Airlines

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Orbit Express Airlines >ACT Airlines >MyCargo

Active Air (Active Aero)

1994 - 1995Inactive

 

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Active Air

Air Alfa Hava Yollari

1992 - 2002Inactive

 

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Air Anatolia

1999 - 2002Inactive

 

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Air Anatolia

Air Rose

1999 - 2000Renamed

 

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>Euro Sun

Air Turkya

2011 - 2011Renamed

 

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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

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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 establishes Anadolujet on 23Apr2008

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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

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World Focus Air >Ankair

Antalya Airways

**** - ****Inactive

 

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Atlas International Airways

2001 - 2004Renamed

Atlasjet Airlines was fromed in 2001 as Atlas International Airways

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Atlas International Airways >Atlasjet International Airways >Atlasjet Airlines

Atlasjet Airlines

2013* - dateActive

Atlasjet Airlines was fromed in 2001 as Atlas International Airways

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Atlas International Airways >Atlasjet International Airways >Atlasjet Airlines

Atlasjet Global

(2014)Began?

 

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Atlasjet International Airways

2004 - 2013*Renamed

 

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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

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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

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Bora Jet Exclusive Charter >BoraJet

BoraJet

2010 - dateActive

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

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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

 

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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

 

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Euro Sun

Express Airlines

(2001)Began?

 

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Fly Air (FlyAir)

2002 - 2007Inactive

 

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FreeBird Airlines

2001 - dateActive

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

 

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Greenair +>Active Air

GTI Airlines

1996 - 1999Renamed

 

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>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

Turkish Airlines is established on 20May1933 as Hava Yollari Devlet Isletmesi Idaresi & started ops on 15Aug1933

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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 started operations in mid-2002 on charter flights between Turkey and European destinations. Ceased operations on 18Nov2008

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Istair

1986 - 1988Inactive

 

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Istanbul Airlines

1986 - 2000Inactive

 

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Istanbul Airlines

Izair

2006 - dateActive

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

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Izair

Izmir Hava Yollari

2006 - 2006Renamed

founded in 2005 & renamed to Izair in 2006

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>Izair

Karadeniz Hava Yollari

1980* - 1996Inactive

 

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Kuzu Cargo Airlines

2004 - 2009Renamed

Kuzu Cargo Airlines started operations in 2004 as Baron Air Cargo

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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* - 1986*Renamed

 

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>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 as ACT Airlines

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Orbit Express Airlines >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

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Orbit Express Airlines

1994 - dateActive

Orbit Express Airlines was formed in Feb 1993 & commenced services on 30Nov1994

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Orbit Express Airlines >ACT Airlines >MyCargo

Orex (Oriental Express)

2003 - 2007Inactive

 

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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 - dateActive

 

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Seabird Airlines

2012 - 2015Inactive

has officially ceased operations following months of inactivity

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Sky Airlines

2001 - 2013Inactive

Sky Airlines 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

 

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Sultan Air

SunExpress Airlines

1990 - dateActive

SunExpress is founded on this date as a joint venture between Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa on 11Sep1989

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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

 

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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?

 

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THK Cargo Airlines

(2014)Began?

 

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THT (Turk Hava Tasimaciligi)

1989 - 1993Renamed

 

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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

 

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TT Airlines (Tarhan Tower Airlines)

2006 - 2007Renamed

 

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>Tarhan Air

TUR European Airways

1988 - 1994Inactive

 

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Turkish Airlines (THY)

1956 - dateActive

Turkish Airlines is established on 20May1933 as State Airlines Administration & starts ops on 15Aug1933

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

Turkish Airlines Cargo

2004* - dateActive

 

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Turkish Express

(2007)Began?

 

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Turkish Express >AnadoluJet

TurkJet

(2003)Began?

 

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Turkol

(****)Began?

 

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Turkuaz

2008 - 2010Inactive

 

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ULS Airlines Cargo

2009 - dateActive

ULS Airlines Cargo started operationss in 2004 as Baron Air Cargo & rebranded on 03Jul2009

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Baron Air Cargo >Kuzu Cargo Airlines >ULS Airlines Cargo

United European Airways

(****)Began?

 

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UPS (Uensped Paket Servisi)

2004 - 2006Inactive

 

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Van Way Airlines

(2011)Began?

 

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VIP-Air

1991 - 1991Renamed

 

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>Sultan Air

World Focus Airline

2005 - 2008Renamed

World Focus Air rebranded to Ank Air on 24Jan2008

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World Focus Air >Ankair

Yesilkus Airlines

(2005)Began?

 

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