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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 Naxçıvan, 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
Amendments  

09 May 2018

Bursa Airlines was established in Jan1974, but the first flight was not until 16May1977. Operations ceased in Jan1985 [updated]

27 Jan 2018

Rota Air was established as an FBO at Istanbul in 1995, Rota also operated executive and small group passenger charters. Based out of Ataturk Airport [added]

23 Jan 2018

Türkmenair [added], founded in 2008 (Istanbul Atatürk), rebranded itself as JetGlobe [added] (Istanbul Atatürk) in an effort to better reflect its global positioning

ACT Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2005 - 2011
Airline Code : 9T : RUN
Genealogy : ACT Airlines >MyCargo
Comments : MyCargo was established in 2003 & started operations on 29Jun2005 as ACT Airlines
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Active Air (Active Aero)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : AKV
Genealogy : Greenair +>Active Air
Comments : Greenair was founded in 1990 to fly Turkish expatriate workers and tourists from destinations in Germany and Paris, London, Milan and Amsterdam to Turkey. Ceased operations in Dec1994 [ACTIVE AIR was formed in 1995 after GREENAIR had ceased operations]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Alfa Hava Yollari  last update: 19Jan2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 2001
Airline Code : H7 : LFA
Genealogy : Air Alpha +>Alpha Air
Comments : Air Alfa Hava Yollari was formed in 1992 & operated charter flights to European destinations. Air Alfa ceased operations in Dec2001. The airline restarted in 2002 under the name 'Alpha Airlines', but this was quickly forgotten as it ceased operations and filed for bankruptcy & had its licence revoked on 17Nov2002
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Anatolia  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 2002
Airline Code : TD : NTL
Genealogy : GTI Airlines >Air Anatolia
Comments : Air Anatolia was formerly known as GTI Airlines (founded in 1996). Istanbul based charter carrier that ceased operations in 2002
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Rose  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1999 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Rose >Euro Sun
Comments : Air Rose, founded in 1997, was an operator of B.737-300 offering charter flights throughout Europe. Suspended flights in early 2000 and was restarted under the name of Euro Sun
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Turkya  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2011 - 2011
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Turkya >airberlin Turkey
Comments : Airberlin Turkey, a joint venture between Airberlin and Pegasus Airlines, launched operations on 01Nov2011 between Antalya and Stuttgart as Air Turkya. Renamed to airberlin Turkey in 2011. Ceased operations in Mar2013
Aircraft : Nil at this time

airberlin Turkey  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2011 - 2013
Airline Code : AB : BER
Genealogy : Air Turkya >airberlin Turkey
Comments : Airberlin Turkey, a joint venture between Airberlin and Pegasus Airlines, launched operations on 01Nov2011 between Antalya and Stuttgart as Air Turkya. Renamed to airberlin Turkey in 2011. Ceased operations in Mar2013
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airgroup Havacilik   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 1994
Airline Code : -- : AGH
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Akdeniz Airlines (Air Mediterranean)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 1995
Airline Code : -- : AKD
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Akdeniz Hava Yollari, which was the official name for Akdeniz Airlines, was founded in 1995. Services began in Jun1995 and by Dec1995 the airline had ceased operations and all three aircraft were returned to the lessors
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Albatros Batros Hava Yollari (Air Albatros)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 1996
Airline Code : 8Z : ABK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Albatros Batros Hava Yollari (Air Albatros) was formed in 1992 & began operations in May1992 with B727-200 to transport German tourists to holiday resorts in Turkey. It ceased operations in Mar1996
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Alpha Air  last update: 19Jan2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2002
Airline Code : H7 : LFA
Genealogy : Air Alpha +>Alpha Air
Comments : [Air Alfa Hava Yollari was formed in 1992 & operated charter flights to European destinations. Air Alfa ceased operations in Dec2001. The airline restarted in 2002 under the name 'Alpha Airlines', but this was quickly forgotten as it ceased operations and filed for bankruptcy & had its licence revoked on 17Nov2002]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Anadolu Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989 - 1989
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Anadolu Express   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000* - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

AnadoluJet  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Airline Code : TK : THY
Genealogy : Turkish Express >AnadoluJet
Comments : Turkish Airlines established Anadolujet on 23Apr2008 for lo-cost services. Was rebranded from Turkish Express prior to it starting operations. On 04Sep2008, the airline started international flights connecting Hatay and Ercan International Airport
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Anex (An Express)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000* - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ANX
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ankair (Anka Air)  last update: 23Jan2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2008
Airline Code : -- : VVF
Genealogy : World Focus Air >Ankair
Comments : AnkAir was formed in 2005 as World Focus Air Started operations on 27Sep2005. Rebranded on 24Jan2008 & ceased operations on 21Jul2008 after it lost its operating certificate. Turkish aviation regulations require a minimum of three aircraft per carrier to retain an air operator certificate and Ankair only operated two MD-83s (Subsiduary of Turkish travel agency Ani Tur. Internal and domestic charter services)
Aircraft : A.310 | MD83

Antalya Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Atlas International Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2001 - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Atlas International Airways >Atlasjet International Airways >Atlasjet Airlines >AtlasGlobal
Comments : - [AtlasGlobal was formed on 14Mar2001 & started operations on 01Jun2001 as Atlas International Airways. Renamed to Atlasjet. Renamed to current name on 31Mar2015. Charter carrier based in Antalya]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

AtlasGlobal  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Atlas International Airways >Atlasjet International Airways >Atlasjet Airlines >AtlasGlobal
Comments : AtlasGlobal was formed on 14Mar2001 & started operations on 01Jun2001 as Atlas International Airways. Renamed to Atlasjet & then to current name on 31Mar2015. Charter carrier based in Antalya
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Atlasjet  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2013* - 2015
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Atlas International Airways >Atlasjet International Airways >Atlasjet >AtlasGlobal
Comments : - [AtlasGlobal was formed on 14Mar2001 & started operations on 01Jun2001 as Atlas International Airways. Renamed to Atlasjet. Renamed to current name on 31Mar2015. Charter carrier based in Antalya ]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Atlasjet International Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2004 - 2013*
Airline Code : KK : KKK
Genealogy : Atlas International Airways >Atlasjet International Airways >Atlasjet Airlines >AtlasGlobal
Comments : [AtlasGlobal was formed on 14Mar2001 & started operations on 01Jun2001 as Atlas International Airways. Renamed to Atlasjet. Renamed to current name on 31Mar2015. Charter carrier based in Antalya ]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Atlasjet Iraq   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2012)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Avia Cargo System (Avia Kargo Havayollari)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 1996
Airline Code : -- : AVK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ayjet   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2008)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

BAL (BAL Havayolları)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1977* - 1981
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Baron Air Cargo   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2004 - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Baron Air Cargo >Kuzu Cargo Airlines >ULS Airlines Cargo
Comments : 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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bata Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

BestAir   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2006 - 2010
Airline Code : 5F : BST
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Birgenair   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1988 - 1996
Airline Code : KT : BHY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Blue Line Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1992* - 1992*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bogazici Air Transport (Bosphorus Air Transport)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1987 - 1989
Airline Code : PQ : BHT
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Boğaziçi Hava Taşımacılığı (Bogazici Air Transport) was formed in 1986 as a cargo and passenger carrier
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bora Jet Exclusive Charter  last update: 24Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2008* - 2010
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Bora Jet Exclusive Charter >BoraJet
Comments : - [BoraJet was formed in 2008 as Bora Jet Exclusive Charter & started operations on 07May2010. Awarded a regional air operations licence and began regular operations on 07May2010. Initially linked 11 destinations with a fleet of four ATR72-500s. On 20Dec2010 the airline began operating domestic wet-lease services on behalf of Anadolu Jet using two of its ATR72 aircraft. On 24Apr2017, the company announced that they will temporarily suspend their operations and 30,000 existing flight reservations would be transferred to Turkish Airlines. The reason for this suspension was declared by BoraJet as restructuring process to prepare itself for Istanbul’s new airport]
Aircraft : ATR.72-500

BoraJet  last update: 24Apr2018

Status : Restarting

Dates :

2010 - 2017
Airline Code : BJ : BRJ
Genealogy : Bora Jet Exclusive Charter >BoraJet
Comments : BoraJet was formed in 2008 as Bora Jet Exclusive Charter & started operations on 07May2010. Awarded a regional air operations licence and began regular operations on 07May2010. Initially linked 11 destinations with a fleet of four ATR72-500s. On 20Dec2010 the airline began operating domestic wet-lease services on behalf of Anadolu Jet using two of its ATR72 aircraft. On 24Apr2017, the company announced that they will temporarily suspend their operations and 30,000 existing flight reservations would be transferred to Turkish Airlines. The reason for this suspension was declared by BoraJet as restructuring process to prepare itself for Istanbul’s new airport
Aircraft : ATR.72-500

Bosphorus Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 1994
Airline Code : 6Z : BSP
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bosphorus European Airways (BEA)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2004
Airline Code : -- : BHY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Bosphorus European Airways (BEA) was a charter airline operating services between Turkey and Western Europe. Ceased operations.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bursa Airlines (Bursa Havayolları)  last update: 09May2019

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1977 - 1985
Airline Code : WL : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Bursa Airlines was established in Jan1974, but the first flight was not until 16May1977. Operations ceased in Jan1985
Aircraft : B.707-321 | CASA C-212-100 | DC.8 21 | DC.8-52 | Vickers Viscount 708

CAT (Cargo Air Transport)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

CAT Cargo Air Transport   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994 - 1997
Airline Code : DZ : KET
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Cebiair   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1998*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Corendon  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Airline Code : 7H : CAI
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Corendon was founded in Nov2004 with flight operations starting in Apr2005. Low-cost carrier out of Istanbul
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Dardanel Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 1999
Airline Code : -- : DRD
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

DHY (Devlet Hava Yollari)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1938 - 1956
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hava Yollari Devlet Isletmesi Idaresi >DHY >THY (Turkish Airlines)
Comments : 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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Dogus Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998* - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Doruk Tourism Trade & Industry   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1994* - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Doruk Tourism Trade & Industry was founded 1994. It was the rotary-wing division of Doruk & established at Antalya in 1994 to transport tourists to historic sites in the local vicinity. Additional cargo and passenger charters are also undertaken as contracted
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ekspress Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

EuroSun (Euro Sun)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000 - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Rose >Euro Sun
Comments : Air Rose, founded in 1997, 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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Express Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2001)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Fly Air (FlyAir)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2007
Airline Code : F2 : FLM
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

FreeBird Airlines  last update: 05Apr2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2001 - date
Airline Code : FH : FHY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : FreeBird Airlines was established in Jun2000 & started operations with a service between Istanbul and Lyon on 05Apr2001. It operates holiday charter flights to Europe, Israel and Lebanon from Turkish holiday resorts
Aircraft : A.320-200 | A.321-200 | MD.83

Genel Havacilik  added: 25Nov2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1981* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Genel Havacilik is a private and business charter carrier based out of Istanbul Atatürk/Yesilköy International (IST). Genel Havacilik was established as Turkey’s first private aircraft charter company in 1981 with a Cessna 310 and Piper Navajo. Later in 1985 company extended its flight operations with Bell 206 helicopters
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Global Air Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996 - 1999
Airline Code : -- : GLH
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Golden Horn Aviation  last update: 03Feb2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990* - 1994*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : B.707-300

Golden International Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2007 - 2007
Airline Code : -- : GTC
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Greenair  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1990 - 1994
Airline Code : WK : GRN
Genealogy : Greenair +>Active Air
Comments : Greenair was founded in 1990 to fly Turkish expatriate workers and tourists from destinations in Germany and Paris, London, Milan and Amsterdam to Turkey. Ceased operations in Dec1994 [ACTIVE AIR was formed in 1995 after GREENAIR had ceased operations]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

GTI Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1996 - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : GTI Airlines >Air Anatolia
Comments : Air Anatolia was formerly known as GTI Airlines (founded in 1996). Istanbul based charter carrier that ceased operations in 2002
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Guven Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999* - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Han Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997 - 1997
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Hava Yollari Devlet Isletmesi Idaresi (State Airlines Administration)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1933 - 1938
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hava Yollari Devlet Isletmesi Idaresi >DHY >THY (Turkish Airlines)
Comments : 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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Holiday Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994 - 1996
Airline Code : HW : HLD
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Holland Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Imsik   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1988 - 1988
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Inter Airlines (Inter Express)  last update: 04Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2008
Airline Code : 6K : INX
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Inter Airlines was founded in Dec1999 & started operations on 04Apr2002 on charter flights between Turkey and European destinations. Ceased operations on 18Nov2008. Fully owned by Birce Tours
Aircraft : A.321-200 | B.737-800

Istair   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1986 - 1988
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Istanbul Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1986 - 2000
Airline Code : IL : IST
Genealogy : >Istanbul Airlines
Comments : Istanbul Airlines was a scheduled and charter passenger services. License revoked in 2000 by Turkish Authorities. It had MARMARA AIR merge in prior to it's start
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Izair   

Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
Airline Code : H9 : IZM
Genealogy : Izmir Hava Yollari >Izair
Comments : Izair was formed in 2005 as Izmir Hava Yollari & started operations on 14Jun2006
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Izmir Hava Yollari   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2006 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : IZM
Genealogy : Izmir Hava Yollari >Izair
Comments : Izmir Hava Yollari was founded in 2005 & renamed to Izair in 2006
Aircraft : Nil at this time

JetGlobe  added: 23Jan2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2018 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Türkmenair >JetGlobe
Comments : Türkmenair, founded in 2008 (Istanbul Atatürk), rebranded itself as JetGlobe (Istanbul Atatürk) in an effort to better reflect its global positioning
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Karadeniz Hava Yollari   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1980* - 1996
Airline Code : -- : AZG
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Kuzu Cargo Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2004 - 2009
Airline Code : GO : KZU
Genealogy : Baron Air Cargo >Kuzu Cargo Airlines >ULS Airlines Cargo
Comments : 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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

MacStar   

Status : Active

Dates :

2010* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Marin Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Marmara Air   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

(1986)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Marmara Air >>Istanbul Airlines
Comments : Istanbul Airlines had Marmara Air merge in prior to it's start
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Mas Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Mas Air was founded in Istanbul in late 1994
Aircraft : Nil at this time

MC Aviation  added: 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : MC Aviation Partners Inc. (together with its subsidiaries collectively, “MCAP”) is the aircraft leasing and trading arm of Mitsubishi Corporation. It has applied to the Turkish civil aviation regulator (Sivil Havacılık Genel Müdürlüğü - SHGM) for an Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) as it prepares to enter the business charter market niche
Aircraft : Nil at this time

MMM Aero Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1997 - 2002*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

MNG Airlines (MNG Kargo)  last update: 12Mar2018

Status : Active

Dates :

1997 - date
Airline Code : MB : MNB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : MNG Airlines is an Istanbul Ataturk International based scheduled charter cargo carrier that was formed in 1997. It started operations on 30Nov1997
Aircraft : A.300-600F | A.300B4-200 | A.300B4-200F | A.300F4 | A.330-200F | B.737-400F | F.27-500F | F.27-600 | MD.82

MyCARGO   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Airline Code : 9T : RUN
Genealogy : ACT Airlines >MyCargo
Comments : MyCARGO was established in 2003 & started operations on 29Jun2005 as ACT Airlines
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Nesu Air  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1986 - 1989
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Nesu Air started as a an air-taxi operator in 1983 and moved into airline operation in 1988. Flew DC3 aircraft on nostalgic flights out of Antalya and Capadocia until the airline went out of business in 1989
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Noble Air  last update: 06Mar2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989 - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Started with a twice weekly Istanbul-LGW schedule but hoped to expand. Unfortunately eventually ceased operating
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Onur Air (Onur Havayolları Taşımacılık)  last update: 10Mar2018

Status : Active

Dates :

1992 - date
Airline Code : 8Q : OHY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Onur Air was established on 14Apr1992 & first flight on 14May1992 to the Ercan Airport in Northern Republic of Cyprus. International and regional scheduled passenger and cargo carrier out of Istanbul Ataturk International
Aircraft : A.300-600R | A.300B2 | A.300B4-100 | A.300B4-200 | A.320-200 | A.321-100 | A.321-200 | A.330-300 | MD.82 | MD.83 | MD.88

Orex (Orbit Express Airlines)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2007
Airline Code : OA : OAC
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Orex (Orbit Express Airlines) was formed in Feb2003 & began operations in Apr2003. Cargo carrier initially operating between Istanbul and Dubai + Ostend
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Orex Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2008)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Oriental Express   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2001)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Pan Havacilik   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : PHT
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Park Express   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Pegasus Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1990 - date
Airline Code : PC : PGT
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Net and Silkar, partnered with Aer Lingus to create an inclusive tour charter airline called Pegasus Airlines on 01Dec1989 and services were inaugurated on 15Apr1990. Charter airline providing holiday flights to Turkey from various points in northern Europe.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Rey Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2016* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No information as yet on Rey Airlines
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Rose Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Rota Air  added: 27Jan2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1995* - 1996*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : ROTA AIR was established as an FBO at Istanbul in 1995, Rota also operated executive and small group passenger charters. Based out of Ataturk Airport
Aircraft : Cessna 560 Citation V | C-650 Citation VII

Saga Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2013
Airline Code : H3 : SGX
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Saga Airlines was formed in 2004 & started operations in Jun2004. It was owned by Abdulkadir Kolot. Saga Airlines ceased its operations in May2013
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Seabird Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2012 - 2015
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Seabird Airlines was founded on 11Feb2010 by company chairman Kursad Arusan. Awarded its AOC on 14Feb2012 & launched services on 28Jun2012. It ceased operations in Jun2015, citing financial difficulties, most likely driven by a drop in wealthy Russian tourists
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Sky Airlines  last update: 12Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2013
Airline Code : ZY : SHY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Sky Airlines was formed in 2000 and operations started on 12Apr2001. It was set up by Turkish tour operator, Kayi Tour in Antalya to operate services to various European destinations. Filed for bankruptcy and ceased all flight operations on 04Jun2013
Aircraft : A.320-200 | A.321-200 | B.737-400 | B.737-800 | B.737-900ER

Sonmez Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1984 - 2005
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Star Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Airline Code : Z3 : STM
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Sultan Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989 - 1997
Airline Code : KJ : SUT
Genealogy : Sultan Air
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

SunExpress Airlines  last update: 04Apr2018

Status : Active

Dates :

1990 - date
Airline Code : XQ : SXS
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : 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)
Aircraft : B.737-800 | B.757-200 | MD.80

Sunways Intersun Havacilik   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995* - 1997
Airline Code : IS : SWW
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Tailwind Airlines  last update: 12May2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Airline Code : TW : TWI
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Tailwind Airlines was founded in 2006 but started operations on 12May2009 - International charter passenger services out of Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International
Aircraft : B.737-400

Talia Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1987* - 1988
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Tarhan Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2007 - 2007
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Tarhan Air
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Tarhan Tower Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2006 - 2007
Airline Code : -- : TTH
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Tayfunair   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Tepe Hava Cilik   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002* - 2002*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

THK (Turk Hava Kurumu)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : THK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

THK Cargo Airlines  last update: 17Apr2018

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : THK Cargo Airlines is an intended All Cargo Airline Based in Istanbul. Running scheduled services globally between continents connecting Far East to Middle East and South American Continents to Europe
Aircraft : Nil at this time

THT (Turk Hava Tasimaciligi)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1989 - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : THT (Turk Hava Tasimaciligi) >>THY (Turkish Airlines)
Comments : THT (Turk Hava Tasimaciligi) was absorbed into THY [THY was formed in Ankara as HAVA YOLLARI DEVLET ISLETMESI IDARESI and began operations with an Isyanbul-Eskisehir-Ankara services. The name was changed to DHY (Devlet Hava Yollari) in 1938 and absorbed THT in 1993. National carrier of Turkey. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Top Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990* - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Torosair (Toros Airways)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1987 - 1989
Airline Code : CN : TAU
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Trans Anatolian Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Trans-Asia Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

TRUVA   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

TT Airlines (Tarhan Tower Airlines)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2006 - 2007
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Tarhan Air
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

TUR European Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1988 - 1994
Airline Code : YI : TUR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Turkish Airlines (THY)  last update: 20May2018

Status : Active

Dates :

1956 - date
Airline Code : TK : THY
Genealogy : Hava Yollari Devlet Isletmesi Idaresi >DHY >THY (Turkish Airlines)
Comments : THY was formed in Ankara as HAVA YOLLARI DEVLET ISLETMESI IDARESI on 20May1933 and began operations on 15Aug1933 with an Isyanbul-Eskisehir-Ankara services. The name was changed to DHY (Devlet Hava Yollari) in 1938 and absorbed THT in 1993. National carrier of Turkey - International and regional passenger and cargo airline
Aircraft : A.310-200 | A.310-300 | A.319-100 | A.320-200 | A.320neo | A.321-200 | A.321neo | A.330-200 | A.330-300 | A.340-300 | Avro RJ100 | Avro RJ100ER | Avro RJ70ER | B.707-300 | B.727-200 Adv | B.737-400 | B.737-500 | B.737-700 | B.737-800 | B.737-900ER | B.737MAX | B.777-300ER | DC.10-10 | DC.9-32 | DH Heron Mk II | F.28-1000 | Fairchild Metro III | Vickers Viscount

Turkish Airlines Cargo   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Turkish Express  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

(2007)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Turkish Express >AnadoluJet
Comments : Turkish Airlines established Anadolujet on 23Apr2008 for lo-cost services. Was rebranded from Turkish Express prior to it starting operations. On 04Sep2008, the airline started international flights connecting Hatay and Ercan International Airport
Aircraft : Nil at this time

TurkJet   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2003)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Türkmenair  added: 23Jan2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2008* - 2018
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Türkmenair >JetGlobe
Comments : Türkmenair, founded in 2008 (Istanbul Atatürk), rebranded itself as JetGlobe (Istanbul Atatürk) in an effort to better reflect its global positioning
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Turkol   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Turkuaz   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2010
Airline Code : -- : TRK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

ULS Airlines Cargo   

Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Airline Code : GO : KZU
Genealogy : Baron Air Cargo >Kuzu Cargo Airlines >ULS Airlines Cargo
Comments : 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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

United European Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

UPS (Uensped Paket Servisi)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Van Way Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2011)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

VIP-Air   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1991 - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : VIP-Air >>Sultan Air
Comments : VIP-Air was launched by Sultan Air and was absorbed into the parent airline after a short while
Aircraft : Nil at this time

World Focus Airline  last update: 23Jan2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2005 - 2008
Airline Code : -- : VVF
Genealogy : World Focus Air >Ankair
Comments : No further information at this time - [Ank Air was formed in 2005 as World Focus Air Started operations on 27Sep2005. Rebranded on 24Jan2008 & ceased operations on 21Jul2008 after it lost its operating certificate. Turkish aviation regulations require a minimum of three aircraft per carrier to retain an air operator certificate and Ankair only operated two MD-83s (Subsiduary of Turkish travel agency Ani Tur. Internal and domestic charter services)]
Aircraft : A.310 | MD.83

Yesilkus Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time