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SunExpress is a passenger and scheduled charter Turkish airline. It flies to several destinations across Europe, Asia and North Africa, serving more than 100 locations overall. The airline has a home base in Antalya on the Turkish Riviera and a secondary base in Izmir on the Aegean coast.

Founded in 1989 as a subsidiary of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, SunExpress mainly focuses on flying to destinations Turkey and Germany. The airline initially launched as a charter airline and flew its first flight between Antalya and Frankfurt in 1990. Shortly after, it began flying scheduled flights with both international and domestic services. The airline has also subsidiaries: SunExpress Germany and Deutschland.

Baggage Allowance

Carry-on Baggage

SunExpress allows passengers to one free item of carry-on baggage. This must weigh a maximum of 8 kg (17.6 lbs) and fit within the dimensions of 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm (21.6" x 15.7" x 9").

Checked Baggage

The checked baggage allowance will depend on the fare class and the route that the passenger has chosen.

Infants under the age of 2 years will be allowed to bring 20 kg of baggage. Pushchairs and child car seats are stored in the hold of the aircraft at no additional cost.

Flights to/from Germany

If your destination is Egypt, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Canary Islands, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia, Cyprus, Antalya, Alanya/Gazipasa, Bodrum or Dalaman, the following checked baggage allowance rules apply:

SunEco - 20kg

SunClassic - 25kg

SunPremium - 30kg

For all other Turkish destinations:

SunEco -30kg

SunClassic - 35kg

SunPremium - 40kg

Flights to/from Turkey

If your destination is Antalya, Alanya/Gazipasa, Bodrum or Dalaman, the following checked baggage rules apply:

SunEco - 20kg

SunClassic - 25kg

SunPremium - 30kg

All other Turkish destinations:

SunEco - 30kg

SunClassic - 35kg

SunPremium - 40kg

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

SunExpress offers online check-in for passengers. This can be completed by visiting the SunExpress online check-in page.

For domestic flights from Turkey, SunExpress online check-in will open between 24 hours–45 minutes prior to departure.

For international flights from Turkey, SunExpress online check-in will open between 24–1 hour prior to departure.

For international flights from all other airports, check-in will be open from 24–3.5 hours prior to departure.

Airport Check-In

Airport check-in can be completed by presenting the relevant travel documents to an airline check-in agent at the check-in desks at the airport of departure. SunExpress recommend passengers to check-in at the airport at least two and a half hours before departure time.

On international flights, passengers must be present at the gate with their boarding card at least 45 minutes before their flight departure time.

On domestic flights, passengers must be present at the gate with their boarding card at least 30 minutes before their flight departure time.

Food & Drink

The food available of SunExpress flights will vary depending on the ticket fare you purchased at the time of booking.

SunEco: When flying in economy, you'll not be entitled to any food and drinks free of charge on board. However, you purchase a number of small appetisers from our SunCafé menu.

SunClassic: You'll be offered from a variety of sweet and salty snacks and still water, which will all presented in a nice Snack Box.

SunPremium: You'll receive a number of sweet and salty snacks, a delicious hot pizza and a non-alcoholic drink.

Frequent Flyer Program

SunExpress 'your benefits' is the frequent flyer programme of SunExpress. With SunExpess 'your benefits' you can earn and spend points with SunExpress. When you fly 10 times with SunExpress, you'll get 1 free flight - a free flight is redeemable within 3 years. There are so many points you can earn with SunExpress 'your flights', whether it's by reserving a seat, adding baggage or by even inviting friends and family to join SunExpress your benefits program.

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Destinations that SunExpress flies to

SunExpress serves a number of destinations in Europe and the Middle East, as per the tables below detailing the domestic and international routes:

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Hub Airport

Antalya Airport

Antalya Airport (AYT) is an international airport in Turkey and is the hub airport for SunExpress. The airport is among the top three busiest airports in Turkey and serves more than 7 million passengers per year. Although the airport does facilitate regular flights year-round, most of the flight at the airport operate on a seasonal basis. The airport has three runways and three terminals.

Antalya Airport is also a hub for AJetCorendon AirlinesFreebird AirlinesPegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines.


SunExpress has one of the most reliable and modern fleets in Europe. SunExpress currently consists of solely Boeing 737 aircraft. This includes the Boeing 737-800 and the Boeing 737 MAX 8.

Seat Selection

If you're travelling with your family, we recommend that you reserve your seat on SunExpress flights now! With 'Best Family Offer' you ca save up to 40% on selected seats. Please note that at least one child and one adult must be listed on the booking in order to receive the Best Family Offer.

You can also buy XLeg seats if you wish to have more legroom. XLeg seats is available to book up to 3 hours before your flight departure time on domestic flights and up to 6 hours prior to your flight departure on international flights.

Frequently asked questions

Where does SunExpress fly to?

SunExpress flies to over 65 destinations across Asia and Europe. This includes destinations to Paris, Frankfurt, London, Vienna, Brussels and many more!

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How much are SunExpress flights?

The price of SunExpress flight tickets will depend on the destination that you're travelling to/from. However, the price of your SunExpress flight ticket will also depend on the cabin class you fly in. Use the search form at the top of the page to begin searching for cheap SunExpress flights.