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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.


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

Domestic Destinations

Adana Adana Şakirpaşa Airport ADA
Ankara Esenboğa International Airport ESB
Antalya Antalya Airport AYT
Batman Batman Airport BAL
Bodrum Milas–Bodrum Airport BJV
Dalaman Dalaman Airport DLM
Diyarbakır Diyarbakır Airport DIY
Elazığ Elazığ Airport EZS
Erzurum Erzurum Airport ERZ
Gaziantep Oğuzeli Airport GZT
Istanbul Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport SAW
Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport ADB
Kars Kars Airport KSY
Kayseri Erkilet International Airport ASR
Konya Konya Airport KYA
Malatya Malatya Erhaç Airport MLX
Ordu/Giresun[6] Ordu-Giresun Airport OGU
Samsun Samsun-Çarşamba Airport SZF
Trabzon Trabzon Airport TZX
Van Van Ferit Melen Airport VAN

International Destinations

Albania Tirana Tirana International Airport TIA
Austria Graz Graz Airport GRZ
Austria Innsbruck Innsbruck Airport INN
Austria Linz Linz Airport LNZ
Austria Salzburg Salzburg Airport SZG
Austria Vienna Vienna International Airport VIE
Bahrain Manama Bahrain International Airport BAH
Belgium Brussels Brussels Airport BRU
Bulgaria Burgas Burgas Airport BOJ
Bulgaria Sofia Sofia Airport SOF
Bulgaria Varna Varna Airport VAR
Denmark Copenhagen Copenhagen Airport CPH
Egypt Hurghada Hurghada International Airport HRG
Finland Helsinki Helsinki Airport HEL
France Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport CDG
France Strasbourg Strasbourg Airport SXB
Germany Berlin Berlin Tegel Airport TXL
Germany Bremen Bremen Airport BRE
Germany Cologne/Bonn Cologne Bonn Airport CGN
Germany Dortmund Dortmund Airport DTM
Germany Dresden Dresden Airport DRS
Germany Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Airport DUS
Germany Erfurt Erfurt–Weimar Airport ERF
Germany Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport FRA
Germany Friedrichshafen Friedrichshafen Airport FDH
Germany Hamburg Hamburg Airport HAM
Germany Hannover Hannover Airport HAJ
Germany Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport FKB
Germany Leipzig/Halle Leipzig/Halle Airport LEJ
Germany Memmingen Memmingen Airport FMM
Germany Munich Munich Airport MUC
Germany Münster/Osnabrück Münster Osnabrück International Airport FMO
Germany Nuremberg Nuremberg Airport NUE
Germany Paderborn Paderborn Lippstadt Airport PAD
Germany Saarbrücken Saarbrücken Airport SCN
Germany Stuttgart Stuttgart Airport STR
Greece Chania Chania International Airport CHQ
Greece Heraklion Heraklion International Airport HER
Iran Tehran Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport IKA
Italy Lamezia Terme Lamezia Terme International Airport SUF
Kosovo Pristina Pristina International Airport PRN
Macedonia Skopje Skopje Airport SKP
Morocco Agadir Agadir–Al Massira Airport AGA
Morocco Nador Nador International Airport NDR
Netherlands Amsterdam Amsterdam Airport Schiphol AMS
Norway Oslo Oslo Airport, Gardermoen OSL
Romania Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport OTP
Russia Moscow Zhukovsky International Airport[5] ZIA
Russia Saint Petersburg[7] Pulkovo Airport LED
Saudi Arabia Dammam King Fahd International Airport DMM
Spain Fuerteventura Fuerteventura Airport FUE
Spain Gran Canaria Gran Canaria Airport LPA
Spain Lanzarote Lanzarote Airport ACE
Spain Tenerife Tenerife South Airport TFS
Sweden Stockholm Stockholm Arlanda Airport ARN
Switzerland Geneva Geneva Airport GVA
Switzerland Zürich Zurich Airport ZRH
Switzerland / France Basel/Mulhouse EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg BSL
The Netherlands Eindhoven Eindhoven Airport EIN
United Kingdom London London Luton Airport LTN


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.

Flights to/from Germany


20 kg 25 kg 30 kg

Flights to/from Turkey


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.


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.

Route Map

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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 Andolujet, Corendon Airlines, Freebird Airlines, Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines.

SunExpress Food

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.

SunExpress Fleet

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 he Boeing 737 MAX 8.

Frequent Flyer Programme

SunExpress your benefits

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 you're flights, whether it's by reserving a seat, adding baggage or by even inviting friends and family to join SunExpress your benefits program.

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.

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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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