MIAMI – Antalya, Turkey-based SunExpress (XQ) has announced new flights to its summer flight schedule. The airline will now offer flights to 16 destinations in Europe.

SunExpress has already started flying twice-weekly between the Black Sea province of Zonguldak and Dusseldorf (DUS), Germany.

Soon to join flights to DUS will be service from the province of Hatay and the central Eskisehir province. Along with Dusseldorf, XQ adds Brussels (BRU), flying three times a week from Eskisehir. XQ will also add Frankfurt (FRA) to its schedule, operating weekly flights from the province of Malatya.

SunExpress D-ASMA Boeing 737-9 MAX. Photo: Nick Sheeder/Airways


SunExpress began operations in 1990 as a joint venture with Turkish Airlines (TK), and Lufthansa (LH). The airline operates a modern fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft, it currently has 58 examples of the type in the fleet. XQ boasts that it operates one of the most modern fleet of aircraft in Europe.

SunExpress receives the recognition of being the first private airline to operate international flights from Turkey in 2001, serving FRA. The first of XQ’s Boeing 737-800’s were delivered new from Boeing in May, 2010. XQ also introduced a new corporate identity at that time, along with new uniforms, a new livery and logo.

Featured image: SunExpress TC-SEO Boeing 737-800. Photo: Alberto Cucini/Airways