SunExpress Deutschland

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SunExpress Deutschland
Founded 2010
Commenced operations 2011
Operating bases
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program SunPoints
Fleet size 14
Destinations 20
Parent company
Headquarters Frankfurt, Germany

SunExpress Deutschland GmbH is a German leisure airline based in Frankfurt. It is a subsidiary of SunExpress, which itself is a subsidiary of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa. Its main base is Frankfurt Airport with smaller bases at several other airports throughout Germany.


SunExpress Germany was founded on the 8 June 2011 as a subsidiary of SunExpress and started operations with three Boeing 737-800. It was founded in order to fly from Germany to the Red Sea using the German AOC. These routes have been served on the 2 November 2011 for the first time and the network has since been extended to several more leisure destinations in Southern Europe and North Africa.

In February 2015, the Lufthansa Group announced that SunExpress Deutschland will be the operator of Eurowings' new long-haul operations which will be based at Cologne Bonn Airport from November 2015. SunExpress Deutschland therefore will receive leased Airbus A330-200s.[1]


SunExpress Deutschland serves the following destinations under its own brand as well as on behalf of Eurowings as of March 2015:

Operated as SunExpress Deutschland[edit]










Operated for Eurowings[edit]


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SunExpress Deutschland Boeing 737-800

As of December 2014 the SunExpress Deutschland fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 11.2 years:[10]

SunExpress Deutschland Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A330-200 3 310 To be operated for Eurowings[11]
Boeing 737-800 11 189
Total 11 3


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