Turkuaz Airlines

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Turkuaz Airlines
Turkuaz Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Ceased operations17 December 2010
Operating basesEsenboğa International Airport
Frequent-flyer programFLYMORE
Fleet size8
HeadquartersAnkara, Turkey
Key peopleHidayet Aydoğan (CEO)
Önder Durmaz (Technical Chief)
Ziya Akın (Flight Operations Chief)
Bülent Demirel (Quality Control Chief)
A Turkuaz Airlines Airbus A320 landing at Cologne Bonn Airport, Germany. (2009)

Turkuaz Airlines was a charter airline based in Ankara, Turkey. It declared bankruptcy in 2010.


Turkuaz Airlines operated an extensive programme of charter flights on behalf of various tour operators. They also supplied aircraft for lease to other airlines.

Their international destinations were to Belgium, Denmark, United Kingdom, Israel, Germany, and the Netherlands. Their domestic destinations from Ankara were to Istanbul, Izmir, and Kayseri.

Turkish Civil Aviation Authorities (SHGM) revoked the AOC (Airline Operating Certificate) for 90 days after an inspection of the company.

Owner and CEO Hidayet Aydogan now bought a franchise licence to open Turkey's first Hooters Restaurant.

On 3 March 2011, Turkish businessman Fadil Akgündüz bought Turkuaz Airlines. The name of the company will be changed soon.[1]


The Turkuaz Airlines fleet included the following aircraft (as of 4 July 2010):[2]

A Turkuaz Airlines Airbus A321-200 preparing to take off from Manchester Airport.
Turkuaz Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Passengers Notesde
Airbus A320-232 5 180
Airbus A321-211 3 220

As of 4 September 2010, the average age of the Turkuaz Airlines fleet was 7.7 years ([1]).


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