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SunExpress About SunExpress

SunExpress is a German-Turkish airline that transports holidaymakers and businessmen between Turkey and major European cities. It was over six million passengers who booked the low-cost carriers in 2010. Today, the company is one of the largest charter and holiday airlines in Europe. As a subsidiary of German Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, SunExpress was founded in 1989 to meet the then growing Turkish tourism in Europe. The first low-cost flight took place in April 1990 from Frankfurt to Antalya.

With a constant increase in its scheduled flights, the airline company SunExpress inaugurates the opening of its second hub in Izmir and begins its domestic flights in 2006. This is followed by the opening of its third hub in Istanbul in 2008. The airline subsidiary launched in 2011, SunExpress Deutschland, ceased operations in 2020, having been unable to recover from the damage caused by the coronavirus crisis.

The fleet consists entirely of Boeings. A complimentary Mediterranean menu is served on international flights. On domestic flights, snacks and drinks can be purchased on board. There is a modern video and audio entertainment program on longer flights. Numerous routes from SunExpress are offered at low prices. One of the airline’s primary goals is to promote social and cultural life in Antalya and Izmir. She supports the Antalya Piano Festival and the International Izmir Festival. In this way, the airline has made an important contribution to the development of culture and tourism in Turkey. For years, tourists were able to travel to the cultural capital of Istanbul at exceptionally low airfare. In addition to charter flights, SunExpress also offers scheduled flights and would like to offer a platform to business customers in particular. SunExpress’ frequent flyer program is called SunExpress Bonus.

SunExpress Hub Airports

Antalya Airport (AYT / LTAI)

SunExpress Classes of Service

With SunExpress, passengers can choose between the three tariffs SunEco, SunClassic and SunPremium. SunEco includes a free baggage allowance of 20 kg at international routes and additional services such as hot meals or a seat reservation can be purchased. At international routes 25 kg free baggage allowance, an inclusive snack and a seat reservation are part of SunClassic, the standard rate of SunExpress. A premium menu and a seat with plenty of legroom are some of the benefits of SunPremium. Passengers have the option of ordering menus of their choice from the SunCafé up to 36 hours before the flight.

Sunexpress’s partnership with Lufthansa allows passengers to book cheap flights to destinations such as London, Paris, Copenhagen, Moscow or Prague by using Lufthansa’s connecting flights in Frankfurt or Munich. Thus, you can choose between over 100 destinations. Flight locations;

Domestic flight points from Antalya Airport:

  • İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport
  • İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport
  • Adana Şakirpaşa Airport
  • Gaziantep Airport
  • Diyarbakır Airport
  • Samsun Çarşamba Airport
  • Trabzon Airport
  • Van Ferit Melen Airport
  • Kayseri Airport

International flight points from Antalya airport:

  • Germany
    • Berlin-Schönefeld
    • Berlin-Tegel
    • Bremen
    • Dortmund
    • Dresden
    • Dusseldorf
    • Erfurt
    • Frankfurt am Main
    • Friedrichshafen
    • Hamburg
    • Hannover
    • Karlsruhe
    • Köln
    • Leipzig
    • Munich
    • Münster
    • Nuremberg
    • Paderborn
    • Rostock
    • Saarbrucken
    • Stuttgart
  • Austria
    • Salzburg
    • Vienna
  • Switzerland
    • Basel
    • Zurich
  • Luxembourg

Domestic flight points from İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport:

  • Adana Şakirpaşa Airport
  • Antalya Airport
  • Diyarbakır Airport
  • Erzincan Airport
  • Erzurum Airport
  • Gaziantep Oğuzeli Airport
  • İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport
  • Kayseri Erkilet Airport
  • Konya Airport
  • Malatya Erhaç Airport
  • Trabzon Airport
  • Van Ferit Melen Airport
  • Kars Airport
  • Samsun Çarşamba Airport

International flight points from İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport:

  • Germany
    • Berlin-Schönefeld
    • Dusseldorf
    • Frankfurt am Main
    • Hannover
    • Munich
    • Nuremberg
    • Köln
    • Stuttgart
  • Austria
    • Vienna
  • United Kingdom
    • Londra Stansted Airport
  • Switzerland
    • Zurich
  • Greece
    • Athen

SunExpress Check-in

Online Check-in

The Turkish airline Sun Express has long been offering its passengers the option of checking in for flights over the Internet. The SunExpress online check-in , thus saving the passengers a lot of time at the airport, because of waiting in a queue at the check-in desk a thing of the past.

What do you need to check in on the Internet?

To check in over the Internet, the booking number is required, as is the passenger’s first and last name. Once this data has been entered, you will be guided through the online check-in step by step.

What about the baggage?

As with other airlines, online check-in users can have their baggage checked in directly at the baggage drop-off counters. If you only have hand luggage with you, you can go straight to the gate. The baggage allowance is between 20 and 40 kilograms, depending on the destination and the class in which you are traveling.

Check-in start time

SunExpress customers have a wide range of options for checking in for their flight. Online check-in is possible at all German and Turkish airports as well as the airports in Amsterdam, Basel, Venice, Vienna, Zurich, Eindhoven and Saint Petersburg-Pulkowo. The times for online check-in vary depending on the destination: On international flights, passengers can check-in online 24 to three and a half hours before departure. The period for international flights from Turkey is 24 hours to 1 hour, for domestic Turkish trips even up to 45 minutes before departure.

Mobile check-in is possible for international flights from Europe as well as domestic and international flights from Turkey that do not start at Antalya or Izmir airports. Passengers who check in on the go can then show their boarding pass in digital form on their smartphone. There is also the classic option of performing Sun Express check-in at the airport counter.

Click the button below to check in online.


Airport Check-in

To check in at the airport, check the closing times of the check-in counter on the SunExpress website. If you are not at the airport in time, you will not be able to board the plane and you will lose all your rights on the purchased flight ticket.

SunExpress Baggage Allowance

Carry-on baggage

If you want to fly with SunExpress, you should first consider the baggage regulations. All travel items, except for illicit medication, pointed objects, weapons and corrosive liquids, as well as liquids not packaged according to the binding rules of the IATA, may be loaded into the hand luggage. Each passenger may carry a maximum of 6 kg of hand luggage. The dimensions of the luggage must not exceed 55 x 40 x 20 cm.

Checked baggage

Flights from/to Germany

Destination SunEco SunClassic SunPremium
Egypt, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Canary Islands, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia, CyprusTurkey: Antalya, Alanya/Gazipaşa, Bodrum, Dalaman 20 kg 25 kg 30 kg
All other destinations in Turkey 30 kg 35 kg 40 kg

Flights from/to Turkey

Destination SunEco SunClassic SunPremium
Antalya, Alanya/Gazipaşa, Bodrum, Dalaman 20 kg 25 kg 30 kg
All other destinations in Turkey 30 kg 35 kg 40 kg

Infants under 2 years have a baggage allowance of 20 kg. Pushchairs/buggies, travel cots and child car seats are stowed in the hold with no additional charge. If the baggage allowance is exceeded, an excess baggage fee of 10 Euros per kilogram and route is applied. Please note, due to EU regulations, each item of luggage must not weigh more than 32 kg.

Flights within Turkey

For flights within Turkey the baggage allowance is between 15 and 25 kg – depending on which tarif (SunFares) you have chosen.

SunFare Baggage allowance
SunEco 15 kg
SunClassic 20 kg
SunPremium 25 kg

On flights within Turkey the free baggage allowance for infants is 15 kg. For excess baggage on all flights within Turkey, there is a charge of 6.- TL / kg. This charge is calculated for each flight.

Other luggage

Additional luggage, such as musical instruments or sports equipment, can be placed at the check-in desk.This must be registered with SunExpress beforehand, which is possible up to three business days before departure by e-mail. For this type of baggage up to 30 kg per flight distance, 40 Euros are required.

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SunExpress Seat Selection

A seat reservation is included in the SunClassic and SunPremium tariffs. For passengers of the SunEco category, individual costs are incurred for the selection of a specific seat. A seat with more legroom can be booked for 11 euros, while all other seats can be reserved for 3 euros. Passengers who do not make a reservation are automatically assigned a free seat upon check-in.

SunExpress Knee Distance

Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.

SunExpress Bonus Frequent Flyer Program

In order to reward its most loyal travelers, SunExpress has set up the “SunExpress Bonus” loyalty program. The latter enables travelers to accumulate BonusPoints for each flight made with the company, which can be exchanged for free flights. These also give the right to exclusive advantages such as additional baggage or priority boarding.

SunExpress Food & Beverage

On-board catering is different for Turkish domestic flights and international connections. It also depends on the class booked which catering is included in the flight price.The SunEco tariff relates exclusively to the flight booked, so that food and drinks on board are subject to a charge. Anyone who opts for the SunClassic offer when booking will receive a sandwich, a chocolate bar and two non-alcoholic drinks during the flight at no additional cost. A warm menu is included for guests who choose the SunPremium category. Two drinks are served, one of which may be alcoholic.

Depending on the selected category, passengers can choose or purchase a snack or a hot dish from the menu for free. Alternatively, the decision for on-board catering can be made online during the booking process or 36 hours before departure. This has the advantage that the passengers can access the entire repertoire of menus. When pre-ordering, for example, it is possible to receive a special meal for diabetics for an additional charge. On international routes, hot dishes such as chicken breast or ravioli are offered. On domestic flights, guests can look forward to Turkish specialties such as a Börek for breakfast or stuffed aubergines as the main meal.

SunExpress Inflight Entertainment

During a flight with SunExpress, magazines, newspapers and films can be viewed using the SunMedia app on the mobile phone or tablet. For entertainment, travelers will have the choice between a wide selection of music channels but also films, updated every three months. The SunShop enables duty-free shopping above the clouds.


Internet connection is currently unavailable on SunExpress flights. However, there is free access to the inflight entertainment program with magazines, films and travel tips for the holiday destination. For a fee, passengers can also access selected premium content. The offers can be accessed with your own smartphone, tablet or laptop. Devices must remain switched off during take-off and landing and may be used in flight mode during flight.

SunExpress Pet Policy

Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with SunExpress.

Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.

SunExpress Lounge

The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about SunExpress lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.

IATA ICAO Callsign

Owner: Turkish Airlines - Lufthansa Group
Frequent Flyer Program: SunExpress Bonus
Company slogan: -

Number of Aircraft: 48
Destinations:  107
Average Age of Aircraft: 10.4
Type of Aircraft: Boeing
Detail of Fleet: Boeing 737-800

Head Office: TR-07230 Antalya P.O. Box 28 Yenigöl Mah. Nergiz Sok. No: 84 PK Muratpasa in Antalya, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 242 310 26 26
Fax Number: +90 242 310 26 50
E-mail: [email protected]

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