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Four Boeing 737s: Sun Express flies to America in winter

The holiday airline operated by Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa is understaffed in winter. Now he has found a wet-lease client that leases four Boeing 737s. Sun Express Jets will operate from Miami.

The holiday airline laid the foundation stone last year. He applied for a license to operate airplanes in the United States. On October 27, 2021, the Washington Department of Transportation approved Sun Express’ application.

The airline, a joint venture between Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, said at the time that it did not intend to set up operations in the US. It can accept charter and wet lease orders from US customers. Because their planes and crews are less busy in winter.

Changing aircraft is not a new idea

Sun Express can now book a win. The Turkish-German airline has received an order from Aero Airways. According to Aviation Week magazine, it bases four Boeing 737-800 aircraft in Miami. American The charter airline was formerly known as Swift Air, flying mainly for corporate clients, colleges, sports teams and large tour operators. It also specializes in deportation flights.

What Sun Express does is not entirely new. Thomas Cook Airlines and Air Transat of Canada, including Condor, will switch flights in summer and winter. Sun Country and Jet 2 continue to do so to this day. Both parties benefit from this.

Conflicting needs

Demand for flights from Europe is significantly lower during winter. This is why many European airlines have more flights in winter. In North America, on the other hand, demand for flights to warmer weather is greater. Airlines in Canada and the United States may require additional flights.

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