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SunExpress Deutschland GmbH is a German leisure airline headquartered in Gateway Gardens, Flughafen, Frankfurt.[1] It is a subsidiary of SunExpress, which itself is a joint-venture of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa. Its main base is Frankfurt Airport with smaller bases at several other airports throughout Germany.

SunExpress Deutschland
SunExpress Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
XG SXD SUNRISE
Founded2010
Commenced operations2011
Operating basesFrankfurt Airport
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer programSunPoints
Fleet size20
Destinations48
Parent companySunExpress
HeadquartersFrankfurt, Germany
Websitesunexpress.com
Gateway Gardens, head office of SunExpress Deutschland

HistoryEdit

SunExpress Deutschland 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 would be the operator of Eurowings' new long-haul operations which is based at Cologne Bonn Airport from November 2015. SunExpress Deutschland therefore has received leased Airbus A330-200s.[2] As of March 2018 Eurowings bases 3 of 7 Airbus A330-200 aircraft at Munich Airport and offer scheduled long-haul services.

DestinationsEdit

Operated as SunExpress DeutschlandEdit

As of February 2018, SunExpress Deutschland operates the following routes:[3]

Bulgaria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Egypt
Germany
Greece
Italy
Lebanon
Morocco

Norway

Spain
Turkey

Operated for EurowingsEdit

As of July 2017, SunExpress Deutschland operates the following routes for Eurowings:[2]

Barbados
Cuba
Dominican Republic
Germany
Jamaica
Mauritius
Mexico
Namibia
Thailand
United States of America

FleetEdit

 
SunExpress Deutschland Boeing 737-800

As of September 2019, the SunExpress Deutschland fleet consists of the following aircraft:[7]

SunExpress Deutschland Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A320-200 2 180 180 wet-leased
Airbus A330-200 7 21 289 310 operated for Eurowings[8]
Boeing 737-800 11 189 189 D-ASXB in Eintracht Frankfurt special livery
Boeing 737 MAX 9 3[9] TBA
Total 20 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Imprint". SunExpress. Retrieved 2019-07-15. SunExpress Gateway Gardens De-Saint-Exupéry-Straße 10 D-60549 Frankfurt am Main
  2. ^ a b Germany, COMKOM° GmbH,. "Neue Eurowings geht an den Start – Ticketverkauf für Flüge ab Oktober - Meldungen - Lufthansa Group". www.lufthansagroup.com. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2017.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  3. ^ "Destination map". sunexpress.com. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d Ltd. 2019, UBM (UK). "Lufthansa outlines SunExpress Germany 737 operation in 4Q17". Routesonline. Retrieved 2019-02-18.
  5. ^ Ruane, Laura (7 July 2017). "RSW airport to gain nonstop flights to German cities of Munich, Cologne in May 2018". www.news-press.com. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  6. ^ aero.de - "Eurowings cancels Dubai and ends Boston earlier" (German) 15 August 2016
  7. ^ planespotters.net - SunExpress Germany Fleet Details retrieved 1 September 2019
  8. ^ Germany, COMKOM° GmbH,. "Eurowings - Themen - Lufthansa Group". www.lufthansagroup.com. Archived from the original on 28 August 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2017.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  9. ^ "SunExpress Deutschland to add 3 B737 MAX 9s in 2019". ch-aviation.com. Retrieved 19 March 2019.

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