Deucalion Aviation Announces the Lease of 3 B737-800 Aircraft to Turkish Carrier SunExpress

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LONDON – Deucalion Aviation has announced the lease of 3x Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Turkish operator SunExpress Airlines.

The global aviation asset management company Deucalion Aviation advised details of this month’s lease arrangement of 3x Boeing B737-800 aircraft to the Turkish carrier. The aircraft, with MSNs 38177, 40720 and 40725, were all delivered to SunExpress Airlines by 7 July.

Management statement

Jon Skirrow, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Deucalion, said:

“We are very pleased to have expanded our leased fleet with SunExpress which is testimony to our strong relationship with the airline.”

“It also underlines our ambition to grow our business further with our trusted partners and enable them to benefit from a recovery in the market. We wish them every success with the aircraft.”

“The fact that we were able to get these three Boeing B737-800s delivered before Eid and the Bayramı holidays in the challenging market circumstances that still exist also demonstrates Deucalion’s great airline relationships and ability to provide efficient and constructive solutions to our business partners.”

About SunExpress

Founded as a joint venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines in 1989, the airline offers numerous direct connections between Europe and Turkey. 

Our success story relies on our valuable passengers who choose to fly with us and the dedicated workforce of 3,500 employees who are experts in their field to serve our customers at the highest standards. We do our very best to ensure remaining as high-flyers for another thirty years and offer our guests high-quality services.

The airline is headquartered in the sunny Antalya region, which is known as the tourist capital of Turkey. Another key hub for the carrier is Izmir on Turkey’s Aegean coast.  The company’s second headquarters is located in Frankfurt am Main.

According to the carrier’s website, SunExpress operates a fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft. The current fleet complement is 50 Boeing 737-800 NG and 9 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

Past awards

Sun Express boasts a number of past awards, including:

  • Fifth best leisure airline in the world (2018 & 2019): Voted the world’s fifth best leisure airline and the best leisure airline in Turkey by Skytrax World Awards, also known as “the passengers’ choice”.
  • Turkey’s safest airline (2018): Best-rated passenger airline by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Sun Express was awarded as the best airline in passenger transportation with the SAFA rating 0.0.
  • Germany’s most punctual airline (2018): Using data collected by the passenger rights portal Flightright, the airline was rated the most punctual airline in Germany.
  • Sixth place in Airline Index (2018): Ranked sixth in the highly regarded Airline Index published by the renowned climate protection organization ‘Atmosfair’. This means that of the 190 largest airlines in the world, only five airlines beat Sun Express in terms of carbon efficiency.

The airline currently operates both scheduled and chartered passenger flights to 90 destinations in 30 countries throughout Europe as well as North Africa, the Mediterranean, Black Sea, and Red Sea regions.

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