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Name: SKY AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: SYC
Status: Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: ANTALYA
Country: TURKEY
Employees 256
Web: skyairlines.net
Email: info@kayigroup.com.tr
Telephone: +90 242 310 85 00
Fax: +90 242 310 88 03
Sita: AYTSPCR
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Click below for data links:
SYC-2004-03-737-4Q8
SYC-2005-10-737-4Q8-A
SYC-2005-11-737-4Q8
SYC-2006-01-737-85F
SYC-2008-11-FC-A
SYC-2008-11-FC-AD
SYC-2008-11-FC-B
SYC-2011-09 - GERMAN SKY SUBSIDIARY
SYC-2011-10 - INCDT ANTALYA AIRPORT
SYC-CABIN ATTENDANTS
SYC-CABIN ATTENDANTS - 2006
SYC-MAP-A-2006
SYC-MAP-B-2006
SYC-SUNSET
SYC-TURKEY FACTS-A
SYC-TURKEY FACTS-B
SYC-VISIT ANTALYA
SYC-VISIT ASPENDOS
SYC-VISIT KAS
SYC-VISIT KEKOVA
SYC-VISIT MYRA
SYC-VISIT OLIMPOS
SYC-VISIT PATERA
SYC-VISIT PERGE
SYC-VISIT PHASELIS
SYC-VISIT SIDE
SYC-VISIT TERMESSOS
SYC-VISIT XANTHOS
SYC-VISIT-ALHARA HAN

FORMED IN 2000 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 2001. INCLUSIVE TOUR OPERATOR. FULL NAME IS "SKY HAVA TASIMACILIK A S." REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

Address:
Kayi Plaza
Guzeloba Mah, Ay - 1, Sok No 1
TR-07230 Lara-Antalya, Turkey

TURKEY: ONCE THE CENTER OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, TURKEY WAS FOUNDED IN 1923 AS A SECULAR STATE WHOSE POPULATION IS OVERWHELMINGLY MUSLIM THOUGH NOT ARAB. A LONG-STANDING MEMBER OF NATO AND A CANDIDATE FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU), TURKEY HAS LOOKED TO THE WEST AS A MODEL. EXCEPT FOR BITTER WATER DISPUTES WITH SYRIA AND IRAQ, TURKEY HAS USUALLY MANAGED TO SIDESTEP REGIONAL POLITICS. WITH A DEVELOPED ECONOMY BUT LITTLE OIL, IT RELIES ON A VAST NETWORK OF MEGA DAMS FOR HYDROELECTRIC POWER AND IRRIGATION.

Turkey (the Republic of Turkey) was established in 1923, which includes Northern Cyprus (the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus - figures follow), it covers an area of 779,452 sq km, its population is 66 million, its capital city is Ankara, and its official language is Turkish.

Northern Cyprus (the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) covers an area of 3,355 sq km, its population is 0.2 million, its capital city is Nicosia, and its official language is Turkish.

The following are interesting places to visit using Sky Airlines (SYC):

Antalya:
Because of the archeological and natural riches of the area, Antalya is called "the Turkish Riviera." The sea, the sun, the nature, and the history all merge together in an enchanting harmony, where you can find the most gorgeous and cleanest beaches of the Mediterranean. The 630 km shoreline of Antalya is filled with ancient cities and harbors, sepulchers, and laced with beautiful coves, sandy beaches, lush forests and rivers.

Kaleiçi creates a lovely corner with its boulevards lined with palm trees, its internationally acclaimed marina, its traditional architecture, which is set amidst the bustle of a modern city of Antalya; the center of Turkish tourism, Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival, International Beach Volleyball, the Triathlon, Golf Tournaments, Archery, Tennis, Skiing competitions and many other sports. The Cultural Center of Antalya opened its doors in 1995, and hosts cultural and artistic events like plastic artwork, music, theater and a various different exhibitions.

Antalya gets its name from its founder Pergamum King II Attalos. The city was called Attalia referring to Attalos-its founder; which is first called "Adalya" and later "Antalya" by the Turks.

Archeological excavations proved that Antalya and the surrounding regions have been inhabited for over 40,000 years. The Karain Cave, 27 km northwest of Antalya near the town of Yagcilar, contained artifacts belonging to the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze ages.

Since 2000 BC, the region has been ruled respectively by city states such as the Hittites, Pamphylia, Lycia and Cilicia and than the Persians, Alexander the Great, Antigonos, Ptolemais, the Seleucids, the Kingdom of Pergamum and finally by the Romans. After the 7th century AD, the region frequently changed hands between the Byzantines and the Seljucks. In 1207, it was finally taken over by the Seljuk's. The reign continued in the following order: Tekelioguls, Ottomans, Karamanoguls, and than the Ottomans again finally gained control for good.

On March 28, 1919, the Allied forces of Italy invaded Antalya, but on October 29, 1923, Antalya took its place among the provinces of the Turkish Republic.

Olimpos:
Olympus was a seaport city established in the II Century BC; it kept its presence until XV Century AD. The famous Bellerophontes legend happened here. The antique city is on the 2 sides of a breathtakingly beautiful valley. There is a beautiful beach where the valley and the city meet the sea. Çirali is an interesting wonder of nature within an hour of walking distance from Olympus. This mountain has actively burning natural gas leaks, and the flames have been rising to the sky for thousands of years; for that, the locals call it "Burning". It is recommended that 1st time visitors obtain a guide from the Çirali Village to visit "Yanar" (Burning).

Phaselis:
Phaselis can be reached via the Antalya - Kumluca highway by turning south on the 57th km and another km of driving. Rhodians established the city during VII Century BC. For many years, it was the most important port of Lycia 's eastern shores. Phaselis has three harbors; North Harbor, War Harbor or Protected Harbor, and Sun Harbor. The most important of these is the 1 in the south. There is a 20 to 24 meters wide magnificent street in the middle of the city. Hadrian Gate exists in the south side of this street. There are walkways and shops on both side of the street. There are many interesting public buildings, such as the Baths, Agora, and the Theater nearby. It is believed that these structures date back to I and II Century BC. There are water channels between the city center and residential areas, which were built at 70 m of elevation.

Perge:
Perge was built between the Düden and Aksu rivers 18 km east of Antalya. Turn north from Aksu on the highway between Antalya to Alanya, and arrive at Perge after 2 km. It was safely away from the pirates' oppression and looting, since it didn't have any shores. Because of that, there is no halt in its development stages. It was built in 1200 BC; and in 334 AD, just like the city of Side, Perge too entered into a treaty with Alexander. Because of that, the city did not enter into a war, and didn't burn down. It lived through the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantium eras. Its 15,000 people capacity theater was built in II Century AD. The stadium near the theater can hold 12,000 spectators. Aside from the Aphrodisias Stadium in the Aegean region, this is the best-preserved stadium. There are about 30 rooms opening up to outside, which are right under the stadium seating, and are thought to have been used as stores. During the excavations in later years, a number of statues and artifacts have been found. Some of the places worth seeing are its Gates, the Agora, the Nymphaeum, and the Columned streets, the Necropolis, the Basilica, and the Acropolis.

Aspendos:
At 38 km distance from the city of Side, the Aspendos Theater was built in the 2nd Century, which could hold 17,000 people. It is the best-preserved and standing amphitheater. A youth named Xenon, who lived in this area created the perfect acoustics in this theater. Incidentally, nobody has figured out how it was done. In the 13th Century, Seljuks used the building as a caravanserai and it was built with the typical Seljuk architecture in which an arch has been used to strengthen the north side of the building. After one passes through Serik on the Antalya - Alanya highway, turn north and enter onto a 4 km long road to Aspendos. It dates back to the V Century BC. The Aspendos Theater was built in the II Century AD, and has been used as a caravanserai during Seljuks and occasionally has been renovated. With its stage, it is one of the best-preserved rare theaters to this date. It is still used for various occasions such as concerts, carnivals, festival, and oil wrestling. There are some other structures worth seeing in Aspendos, which compare to some others buildings such as Agora, Basilica, Nymphaeum and the arched waterways reaching up to 15 km long.

Side:
The city of Side can be reached from the Antalya - Manavgat highway by turning south 2 km before reaching Manavgat. The actual date of Side's establishment is not clearly known. The name of Side in the Anatolian language means "Pomegranate". This characteristic and the information obtained from some of the epigraphs found in the region, shows that Side's history goes back to the Hittites. The city is founded upon a peninsula. The city of Side was protected by its land and sea ramparts, and has lived through Hellenistic and Roman eras. Its ramparts and the entrance gate are its most conspicuous features. The ruins of a number of waterways, that had carried water from the outskirts of the Tauruses and the nearby cities, can be seen. An old bath has been restored and turned into a museum. Other artifacts that have been found in Side are displayed in this museum. The most important structure in Side is its theater, which can hold 15,000 spectators. The difference of this Roman production theater from the other antique theaters in the region, is that its seating was not built upon an inclined slope. The theater is two tiered and is seated upon an arched structure 20 meters high. The orchestra and the stage sections are in ruins. There are channels for the rainwater under the theater. Some of the structures worth seeing in Side are the Columned Road, the Triumphal Arch, the Harbor, the Baths, the Temples, the Fountains, the Water Cisterns, the Waterways, and the Agora.

Kekova:
With its antique cities of Simena and Teimiussa, the Kekova Island is long and narrow. Despite the fact that its harbor is antique, it is well preserved and lies by a bay. The fishing town of Üçagiz houses the ruins of the antique city of Teimiussa, and is on the inner side of the bay. "Teimiussa" comes from the Greek word "eristomo" meaning "three mouths (inlets)". This name was given because of its geographical location. The three inlets are made up of the two entrances shaped like a canal on the east and west side of the island. Simena's antique settlement predominantly has a view of the east entrance, and lies around the Kale Village. The rocks that rolled into the water have created small islands in the bay. In old ages, large stone blocks have been carved out of the rocks to be used in constructions.

Myra:
The city of Myra is between Finike and Kas; being 25 km from Finike, and 48 km from Kas. It was built in the V century BC as one of the 5 most important cities in the Antique ages of Lycia. It was a coastal town in those days, however with the alluvium created by the Demre Creek, it is now inland. It was deserted as a result of the Arab raids in the IX Century AD. Some of the preserved architecture are Rock-carved sepulchers, the Theater, and the St Nicholas Church. St Nicholas was born in the city of Patara near Fethiye 245 AD (aka Aziz Nikola, Santa Claus, Heilige Nikolaus, Noel Baba) has lived in Anatolia until his death in 326 AD. He was born into a wealthy family, had a good education, and devoted himself to people. St Nicholas has become a legend as Father Noel, as the protector of the sailors and children, and created this love connection with his benevolent help. He worked as the Bishop of Demre, and has provided humane solutions to the public's problems as a result of his religious and social work. He was buried in Demre after his death, and a church was built in his name. Some of St Nicholas' bones have been stolen and taken to Bari by some Italian merchants in 1087. However, some of the bones couldn't be taken, due to the hasty robbery, and are now being displayed in the Antalya Museum. St Nicholas is called Sinterkoas in the Netherlands; Pere Noel in France; Father Christmas in England; and Santa Claus in the USA; and Heilige Nikolaus in Germany. St Nicholas was the head Bishop for many countries and on December 6th, ceremonies are held, gifts are given to the children, and these celebrations go all the way to the Christmas Celebration, which also takes a special meaning as does the New Year's celebration. Between the years of 1951 through 1952, it was discovered that St Nicholas was in fact Santa Claus (Father Noel) and the subject has taken importance in our country. The radio and newspapers have made a lot of publicity about this, and in 1955, a postal stamp was published for Father Noel. In later years, Father Noel celebrations started in Demre. For the first time ever in the world, there was a Father Noel Symposium during December 5 - 7, 1983. This symposium is reconvened every year, and religious figures, and scientists, join it from various nations around the world. During these symposiums, all the people from every religion and faith are called to peace, friendship and brotherhood drawing upon St Nicholas' love of people.

Xanthos:
Xanthos is the oldest and the largest city of the mountainous state of Lycia. It was built upon the valley of the Xanthos River. It lived independent until the Persian invasion. The Xanthosians defended their city like heroes against the Persian invasion, but when they found out that they couldn't prevent the invasion, they killed all of their women and children, and than set the city on fire, and the entire city jumped into this fire and all committed suicide. 80 families who have survived this slaughter and immigrants who came from other cities, built the city again. But unfortunately, another fire occurred 100 years ago, which destroyed the city of Xanthos again. Despite that, the city was rebuilt again, and the relationship it created with the western world, allowed the city to continue to be an important center for a long time. This situation also caused a bad result. Xanthosians revolted against Athens' taxation, and caused the city to enter a war, which eventually caused it to be destroyed completely. Xanthos is a disastrous city in the best sense of the word. The city consisted of the Lycian Acropolis and the Roman Acropolis, and the region outside these. The most interesting architectural buildings are the Roman Theater and the structures on the west side of the theater. The northern most of these is the "Harpy Monument," a family sepulcher, which was carved out from a single rock. This sepulcher with interesting relieves is actually in the British Museum. There is however, an imitation instead of the original. Next to this structure, there are also two interesting Lycian sepulchers dating back to VI and I Century BC.

Kas:
Kas was an important city during the Lycian era; the surrounding area presents cities and priceless historical assets from the Antique era. It is a place where you can dive into Mediterranean with excitement reaching its pinnacle; have adventure full, "canoe tours" in the rivers, and take "nature walks" where you can discover the ecological balance; you can go to the deep and dark caves with technical gear to dive; "paragliding" from the high mountains, while soaring towards the turquoise waters; "Blue Voyage" and boat tours to the islands and vicinity, which look like the gem stones from afar; a menu consisting of sea food that would savor your pallet, and the regional dishes which are flavored with the various herbs growing in the mountains; plus you can find the beauty and the variety of the handicrafts, inherited through generations for hundreds of years. Kas is a surreal environment, with natural, historical and cultural riches near Antalya; and with its alternative tourism opportunities and the surrounding tourism centers, it is quite colorful and unique.

Patara:
The city of Patara can be reached from the Kalkan - Fethiye highway, by turning to the south 10 km after Kalkan, and traveling 10 km along the Patara road. The painted ceramics in the Acropolis prove the existence of the city around V Century BC. Patria opened its doors to Alexander the Great and after this era, the city became an important port city. Additionally, the city is the birthplace of St Nicholas that adds to its value. Patara can be entered through a three-compartment gate, which is believed to be built in 100 BC. One of the most important buildings is its theater, which is buried under the sand.

Alarahan:
Alarahan is located within the area called Pamphilia, which is in Antalya's Alanya district's Okurcalar town, and within the limits of Çakallar Village. When one is driving from Alanya towards Antalya, there is an Alarahan turn at 30 km of distance. If one drives 9 km inland, one can encounter the "Historical Alarahan," which incidentally has given its name to the area, after traveling through forest and small residential areas. Alarahan is 1 of the few "put into function historical places;" within its natural beauty, one will find the Alara bastion, the Alara Brook, and a "History and Nature Museum." Alarahan is on the historical Silk Highway, and was built in 1231 AD by one of the Seljuk Sultans, Aladdin Keykubat. The inn contains living quarters appropriate for the Sultan's living, which is also known as having the most exquisite examples of architecture and functional space of the Anatolian caravanserais. The Inn is the only touristic location in the area, where one can see the lifestyle of the Seljuk Turks, introduce one to with the cultural elements and get a feel of it. Alarahan has been in ruins until a couple of years ago and has been restored between the years of 1998 - 2000 true to its original, with its 770 years of history; it is now a "living and functioning locale as it has been in the past."

Termessos:
Termessos is the most interesting antique city near Antalya. It is a Pysdian city built on the Taurus Mountains at an elevation of 1050 m. Another interesting characteristic of Termessos is that there are a number of vegetation and animal types within the Termessos National Park that are quite unique, and make an interesting synthesis. If one turns towards Korkuteli about the 11th km from the Antalya - Burdur highway, the Termessos road sign can be seen about 14 km along the roadway. From that point, the distance to Termessos is only 9 km. In order to go around Termessos, one should have enough time, and should at least like walking, because the city is entirely built upon a mountainous and hilly area. The people of Termessos were called Solyms. Contrary to the people found in the other antique cities, Solyms are not people who came from the sea. They originated from Anatolia entirely. The known history of Termessos started with Alexander the Great's siege of Termessos in 333 BC. Alexander could not capture this city, which he thought of as a falcon's nest. Termessos could only continue its existence until the V Century AD. Some of the most important structures of the city are the City Walls, the Hadrian Gate, the Water Cisterns, the Theater, the Gymnasium, the Agora, the Odeon, and the Hereon. The necropolis has spread through a large area, and such sepulchers like Alketas, Agatemeros, and the Lion Sepulcher are gathering everyone's adoration.

APRIL 2001: OWNERS: KAYI GROUP (100%).

1 737-4YO (23865), EX-KLM UK (AUK), ICON (ICO) LEASED. 1 737-430 (27004), EX-LUFTHANSA (DLH), FLIGHTLEASED (FLL).

JULY 2001: HUSEYIN OFLAZ, MAINTENANCE MANAGER.

NOVEMBER 2001: 1ST 737-85F (30478, TC-SKC), (GAX) LEASED.

APRIL 2002: MAIN BASE: ANTALYA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (AYT).

April 2004: Owner (GTI) Travel sold its 20% holding to Kayi, the travel group who already holds a majority stake.

September 2004: Plans to set up a German subsidiary in 2005 to offer charter flights from Germany to Bulgaria, Croatia, Egypt, and Turkey.

Sky Airlines (SYC) currently operates 4 737-400's and 1 737-800 to around 50 destinations in Europe.

737-800 wet-leased to Air Memphis (MEP) for the northern winter 2004 - 2005 season.

November 2004: 100 employees.

September 2005: 737-4Q8 (26291, TC-SKF), ex-Asiana Airlines (AAR), AWAS (AWW) leased.

April 2006: 737-4Q8 (25371, TC-SKG), in gold motif, (ILF) leased.

June 2006: Sky Airlines (SYC) of Turkey placed an order for 3 firm 737-900ERs and 2 purchase rights, becoming the 1st European customer for the type launched last year. The airplanes are valued at $226 million at list prices and are scheduled to begin delivery in the 1st quarter of 2009. Sky (SYC) is a vacation airline operating a fleet of 6 737-400s and 1 737-800.

July 2006: Boeing (TBC) said design enhancements that increase the short-field performance of the 737NG earned USA (FAA) certification after a 4-month test program. The improvements allow carriers to fly increased payload at airports with runways shorter than 5,000 ft and include a two-position tail skid that reduces approach speeds, sealed leading-edge slats for lift and increased spoiler deflection on the ground. The features are standard on the 737-900ER and optional on the 737-600, 737-700 and 737-800. (Gol) (GOT) is the launch customer for the short-field performance package. Other operators who have placed orders are Alaska Airlines (ASA), Air Europe (ARE), Air-India Express (AIN), EgyptAir (EGP), GECAS (GEF), Hapagfly (HAP), Japan Airlines (JAL)/(JAS), Pegasus Airlines (PGS), Sky Airlines (SYC) and Turkish Airlines (THY). (EASA) certification is expected soon.

April 2007: 737-8BK (29644, TC-SKH), (CIT) Group (TCI) leased.

November 2007: 737-4Q8 (25372, TC-SKD), leased to Air Algerie (ALG) for winter season.

November 2008: Sky Airlines (SYC) currently has 256 employees (including 45 Flight Crew (FC); 98 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 10 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

January 2009: Turkish Technic (THY) signed a contract with Sky Airlines (SYC) to provide maintenance services including "C" and "D" checks on 737-400s.

February 2009: 737-94XER (36086, TC-SKN "Alanya Smile In The Sky"), delivery - - SEE PHOTO - - "SYC-737-900ER-2009-02."

April 2010: 737-883 (30194, TC-SKU), ex-(EC-IYI).

May 2010: A320-232 (1104, TC-SKT), ex-(G-MEDE).

June 2010: 737-83N (32576, TC-SKR "Bodrum"), (GEF) leased, ex-(PR-GIC), and 737-94XER (36087, TC-SKP), deliveries.

November 2010: Launched domestic services linking Antalya with Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Diyarbakir, and Northern Cyprus.

January 2011: Turkish (THY) Technic won a contract from Sky Airlines (SYC) to perform re-delivery checks and paint services for (SYC)'s A321s. Maintenance is scheduled to end this month. (SYC) operates a fleet of 6 737CLs, 6 737NGs and 5 A320/A321s and began domestic flights January 15. Maintenance will be carried out at Technic's (THY) facilities in Istanbul.

July 2011: Sky Airlines (SYC) is a Turkish scheduled and charter airline operating services for its parent tour operator and other tour operators between Turkey, Europe, and the Middle East.

256 employees (including 45 Flight Crew (FC); 98 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 10 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

Parent organization/shareholders: Kayi Group, Antalya (100%).

The long-term partners with whom the Kayi Group has cooperated include the following tour operators: (TUI), Thomas Cook, 1-2-Fly, (FTI), Big Xtra, (REWE) Touristik, Phoenix Reisen, (GTI) Travel, Schauinslandreisen, L´Tur, Thomas Cook Niederlande, (DTI) and many others.

Airline subsidiaries/shareholdings: German Sky Airlines (GHY) (100%).

(IATA) Code: ZY. (ICAO) Code: SHY (Callsign - SKY POWER).

SITA Code: AYTSPCR.

Main Base: Antalya International Airport (AYT).

Destinations: Albania: Tirana (TIA); Austria: Graz (GRZ); Linz (LNZ); Salzburg (SZG); Vienna (VIE); Belgium: Brussels (BRU); Liege (LGG); Ostend (OST); Bosnia-Herzegovina: Sarajevo (SJJ); Bulgaria: Sofia (SOF); Varna (VAR); Czech Republic: Prague (PRG); Denmark: Billund (BLL); Copenhagen (CPH); Francde: Lille (LIL); Lyon (LYN); Paris (CDG); Germany: Baden Baden (FKB); Berlin Tegel (TXL); Berlin (SXF); Bremen (BRE); Cologne/Bonn (CGN); Dortmund (DTM); Dresden (DRS); Dusseldorf (DUS); Erfurt (ERF); Frankfurt (FRA); Frankfurt (HHN); Friedrichshafen (FDH); Hamburg (HAM); Hannover (HAJ); Leipzig (LEJ); Munich (MUC); Munster (FMO); Niederhein (NRN); Nurenberg (NUE); Paderborn (PAD); Rostock (RLG); Saarbrucken (SCN); Stuttgart (STR); Zweisbrucken (ZQW); Holland: Amsterdam (AMS); Eindhoven (EIN); Groningen (GRQ); Maastricht (MST); Rotterdam (RTM); Hungary: Budapest (BUD); Debresen (DEB); Israel: Tel-Aviv (TLV); Kazakhstan: Almaty (ALA); Karaganda (KGF); Shymkent (CIT); Kuwait: Kuwait City; Northern Cyprus; Norway: Kristiansand (KRS); Oslo (OSL); Stavanger (SVG); Trondheim (TRD); Poland: Bydgoszcz; Gdansk (GDN); Katowice (KTW); Krakow (KRK); Lodz (LCJ); Poznan (POZ); Rzeszow (RZE); Szczecin (SZZ); Warsaw (WAW); Woclaw (WRO); Sweden: Gothenberg (GOT); Stockholm (ARN); Switzerland: Basel (BSL); Zurich (ZRH); and Turkey: Ankara; Antalya (AYT); Bodrum; Dalaman; Diyarbakir; Ercan; Istanbul; Izmir; Trabzon; Van.

Subsidiary, German Sky Airlines (GHY), based at Dusseldorf International airport, has started its own operations with an ex-Air Europa (ARE) 737-883. (GHY) is planning to also use the airplane for charter services from Germany to Egypt and Spain this winter season.

August 2011: Sky Airlines (SYC) launched scheduled services earlier this year operating on domestic routes for the 1st time using 4 737-400s as well as a 1st international route to Kuwait and is considering launching scheduled services to Germany and Russia later:
Ankara Esenboga - Antalya: 2x-daily 737-400 service started on January 15;
Ankara Esenboga - Diyarbakir: daily 737-400 service started on January 15;
Ankara Esenboga - Trabzon: daily 737-400 service started on January 15;
Ankara Esenboga - Van: daily 737-400 service started on January 15;
Antalya - Ercan: 3x-weekly 737-400 service started on May 13;
Antalya - Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen: 2x-daily 737-400 service started on January 1;
Antalya - Kuwait: 2x-weekly seasonal 737-400 service started on June 14;
Antalya - Van: 2x-weekly 737-400 service started on March 27;
Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen - Bodrum: 9x-weekly 737-400 service started on May 18;
Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen - Dalaman: 3x-weekly 737-400 service started on May 20;
Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen - Diyarbakir: daily 737-400 service started on January 15;
Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen - Ercan: 3x-weekly 737-400 service started on April 15;
Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen - Trabzon: daily 737-400 service started on January 15;
Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen - Van: daily 737-400 service started on January 15.

September 2011: SEE ATTACHED PHOTO - - "SYC-2011-09-GERMAN SKY SUBSIDIARY."

October 2011: INCDT: A Sky Airlines (SYC) 737 airplane carrying 156 passengers from Germany on Monday October 10 made a belly landing at Antalya airport in southern Turkey but nobody was injured.

The right landing gear of the 737 flying from Baden Baden broke and the airplane slid along the runway, Antalya's Deputy Governor, Mehmet Yavuz said. SEE PHOTO - - "SYC-2011-10 - INCDT ANTALYA AIRPORT."

737-8BK (29644, TC-SKH "SMILE IN THE SKY" "RAINBOW" on side of nose), also has www.dabasinternational group.com and www.tabarakwings.com on rear fuselage and "TabarakWings" titles above window line.

January 2012: Sky Airlines (SYC) has given up its short lived scheduled services again that it had launched earlier this year in the very competitive Turkish domestic market. It is now again concentrating on charters and wet-leases and has started operating 1 of its 737-800s for Iraqi Airways (IRQ).

German Sky Airlines (GHY) has added a 2nd ex-(SYC) 737-800.

May 2012: Sky Airlines (SYC) will operate several weekly charter services between Antalya (AYT) and Belgrade Nikola Tesla (BEG) airports this summer in cooperation with Aviogenex (AVG) operating the flights on (SYC)'s behalf under a wet-lease agreement. It had applied for traffic rights to operate these flights on behalf of Serbian tour operators but did not get approval from the Serbian authorities.

June 2013: Turkey’s charter operator, Sky Airlines (SYC) ceased operations. (SYC) was owned by tourism conglomerate the Kayi Group and was affected by the bankruptcy of tour operator (GTI) Travel, which also belonged to the group.

Sky Airlines (SYC) downsized operations for the 2012 - 2013 winter season and returned its 3 737-800s to lessors in November.

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
SYC-737
SYC-737-400
SYC-737-4Q8
SYC-737-85F
SYC-737-900ER-FEB09
SYC-737-94X-JUN09
SYC-A320-737-94X-JUL09
SYC-A321-NOV08

June 2017:

0 737-4Q8 (CFM56-3C1) (2195-25371, /91 TC-SKG "GOLD"), GOLD/GOLDEN MOTIF. (AWW) LSD 2006-04. RTND & LST (BLD) 2014-02. 170Y.

1 737-4Q8 (CFM56-3C1) (2264-25163, /92 TC-SKE "MILKY WAY"), (ILF) LSD 2004-03. ORANGE COLORS. 162Y.

1 737-4Q8 (CFM56-3C1) (2280-25372, /92 TC-SKD "BLACK EAGLE"), EX-(THY), (ILF) 3 YR LSD 2002-05. "SMILE IN THE SKY." BLACK MOTIF. LST (ALG) FOR WINTER 2007-11. 162Y.

0 737-4Q8 (CFM56-3C1) (2513-26291, /93 TC-SKF "SUGAR"), EX-(AAR), (AWW) LSD. PINK COLORS. RTND. 168Y.

0 737-4YO (CFM56-3C1) (1582-23865, /88 TC-SKA "SUN"), EX-(AUK), ICON AIRCRAFT (ICO) LSD 2001-04 "SMILE IN THE SKY." RED MOTIF. RTND. 170Y.

0 737-430 (CFM56-3C1) (2344-27004, /92 TC-SKB "STAR"), EX-(DLH)/(GLY), (FLL) LSD 2001. "SMILE IN THE SKY." BLUE MOTIF. RTND. 170Y.

1 737-49R (CFM56-3C1) (2845-28882, /96 TC-SKM "SUN"), OLIVE GREEN MOTIF. 170Y.

1 737-8BK (CFM56-7B26) (2231-29644, /07 TC-SKH "SMILE IN THE SKY" "RAINBOW"), (BBB) LSD 2007-04. TURQUOISE COLORED TAIL. HAS "TABARAK WINGS" TITLE ABOVE WINDOW LINE. 189Y.

1 737-83N (CFM56-7B27) (875-32576, /01 TC-SKR "BODRUM"), (GEF) LSD 2010-06. EX-(PR-GIC). RED COLORS. "ADAM & EVE" TITLES. WITH WINGLETS. 187Y

1 737-83N (CFM56-7B27) (933-32348, /01 TC-SKS "DALAMAN"), (GEF) LSD 2010-06. EX-(PR-GIB), RAINBOW COLORS. "ADAM & EVE" TITLES. WITH WINGLETS. 187Y.

0 737-85F (CFM56-7B26) (997-30478, /01 TC-SKC "MOON"), (GAX) LSD. "SMILE IN THE SKY." TURQUOISE MOTIF. GREEN COLORS. WET-LST (MEP) 2004-09. RTND. 189Y.

1 737-883 (CFM56-7B26) (666-30194, /00 TC-SKU "SIRIUS"), EX-(EC-IYI), 2010-04. DARK BLUE COLORS. 183Y.

2 +1 OPTION 737-94XER (CFM56-7B27) (2910-36086, /09 TC-SKN "ALANYA SMILE IN THE SKY" 2009-02 - - SEE PHOTO - - "SYC-737-900ER-2009-02;" 2928-36087, /09 TC-SKP "KAPADOKYA" 2009-06), 36086; PURPLE MOTIF; 36087; BROWN MOTIF. WITH WINGLETS. 215Y.

1 A320-211 (CFM56-5A1) (138, /90 TC-SKJ "JUPITER" - - SEE PHOTO - - "SYC-2011-09-GERMAN SKY SUBSIDIARY"), EX-(N138LC), GREEN COLORED TAIL. (CSL) LSD 2008-06. NOW HAS "GERMAN SKY" TITLES. 178Y.

1 A320-211 (CFM56-5A1) (148, /90 TC-SKK "SIDE"), EX-(N148LC), YELLOW COLORED TAIL. (CSL) LSD (2008-07). 178Y.

1 A320-232 (V2527-A5) (1194, /00 TC-SKT "KEMER"), MAROON MOTIF. EX-(G-MEDE), 2010-05. 22C, 102Y.

1 A321-231 (V2533-A5) (811, /98 TC-SKI "ANTALYA"), RED COLORED TAIL. (GAX) LSD 2008-06. 219Y.

0 A321-231 ((V2533-A5) (1670, /02 TC-SKL "ADAM & EVE"), LIGHT BLUE MOTIF. (TCI) LSD 2009-05. RTND. 219Y.

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TALHA GORGULU, CHAIRMAN (talha@kayigroup.com.tr).

TAHIR GORGULU, MANAGING DIRECTOR & EXECUTIVE VP (tahir.gorgulu@kayigroup.com.tr).

HUSEYIN OFLAZ, TECHNICAL ASSISTANT TO MANAGING DIRECTOR (huseyin.oflaz@skyairlines.net).

MEHMET TURKAY, FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANAGER (AYTSPCR) (mehmet.turkay@skyairlines.net).

GOKHAN CINAR, DEPUTY FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANAGER (gokhan.cinar@skyairlines.net).

CAPTAIN DINCER KIZILIRMAK, CHIEF PILOT.

GALIP YILMAZ, FLIGHT SAFETY MANAGER (galip.yilmaz@skyairlines.net).

CEMAL ELMAS, FLIGHT SAFETY OFFICER (cemalelmas@skyairlines.net)

MS BANU GUMUSOGLU GOREL, ENGINEERING MANAGER (banugum@hotmail.com) (banu.gumusoglu@skyairlines.net).

BIRGUN MEHMET AYDIN, TRAINING MANAGER (birgun.aydin@skyairlines.net).

ALPER UNAL, QUALITY MANAGER (alper.unal@skyairlines.net).

AFITAP CAGLAR, GROUND OPERATIONS MANAGER (afitap.caglar@skyairlines.net).

CEVDET BAHCELIK, FINANCE MANAGER (cevdet.bahcelik@skyairlines.net).

SEVILAY TATLICI, COMMERCIAL MANAGER (sevilay.tatlici@skyairlines.net).

GUNAY OZKAN GUNAY, COORDINATION MANAGER (gunay.ozkan@skyairlines.net).

BANU EKREN, CABIN CREW MANAGER (banu.ekren@skyairlines.net).

SELMA OZTURK, PERSONNEL & HUMAN RESOURCES (HR) MANAGER (selma.ozturk@skyairlines.net).

G BURTE ACIKGOZ, CREW PLANNING MANAGER (burte.acikgoz@skyairlines.net).

VEYSEL KOMUR, SECURITY MANAGER (veysel.komur@skyairlines.net).

SARP OZPAR,(OCC) MANAGER (sarp.ozpar@skyairlines.net).

 
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