Turkish Airlines bolsters its strength and market dominance, by reducing costs through reliance on subsidiaries, thus enabling operational flexibility and increasing quality and efficiency. Additionally, it provides service to other companies, thereby transforming its subsidiaries into profit centers.

THY Turkish Technic

Turkish Technic offers maintenance, repair and technical support to Turkish Airlines, as well as to more than 100 domestic and international airlines. Established in 2006, the company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Turkish Airlines.

With its subsidiary operations and more than 2,000 employees, Turkish Technic conducts its activities with the goal of becoming an important regional air transport technical maintenance base by supplying the full range of maintenance, repair, and technical and infrastructure support the aviation industry requires.


Founded in 1989, SunExpress is a joint venture of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, in which each holds a 50% stake. It is the market leader in charter flights between Germany and Turkey.

Having inaugurated flights in 1990, the company has served the charter market for many years. It began flying the Antalya-Frankfurt route as the first privately owned airline in Turkey to operate regularly scheduled international flights. Today the company has a fleet of 23 aircrafts and serves its customers with 1,695 employees.

Turkish OPET Aviation Fuels

Turkish OPET Aviation Fuels, established in 2009, is a joint venture of Turkish Airlines and OPET Petrolcülük A.Ş, in which each holds an equal stake. It provides jet fuel storage and supply services at Istanbul Atatürk and other airports in Turkey.

The company commenced operations on 1 July 2010. In addition to aviation fuels of every kind, it also engages in the domestic and international sale, importation, exportation, distribution, and transport of chemicals, lubricants, and paints.

Turkish Ground Services

The company provides ground handling services at Istanbul Atatürk Airport and at five other airports in Turkey. Established in 2009 as a joint venture of Turkish Airlines and HAVAŞ Havaalanları Yer Hizmetleri A.Ş. in which each holds a 50% stake, TGS (Turkish Ground Services) has been in operation since the beginning of 2010.

TGS serves approximately 70 domestic and international airlines in addition to Turkish Airlines at Turkey’s Istanbul Atatürk, Ankara Esenboğa, Izmir Adnan Menderes, Antalya, Adana, and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen airports. TGS, employing over 7,000 personnel, has to date served ground services to more than 400 thousand flights at high international standards.

THY Turkish DO & CO

The Company provides catering services to Turkish Airlines, and to more than sixty other domestic and international airlines. Commencing operations in 2007, Turkish DO&CO is a joint venture of Turkish Airlines and DO&CO Restaurants & Catering AG, in which each holds a 50% stake.

Headquartered at Istanbul Atatürk Airport, it provides catering services to domestic and international airlines out of kitchens operating at nine locations in Turkey. These kitchens turn out around 140,000 meals a day, each choice of which is carefully prepared by Turkish DO&CO’s own culinary staff. Turkish DO&CO has been responsible for substantial improvements in catering service quality aboard Turkish Airlines aircraft.

Pratt&Whitney THY Turkish Engine Center (TEC)

This company, established in 2008, provides aircraft engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul services to customers in Turkey and its hinterland. It is a joint venture of Turkish Airlines and United Technologies, a subsidiary of Pratt&Whitney, in which Turkish Airlines holds a 51% stake. Operating out of a high-tech, environmentally-friendly maintenance center with an area of around 25,000 m² at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, TEC has the capacity to perform maintenance on more than 200 aircraft engines a year.

Turkish Airlines continues to strengthen global brand identity with its qualified and experienced personnel and subsidiaries, on its way to becoming a leader in the aviation industry.

Goodrich Turkish Airlines Technical Service Center

At the Gebze facilities, high quality services for maintenance and repair of nacelles, thrust reversers, related parts and rotable support is provided. Established in 2010, the Goodrich Turkish Airlines Technical Service Center is a joint venture of Turkish Technic (40%) and TSA-Rina Holdings (60%), the latter a subsidiary of Goodrich Corporation.

The Goodrich Turkish Airlines Technical Service Center aims to be an important player in the industry by providing maintenance and repair services meeting international standards to Turkish Airlines and other international airline companies, underpinned by technical certification.

Turkish Cabin Interior Systems Industries Inc.

This company aims to take a share of world markets with the cabin interior system products that it manufactures. Formed in 2011, stakes of 30%, 21%, and 49% are held respectively by Turkish Airlines, Turkish Tecnic and Türk Havacılık ve Uzay Sanayi A.Ş. (TUSAŞ -TAI).

TCI’s objective is to undertake the design, manufacture, logistical support, modification, and marketing of aircraft cabin interior systems and components, and to win a share of international markets with the goods and services that it produces.

Aircraft Seat Manufacturing Industry & Trade Inc.

A joint venture with the Assan Hanil Group, the company was set up to design and manufacture airline seats, and to make, modify, market, and sell spare parts to Turkish Airlines and other international airline companies. Formed in 2011, stakes of 50%, 45%, and 5% are respectively held by Assan Hanil Group, Turkish Airlines, and Turkish Tecnic.

HABOM Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Modification Center

This facility, established in Kurtköy Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, aims to become the largest center in the region, providing the services of maintenance, repair and modification. The company was established in 2011 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Turkish Airlines.

HABOM’s principal business activities consist of buying, selling, renting, leasing, maintaining, repairing, and modifying any and all manner of aircraft and aircraft equipment, as a full range of aviation-related equipment, instruments, and engines; it also provides a comprehensive spectrum of training activities related to such undertakings, including, but not limited to seminars and courses.

TURKBINE Technical Gas Turbines Maintenance & Repair Inc.

The company is a collaboration that derives its strength from international experience, technically competent personnel and strong brand underpinning. Established in 2011, it is a joint venture of Turkish Technic and Zorlu O&M Enerji Tesisleri İşletme ve Bakım Hizmetleri A.Ş., in which each holds an equal stake.

The signed agreement envisions the provision of maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for a variety of aircraft engines that are beyond the activity scope of existing subsidiaries, and also for industrial gas turbines used at power plants.

THY Aydın Çıldır Airport Management Inc.

The company was established in 2012 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Turkish Airlines. Yet to commence operations, it was established to operate Aydin Çıldır Airport, provide aviation training, organize sports-training flights and conduct all activities related to the transportation of passengers with aircraft types appropriate to the prevailing runway length.