Peter Glade is Commercial Director with SunExpress, which is a joint venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines. He has a thorough airline background, having held senior positions with Austrian Airlines, Star Alliance, and Lufthansa German Airlines. Peter also worked several years as a consultant with Accenture,
SunExpress was founded in October 1989 as a subsidiary of the two industry leading airlines Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa. Today, SunExpress carries around seven million passengers per year. With its 25 years of experience and thus the long-term commitment in the traffic between the home markets of Turkey and Germany, the airline has acquired the reputation of the holiday specialist even beyond Turkey.
The home base of SunExpress is in Antalya on the Turkish Riviera. The second most important base is the hub Izmir on the Aegean coast. The German branch office is located in Gateway Gardens near Frankfurt Airport, which is the base of SunExpress Deutschland GmbH, the German subsidiary of the company.
With around 3800 employees in Turkey and Germany – and as the largest employer in Antalya - SunExpress matters as a successful medium-sized airline with a strong track record of innovation and inter-cultural aspects.
The airline essentially concentrates on three areas of business: international tourism, ethnic travel (including domestic Turkish flights to the most important cities of Anatolia) and the wet-lease business. Besides scheduled flights, SunExpress relies on charter business and a close cooperation with renowned as well as individual smaller tour operators. Serving more than 100 cities, the destination portfolio of the holiday airline offers a wide variety of non-stop frequencies between Europe and Turkey, Germany and holiday destinations like the Red Sea, Tunisia, the Canary Islands, the Mediterranean area or North Cyprus as well as the Sultanate of Oman.
For more details about our destinations, please refer to our schedule.