On April 23, 2008, AnadoluJet, owned and operated by Turkish Airlines, launched its low-cost carrier flight services with five Boeing 737-400 aircraft featuring 166-seat capacity and an all-economy class configuration.
By the end of 2008, from its Ankara-based hub, AnadoluJet expanded its network to 20 domestic destinations and was operating a fleet of seven aircraft: three 3737-700s, three 737-400s and one 737-700.
In 2009, AnadoluJet was flying to 25 destinations every day of the week and had only one international destination in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
In 2010, AnadoluJet expanded its domestic network to 35 destinations. The airline also added 13 new international destinations to its network from airports in Ankara and Istanbul (Sabiha Gokcen): Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Damascus, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, London – Stansted, Moscow – Domodedovo, Nakhichevan, Stockholm, Tehran, and Vienna.
In early 2011, under an agreement made with Borajet Airlines, AnadoluJet expanded its regional flight network through codeshare flights.
In 2012, AnadoluJet was operating a fleet of 18 Boeing 737s and 10 Airbus A320s. The majority of AnadoluJet’s capacity was allocated to the domestic market, but it also served about 12 international destinations, predominantly in Western Europe.
In 2013, AnadoluJet increased its fleet to 27 aircrafts. The number of aircraft operating from its second hub, Istanbul – Sabiha Gokcen Airport, rose from 3 to 8 aircraft while the number of destinations served from this hub rose to 18 by adding 10 new destinations.
In 2014, AnadoluJet carried 9 million passengers with an increase of 17% from 2014. In line with the company’s strategy, three new destinations were added to its Ankara-based domestic flight network, leading to a total of 49 domestic routes.
In 2015, AnadoluJet wet leased 3 Embraer 190-100 from Borajet Airlines.
In 2016, AnadoluJet maintained its growth by increasing its fleet to 39 Boeing B737 800 aircraft, extending its network to 77 routes AnadoluJet and launching the new website and mobile application offering personalized prices.
In December 2017, the management of Turkish Airlines was evaluating whether to separate AnadoluJet, the low-cost brand of Turkish Airlines, into an independent company so that can more effectively compete in Ankara with rivals like Pegasus Airlines. At the time, the Boeing 737-800 fleet is currently flown on behalf of AnadoluJet by Turkish Airlines and its subsidiary SunExpress.
Starting August 2018, AnadoluJet offers a new service – online purchase of excess baggage and sports equipment via the AnadoluJet website or mobile app.
No fatal accidents involving AnadoluJet were registered so far.