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The first aircraft hangar in the Mediterranean resort city Antalya is expected to become operational by the end of 2021, the CEO of a major carrier said Tuesday.

Antalya’s first aircraft maintenance and repair center will be launched by SunExpress, a joint venture of flag carrier Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa.

“As one of the largest companies and biggest employers in Antalya, we continue to support Antalya’s economy and tourism,” SunExpress CEO Jens Bischof told at a press conference in Antalya.

As a “home carrier of Antalya”, the company aims to generate jobs, as well contribute to the economy of

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