SunExpress, a joint venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines is launching a direct flight between Manchester Airport and Antalya in Turkey.
The route will be served twice per week from 26th March 2021 before going up to four flights to the Turkish holiday city per week from 30th May.
Peter Glade, CCO of SunExpress, said:
“After a year of staying at home, the people of Britain deserve a sunny vacation. Our new services to Antalya will serve the British people to arrive at their well-deserved holiday destination, fast, relaxed and for a competitive price, experiencing our unique SunExpress service.”
Karen Smart, Managing Director of Manchester Airport, said
“It’s great to see SunExpress launch services to Antalya from Manchester Airport, the UK’s global gateway in the North. After a difficult year, the route will mean families and households across our vast catchment will have additional access to one of our most popular summer destinations.”
“As ever, the safety of our passengers and staff remains our top priority, with a range of measures in place to provide peace of mind as we continue to connect people across the globe.”
The service is one of a number of new routes planned for Manchester Airport, which has seen a drastic fall in passenger numbers this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Virgin Atlantic has begun launching a number of new routes to Asia from the Northern hub, including to Islamabad and Delhi, while Emirates has increased the frequency of its services to Dubai.