SunExpress to increase Turkey-Europe flights in 2018 winter: CEO

SunExpress to increase Turkey-Europe flights in 2018 winter: CEO

SunExpress, a joint venture between Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, will increase its Turkey-Europe flights significantly this winter, the company chief has said.

“We have raised our flight capacity to Turkey by 7 percent for the upcoming winter season compared to the previous winter season. As was the case in previous years, we will make the largest number of flights from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to Turkey,” said SunExpress CEO Jens Bischof, as quoted by Anadolu Agency on Sept. 26.

In a statement, he said new destinations had also been added to the winter program.

He said direct flights would be scheduled from Turkey’s Antalya to 16 airports in the 2017-2018 winter season.

“We will make a 15 percent increase in our seat supply this winter from the same period in 2016. We will make 150 reciprocal trips on a weekly basis between nine domestic destinations and 16 European destinations and Antalya. We will also add Basel, Ordu-Giresun and Zurich flights to our İzmir operations,” he said, adding that 164 reciprocal flights would be conducted from İzmir to 28 local and foreign destinations.

The company will also make 26 flights from Turkey’s Adana, Kayseri, Ankara, Gaziantep, Samsun and Trabzon to European destinations on a weekly basis.