Direct flights set to connect Diyarbakır to three German cities
“We will be the main air carrier of Diyarbakır, connecting the city to the highest number of destinations both in domestic and international flights. We will fly from Diyarbakır to Germany’s Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Hannover starting from the summer season of 2018,” SunExpress Deputy Managing Director Ahmet Çalışkan said at a press conference in Diyarbakır on March 28.
“We have scheduled flights from nine Anatolian cities and also from [touristic destinations of] İzmir and Antalya to 17 cities in Europe. Now we are delighted to include Diyarbakır in this group of cities,” Çalışkan added.
SunExpress is a joint venture of Turkish Airlines and the Lufthansa Group.
Direct flights from Diyarbakır to the German city of Frankfurt will start on June 19. The first direct flight from Diyarbakır to Dusseldorf will take place on June 21 and flights to Hannover will commence next day.
SunExpress, which was the first airline to start domestic flights from Diyarbakır to İzmir and Antalya 12 years ago, ultimately plans to carry out 1,656 domestic and international flights departing from Diyarbakır annually.
“This great development will certainly also positively affect neighboring provinces,” Diyarbakır Governor Hasan Basri Güzeloğlu said at the press conference.