SunExpress launched the first of four brand new destinations to Antalya

15. June 2018 - 14:07

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Luton, June 15. Celebrations were held today at London Luton Airport as SunExpress launched its first flight to Antalya. Antalya is the first of four brand new destinations which the airline is launching this month.

The new destinations are: Antalya, Bodrum, Ankara and Gaziantep. SunExpress continues to offer twice weekly flights to Izmir, as it has done for the past three years. The flights to Ankara and Gaziantep are the only direct flights to operate to these destinations from the UK.

Wilken Bellmann, Head of Network Planning and Scheduling for SunExpress said: “I was delighted to be at London Luton Airport today to see the first passengers off to Antalya. We are extremely happy to have been able to launch so many new routes from the UK in 2018, and very pleased that Türkiye (Turkey) is back on the map for British tourists. Our flights to Ankara and Gaziantep will undoubtedly make it much easier for the local Turkish community to visit family and friends.”

He added: “It was also a great opportunity for me to see the transformation which has taken place at LLA. I am sure that our passengers will be very pleasantly surprised when they see the changes.”

London Luton Airport is nearing the completion of its £160 million transformation, which will increase capacity to 18 million passengers by 2020. The passenger experience has been improved by an expanded and upgraded terminal providing more seating and new boarding gates, as well as a greater variety of shops and restaurants. A total of 30 new stores are due to open in the terminal by the end of the year. It is now easier to reach LLA than ever, as the redevelopment includes major upgrades to transport links, including better road access to the M1, new car parking facilities, a remodelled bus and coach interchange and improved rail links to Luton Airport Parkway station. Luton Borough Council has also started work on The Luton DART, a new £225 million light rail system which will link the airport with the station by 2021


About SunExpress:
As a holiday specialist, SunExpress has been offering non-stop flights between Europe and Türkiye (Turkey) and attractive holiday destinations in the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, the Red Sea and North Africa for almost 30 years. The joint venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines offers a total of almost 60 international destinations in 20 countries with 1,200 weekly flights. On board of our modern Boeing B737-800 aircraft, we meet the needs of almost nine million passengers annually and provide a comfortable flight experience at a low-cost price. The approximately 4,000 employees of SunExpress ensure this with passion and commitment. Cheap flights, extra services, but also hotels, transfers or holiday accommodation can be booked at

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