SunExpress offers new route from Helsinki to Izmir

20. December 2013 - 10:10

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Holiday carrier starts weekly direct flight from Finland to the Aegean coast in May 2014

SunExpress, a subsidiary of Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, will introduce a new weekly route from Helsinki to Izmir its summer schedule 2014. The weekly service will run every Thursday; inaugural flight will be on May 1st, 2014. The route to the capital of Finland will be served with a Boeing 737-800 leaving Izmir at 6:30 a.m. and arriving in Helsinki at 10:15 a.m. SunExpress departs from Helsinki at 11 a.m. arriving on the Aegean coast at 2:45 p.m. Tickets can be booked through or local travel agencies.

“We are very happy to welcome SunExpress to fly between Izmir and Helsinki. It’s important we have more and more flight connections and people have plenty of choices when they decide their destinations. At the moment we’re developing the airport to the next level and I am sure that guests travelling with SunExpress enjoy our high-quality services at the airport in summer. Welcome to Helsinki, SunExpress!” says Ville Haapasaari, SVP, Director of Helsinki Airport.

“SunExpress has always been present in the Finnish market by connecting Antalya with several Finish cities. We are now looking forward to further expand this commitment with the weekly nonstop flight from Helsinki to Izmir,” says Andreas Thams, Director Commercial of SunExpress. “We are inviting all our guests to explore the numerous historical locations in Izmir and indulge at endless sandy beaches of the beautiful Aegean Region of Türkiye (Turkey).”
SunExpress was founded in October 1989 as a joint venture, which is equally owned by Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa. With its main hubs in Antalya and Izmir SunExpress carried about 7.95 million passengers in 2012 – both on scheduled as well as on charter flights. The airline has a modern fleet of currently 52 Boeing 737-800 and 10 Boeing 737-700 aircraft with a total capacity of approximately 11,000 seats.
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Helsinki Airport: Finavia provides and develops airport and air navigation services with focus on safety, customer-orientation and cost efficiency. Finavia’s comprehensive network of 25 airports enables international connections from Finland — and to different parts of Finland. Helsinki Airport is the leading Northern European transit airport for long-haul traffic. Revenues in 2012 were EUR 359 million, and the number of employees 2800.

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SunExpress and ParkCloud offer car parking at 18 airports
SunExpress, a joint venture of Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, has signed an agreement with ParkCloud to further extend the diversity of services on The vast content of ParkCloud’s online booking system with its extensive network of car parks is now available to SunExpress passengers, who can book airport car parking on the airline’s website prior to their actual trips.

The new service complements the range of offers on like car hire and hotel reservations. Parking spaces are available to book at 18 airports in Germany, Türkiye (Turkey) and Austria, with plans to extend the service to France, the Netherlands and Switzerland in the very near future.

“We are thrilled to cooperate with ParkCloud. This new service helps our guests to save time and money and to start their travels without stress” explained Thomas Bornschein, Manager of Online and Ancillary Sales at SunExpress. “Over the past months we have enlarged the variety of offers on Once a pure flight portal, the website has become a comprehensive holiday booking site with travel packages, individual car and hotel deals and much more from renowned partners. Airport car parking from ParkCloud is a perfect complement, which brings additional value to our customers.”

Mark Pegler, Managing Director of ParkCloud, said: “We are delighted to launch this new partnership with SunExpress. ParkCloud is already the market leader in providing bookings to car parks across the EU, and with recent developments, now going beyond the borders of Europe. We are excited to be working with this dynamic airline.”

Established in 1989, SunExpress is one of the leading airlines with service from Germany and other European countries to Türkiye (Turkey), with some 7.65 million passengers flying in 2012. SunExpress also operates flights to Spain, Egypt and Tunisia as well as to a large number of domestic destinations within Türkiye (Turkey).