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NEWS SunExpress doubles its flight from the UK to Turkey

22 Apr 2024

SunExpress has nearly doubled its capacity from the UK to Turkey for the summer season to support tour operators and travel agencies seeking quotas.

As tourists from the UK have grown substantially interested in holidays in Turkey, the company has decided to take due action regarding capacity.

Entering the UK market in 2022, the company increased the weekly flights between Turkey and the UK from 74 last year to nearly 136 this season, an 87% increase totalling 1.32 million seats.

SunExpress, which planned 700,000 seats from the UK to Turkey last year, had 40% of its capacity used by tour operators. Most of the remaining capacity was sold through Global Distribution Systems (GDS) as 'seat only'.

SunExpress is also increasing the number of airports it flies to in Turkey from the UK. The airline, which previously flew from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Luton, and Manchester to Turkey, will also operate flights from Bristol and Newcastle airports in the summer season of 2024. Of the 136 weekly flights in the summer season, 80 will be to Antalya, 39 to Dalaman, and 15 to Izmir. There will also be one flight each to Adana and Gaziantep.

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