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Sun Express plans Bristol and Newcastle expansion

Sun Express Boeing 737 (Max Thrust Digital)

Sun Express Boeing 737 (Max Thrust Digital)

Turkish/German carrier Sun Express (XQ/SXS) has said it plans to launch flights from Bristol Airport (BRS/EGGD) and Newcastle Airport (NCL/EGNT) from 2023 bringing its UK destinations to eight.

Making the announcement at the Routes Europe conference Sun Express confirmed it was also looking to expand its existing UK airports including Manchester (MAN/EGCC), Birmingham (BHX/EGBB) and Edinburgh (EDI/EGPH).

SunExpress head of network planning and scheduling Wilken Bellmann said: “Our strategic vision is to have a daily flight from all of these airports,” adding “The plan for next summer is to increase the frequency on the existing routes, so Manchester will be increased to double-daily for example.

“From Edinburgh and Birmingham, we will also add Izmir and Dalaman – that will help to fill the white spots on the map and means the UK is perfectly covered.”

The details of the flights to Bristol and Newcastle have not yet been announced but is likely to focus on holiday destinations in Turkey as well as Sun Express’ focus of Antalya.

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