Sun Express to launch Manchester to Antalya Flight

Sun Express 737
Sun Express 737

Turkish-German airline Sun Express (XQ/SXS) is set to launch a direct flight from Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) to Antalya in Turkey in 2021.

The service will begin on the 26th March 2021 and will initially operate twice-weekly before increasing to four-flights-per-week from 30th May 2021.

“After a year of staying at home, the people of Britain deserve a sunny vacation”, says Peter Glade, CCO of SunExpress. “Our new services to Antalya will serve the British people to arrive at their well-deserved holiday destination, fast, relaxed and for a competitive price, experiencing our unique SunExpress service.”

Karen Smart, Managing Director of Manchester Airport, said: “It’s great to see SunExpress launch services to Antalya from Manchester Airport, the UK’s global gateway in the North. After a difficult year, the route will mean families and households across our vast catchment will have additional access to one of our most popular summer destinations.” adding “As ever, the safety of our passengers and staff remains our top priority, with a range of measures in place to provide peace of mind as we continue to connect people across the globe,”

Sun Express is a joint venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines and operates scheduled and charter flights across Europe and North Africa.

The flight will be operated by a Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

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