SunExpress CEO: Turkish Tourism Will Shine This Summer!

SunExpress, a joint venture of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, announced its flight plan for the summer season 2021 and the new destinations it will begin flying. Airline, flight network, adds 23 new routes between Europe and Turkey, Izmir, Antalya and three major hubs begin to fly to the Middle East for the first time.

Turkey’s vacation paradise that most tourists SunExpress scheduled flights to the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts, suffered a pandemic and then stalled last year due to travel restrictions, is preparing to support the strong return of the Turkish tourism in the summer of 2021.

Max Kownatzki, CEO of SunExpress“We anticipate that travel demand will increase considerably in the upcoming summer season. Vaccination widely in many countries and rapid test applications work together with the completion of the summer, we expect the influx of European tourists in the tourist centers of Turkey, “he said.

Kownatzki: Turkish tourism will shine this summer

“Turkey, from the very beginning to prevent the spread of Covidien-19, the studies were carried out successfully and the application ‘Safe Tourism’ is widely proven for stability on this issue,” he said Kownatzki He continued: “Exceed a certain level, the population is vaccinated in Turkey, and together with the ease of Covidien-19 testing, it will gain high acceleration of Turkish tourism and the ever-powerful way back will have absolute faith.” As an important partner of Turkish tourism, we are ready to provide all the necessary support for a strong return of the industry this year ”.

Flights to the Middle East begin

Provide information on the new routes that SunExpress will begin flying in the summer of 2021 KownatzkiThe new season with flight network, he said adding 23 new routes: “This summer, for tourist or family visit purposes with Turkey, our passengers who prefer to strengthen the bridge we have established in Europe are opening up to new markets, too. We will connect Antalya and İzmir with the important centers of Eastern Europe and the Middle East. “Thanks to our dynamic structure, we focus on the destinations that demand the most to fly, taking into account the demands of our passengers when determining our new routes.”

23 new routes in the summer season

In total 27 countries and 52 destinations on direct flights from Turkey performs SunExpress, the 2021 summer season in the flight plan describes about 6 million, and will offer 1.8 million seats on domestic routes. The 23 new destinations that the airline has incorporated into its flight network are the following:

The new SunExpress destinations, which will connect Antalya with 10 domestic destinations and 40 international destinations, are as follows:

International Domestic flights
Beirut New Hatay New
Geneva New Malatya New
Erbil New
Chisinau New
Lebanese New
London New


Manchester New
Sofia New
Tel Aviv New

In the new season, SunExpress will fly from its Izmir hub to 31 destinations on international flights and 14 destinations on domestic flights. The new flights departing from Izmir are as follows:

International Domestic flights
Beirut New Basement New
Geneva New
Kiev New
Tel Aviv New

SunExpress, which connects 15 Anatolian cities including Bodrum and Dalaman, with direct flights to many major cities in Europe, outside of Antalya and Izmir, will start flying 7 new routes from 5 different Anatolian cities in the summer of 2021:

Basement Eskisehir Hatay Malatya Zonguldak
Cologne New Brussels New Dusseldorf New Frankfurt New Dusseldorf New
Vienna New Dusseldorf New

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