Corendon Airlines, the European leisure airline, this week launched its inaugural Summer 2022 flights from London-Gatwick, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, and Newcastle International airports.
All the first flights from the 5 UK airports took off with over 90% capacity. Ceremonies were held at each of the airports to celebrate the inaugural flights, which attracted great local media attention.
Due to the popularity of holidays to Turkey from English and Scottish holidaymakers, Corendon Airlines, has expanded its number of flights to Turkey for summer 2022. The airline now offers flights to Antalya, Dalaman, Bodrum, Crete and Rhodes throughout summer 2022 and is planning to expand in the leisure market by increasing the number of destinations and frequency in 2023.
Expressing his satisfaction at levels of bookings from the UK for Corendon flights to Turkey and the Greek Islands, Corendon Airlines Chairman of the Board Yıldıray Karaer said: “Demand from UK tourists for our Antalya and Dalaman flights is very encouraging. Seeing our first flights for the summer 2022 season, travel with full capacity, is a fantastic start to what will be our first full season operating from the UK. We are delighted with the current demand for our flights. We can see that British tourists missed our country, following the travel restrictions over the last two years, caused during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Apart from Antalya and Dalaman, we are seeing positive demand for our other destinations from the UK, which is very encouraging. We are aiming to achieve close to full capacity on our summer flights this season.
We plan to continue our flights to Antalya during the 22/23 the winter season” Based on current demand and the excellent winter climate in the Antalya region, we will be continuing with flights to Antalya, from each of our current UK airports throughout Winter 22/23. As we are aware that the tendency for early booking in this market is pretty high, we aim to release our winter schedule in a short term.
Turkey is a year round destination and this extra capacity will allow more people to travel out in Winter, when flight and hotel prices are even more attractive.”