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Antalya (photo: Visit Turkey)

Gothenburg gets new direct route to Antalya

The Lufthansa-Turkish Airlines venture SunExpress will fly to Göteborg Landvetter next summer.

The range of new destinations on offer from Gothenburg continues to expand, as SunExpress launches its first direct route there for the summer 2019 timetable.

The route from Göteborg Landvetter to the Turkish holiday destination of Antalya comes as travel to Turkey has seen sharp growth over the last year or so following an earlier slump.

The Antalya-based carrier will offer non-stop service to the resort town during the summer season with Sunday departures.

Antalya is the biggest Turkish destination from Gothenburg, according to airport operator Swedavia. The new direct route will operate each Sunday from May 26 to October 27 next year. SunExpress already flies from Stockholm Arlanda to Antalya, Izmir and Konya.

“In the past year, travel to Turkey has increased 18% from Göteborg Landvetter,” says airport director Charlotte Ljunggren.

“So we are really happy about the new direct route to Antalya and pleased to welcome SunExpress to our airport. The new air link also makes travel easier for people living in Turkey, who will now be able to fly conveniently to Gothenburg to visit friends and family.”

Antalya year-round?
Wilken Bellmann, head of network planning and scheduling at SunExpress, added: “As we are very happy with the development of our three routes from Stockholm Arlanda Airport, we are making the next big step in Sweden by adding Gothenburg Landvetter Airport as a second destination to our network.

“We see very high demand of tourists as well as travellers visiting friends and relatives. Furthermore, we are considering extending our Stockholm-Antalya service from summer-seasonal to year-round in the future.”

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