Leisure-leaning SunExpress to start route on April 5
The leisure-focussed airline carrier SunExpress says it will start direct twice-weekly flights from Copenhagen to the Aegean city of Izmir in Turkey from April 5 with services on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Copenhagen Airport hailed the flight as “yet another sign that our focus on Turkey is working”.
Ole Wieth Christensen, the airport’s director of route development, said that the route is expected to be mainly leisure traffic, “but it also has business potential as several European companies are established in Izmir.”
SunExpress was founded as a joint venture in 1989 and is equally owned by Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa. With its main hubs in Antalya and Izmir, it is carrying about 7 million passengers this year to 93 destinations, both on scheduled and charter flights.
“SunExpress has always been present in the Danish market by connecting Antalya with several Danish cities,” Server Aydin, the carrier’s chief commercial officer, said. “As Izmir is the second most popular Turkish destination in Denmark, it is a consequent and right step to connect these two cities with direct flights.”