SunExpress, a joint venture of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, is strengthening its position as Izmir’s main carrier with increased capacity and frequency.
The airline reaches the biggest network expansion in Izmir with a total of 8 new routes and 4000 additional flights in the summer of 2022.
Speaking at the press conference in Izmir, Max Kownatzki, CEO of SunExpress said: “Izmir is our home. As Izmir’s main carrier, we continue to connect Izmir to the world and contribute to the tourism and economy of Izmir and the Aegean region. With the increase in capacity and frequency and the addition of new destinations, we are heading towards our goal of becoming the number one leisure airline in Turkey, bringing the largest number of tourists to Izmir and Turkey.
SunExpress connects Izmir to the most destinations on domestic and international routes. The airline now offers non-stop flights from Izmir to 50 destinations in 18 countries.
This summer, the airline flies to 15 cities in Turkey, including Adana, Antalya, Bodrum, Diyarbakir, Erzurum, Gaziantep, Hatay, Kars, Kayseri, Konya, Malatya, Samsun, Trabzon, Van d’Izmir and its newly launched new destination, Tuesday.
The new international destinations added to the network are Beirut, Milan, Nantes, Manchester, Tel Aviv, Budapest, Skopje.
Kownatzki adds: “As Turkey’s Tourism Ambassador, our goal is to show visitors from all over the world that Izmir is an ideal holiday destination with its rich history, cultural heritage and beautiful nature, Izmir has a lot to offer. offer not only in summer but also in other seasons.We will continue to work hard to make Izmir a city visited all year round by taking tourism beyond sun and beach holidays.
Last year, SunExpress hosted the main German tourism agencies in Izmir to present the city as one of the most attractive destinations for safe vacations under all the hygiene and safety measures taken during the pandemic. SunExpress, sponsor of the “Visit Izmir” mobile application, implemented with the aim of introducing Izmir to the world with the joint work of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and the Izmir Foundation, is also a partner in the project” directizmir.com”.