Corendon Airlines, the European leisure carrier, has started flying from Birmingham Airport.
Its fleet of 1New89-seat B737-800 aircraft are now operating flights twice a week to Dalaman and three times a week to Antalya.
Yesterday’s departure to Antalya took off with a full plane of customers seeking some Turkish sun.
Corendon, which is already on sale to Antalya and Dalaman for summer 2022, today announced it will extend its Antalya service into winter 2022/23.
Winter tickets will go on sale in the next few weeks. This extension reflects the popularity of the routes and the demand from Birmingham Airport.
Paul Riches, Commercial representative of Corendon Airlines, said: “We are very excited to launch our service from Birmingham Airport.
“We plan to increase our Birmingham flights to many other popular holiday destinations in the following seasons.
“We aim to provide holidaymakers direct and comfortable flights to sunny destinations and we are confident our Birmingham flights will be successful in summer 2022 and beyond.”
Tom Screen, Aviation Director for Birmingham Airport, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Corendon Airlines to Birmingham and are pleased initial sales numbers are strong.
“This bodes well as the aviation sector gets back on its feet and the British public take to the skies once again after a two-year Covid-19 layoff.
“We look forward to developing the partnership with Corendon Airlines further in the coming years.”