SunExpress adds routes to Oslo from three cities in Turkey

posted on 17th October 2018 by Justin Burns
SunExpress adds routes to Oslo from three cities in Turkey

SunExpress has increased the number of flights it operates on a route between Oslo Airport and Izmir in Turkey while also adding new services from the Norwegian capital to Antalya and Konya in Summer 2019.

The carrier is a joint venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines and flew 8.8 million passengers in 2017.

SunExpress’ investment in the Oslo market will see the airline offer over 33,000 seats from Oslo in 2019, an increase of 267 per cent versus summer 2018.

Flights between Oslo and Konya begin on 13 June 2019 and will be flown every Thursday until 26 September, while the new twice-weekly route to Antalya, which will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays, will run from 13 April until 26 October.

Services to Izmir will resume on 11 June and will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 26 September. All SunExpress flights from Oslo will be flown by the carrier’s fleet of 189-seat Boeing 737-800s.

SunExpress head of network planning and scheduling, Wilken Bellmann said: “We are very happy with the development of our Oslo – Izmir route, therefore increasing capacity while also expanding our route portfolio with the addition of Antalya and Konya as the next logical move for SunExpress in Norway. Furthermore, we are considering extending our service from summer-seasonal to year-round in the future.”