Turkish Airlines is set to launch nonstop routes from Manchester to the resorts of Antalya and Dalaman on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast.

The daily flights will begin on April 1 to Antalya, and on April 2 to Dalaman, and will include inflight catering and IFE.

Passengers will also be able to fly one full set of golf clubs free of charge on all flights, as the airline aims to support golfing activities in Antalya.

Turkish Airlines currently operates from five UK airports including London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Manchester.

Osman Battal, Turkish Airlines’ Director in Manchester, said:

“With this new route, we are able to response to our passengers demand. They can reach easily and nonstop to unique holiday destinations of Turkey.

“Whether holiday makers or golfing enthusiasts, we are keen to provide all our passengers to have unforgettable times with Turkish Airlines.”

Karen Smart, Managing Director at Manchester Airport, added:

“It’s great to see Turkish Airlines announce new direct routes from Manchester Airport to two of our most popular holiday destinations in Turkey.

“With a host of airport safety measures in place since the start of the pandemic, the security of all our passengers and staff continues to be our number one priority, as we connect people across the globe.”

British Airways also operates flights from London Gatwick to Antalya, and from London Heathrow to Dalaman, from April until the end of September 2022.