Turkish Airlines to increase flights to Manchester

16 Dec 2014 by Tom Otley

Turkish Airlines services between Istanbul and Manchester will increase from next spring.

The carrier currently flies twice daily to Manchester. From May 25, an extra four weekly flights will be added, followed by another three services on June 22, making 21 weekly flights, or three daily.

New daily service TK1491 will take off from Istanbul at 2030 and land in Manchester at 2240, while return service TK1492 will depart Manchester at 2345 and arrive in Istanbul at 0540 the next day.

Ersen Engin, the airline's general manager at Manchester airport, said: "The new flight is scheduled to depart Manchester at 2345, to give additional seamless connections to Eastern Europe, parts of the Middle East and key domestic destinations within Turkey. Travellers using the new TK1492 will be able to reach some cities before noon."

He added: "In 2014, we saw passenger numbers increase by 18 per cent from January to August, compared to the same period in 2013.

"Outside of London, Manchester is the biggest UK airport, serving almost 22 million passengers a year to reach more than 200 destinations worldwide. Over the summer months, these numbers are expected to soar as residents of Manchester and surrounding areas embark on their summer vacations."

Jenny Southan

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