LONDON – Turkish based carrier Freebird Airlines has announced that it will be operating regular flights to London Gatwick and Manchester international airport from July 2021 and for the 2022 summer season.
The airline has operated flights to the UK before for many years from co-operations with UK Tour operators where it operated a variety of charter flights to a range of airports in the UK and Turkey, but with this announced the carrier will not be establishing its self on a fixed service to server the UK and Turkish market.
With its fleet of eight Airbus A320 aircraft, the carrier will initially operate both routes on a two-times weekly service with flights from Manchester operating on, Wednesday, and Saturday starting 3rd July 2021; and services from London Gatwick operating on, Tuesday and Sunday, commencing 4th July 2021, with both services only operating up to the end of October 2021 and then will recommence at the start of the summer season on May 2022 under the same frequency, however, there may be an increase in the number of flights next year.
Onur Sezgen, Revenue Management Manager, commented, “Despite the challenges of COVID-19 both in the UK and Turkey, Freebird remain committed to the UK Leisure market and in particular, to support those Travel Companies in the UK offering holidays to Turkey. Turkey is an extremely popular destination for UK holidaymakers we want to make sure we can help provide the opportunity for holidaymakers to return to Turkey this Summer and next”.
The announcement will be great news for leisure travellers looking to get away this summer and it is great news also for the UK aviation market, with so many called services and fleet reductions we are now seeing new careers break into crowded airports allowing them more options and potential for growth.