CDB Aviation Leases One Boeing 737-800 To Corendon Airlines Malta

LONDON – CDB Aviation has announced the leasing arrangement of a Boeing 737-800 to Corendon Airlines’ subsidiary in Malta.

The aircraft has been delivered and will be utilized for the busy Summer 2022 season that the airline is facing at present.

“We are very pleased that the Corendon team has put their faith in CDB Aviation to secure the lease of this 737-800 aircraft, which will provide additional capacity throughout Corendon’s network in anticipation of the ramp-up in passenger travel during this summer season,” stated Paul Boyle, CDB Aviation’s Head of Europe, the Middle East & Africa.

Ridvan Helvaci, Technical & Lease Affairs Director of Corendon Airlines, said: “This was the very first aircraft lease cooperation made between Corendon Airlines and CDB Aviation. Working with them for the whole transaction and the delivery has been a pleasure for us, and we are looking forward to enhancing our cooperation in the future.”

“Our collaboration with Corendon is of particular significance as Europe’s leisure demand is rapidly accelerating its post-pandemic recovery,” underscored Peter Goodman, CDB Aviation’s Chief Commercial Officer. “We look forward to supporting the Corendon team’s efforts to expand their route network within Europe, connecting the major European cities with the best holiday destinations.”

Not Just A Busy Summer Ahead…

Whilst the airline has a busy Summer 2022 schedule, the airline has been thinking further afield to the Winter season, particularly in the UK.

Corendon Airlines will be offering flights from five UK airports to Antalya in Turkey as part of its winter offering.

Those five UK airports are London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, and Glasgow.

London Gatwick will be operated three times per week, Manchester will be twice per week, Birmingham will also be twice per week and both Glasgow and Newcastle will be once per week.

These services will all be operated by Corendon’s Boeing 737 fleet. Of which they currently have 29 in their fleet, one of those 29 is a Boeing 737 MAX 8.

They do also have three Airbus A320s on lease from GetJet Airlines in Lithuania and Danish Air Transport (DAT) to help backfill their need for more aircraft during the summer season whilst they await further deliveries of the Boeing 737 MAX 8’s.

Commenting on the announcement was Corendon Airlines’ Commercial Director, Mine Aslan:

“This is our first full summer season in the UK, and sales to date are very encouraging. Antalya is a fantastic winter destination, popular with couples and golfing groups.”

“We wanted to continue to build on the success of our current regional departures, so we feel this Antalya program should achieve this.”

Corendon’s Summer 2022 Plans for the UK…

Not only will the UK benefit from Corendon’s winter services, but some other countries within Europe will also see a winter schedule from Corendon.

Germany, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Belgium will all get services to winter destinations throughout Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Egypt, and Israel.

At present for their summer 2022 season within the UK, Corendon serves a plethora of destinations from those five main airports.

  • London Gatwick has summer services to Heraklion and Rhodes in Greece as well as Antalya, Bodrum, and Dalaman in Turkey.
  • Manchester also has summer services to Heraklion and Rhodes in Greece as well as Antalya, Bodrum, and Dalaman in Turkey.
  • Birmingham has summer services to Antalya and Dalaman in Turkey.
  • Glasgow also has summer services to Antalya and Dalaman in Turkey.
  • Newcastle also has summer services to Antalya and Dalaman in Turkey.


It is evident that alongside Turkish Airlines and SunExpress’ services to and from the UK, Corendon is now also seeing a huge uptake in passenger numbers for many people going to Turkey and Greece, not just for their summer vacations but for winter getaways too.

It will be great to see how Corendon grows within the UK aviation sector and if we’ll see any more destinations being served by them.

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