Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has announced a new partnership with leisure airline SunExpress to boost the number of routes to Türkiye in 2024.

SunExpress, a joint venture of Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, will operate its inaugural flight from LBA to Antalya (AYT) in March 2024. The airline will offer three weekly flights to Antalya (AYT) throughout the summer season.

SunExpress, which has been named the 'World's Best Leisure Airline' by Skytrax, has implemented its largest route and network expansion in the UK this summer.

Nicola McMullen, Aviation Director at Leeds Bradford Airport, said: “It’s fantastic to welcome SunExpress as the latest airline to LBA. This multiple award-winning carrier will provide our new and returning customers with more access to Turkey and its popular resorts, something we’re sure holidaymakers from across the region will welcome.”

Peter Glade, SunExpress Commercial Director, added: “With the best leisure airline in the world, who wouldn’t want to get on those flights to Antalya? Our vibrant and diverse home city offers everything that makes for a successful holiday: great hospitality, fascinating culture, crystal-clear water, beautiful beaches, excellent cuisine, and unbeatable value for money.”

SunExpress has received a variety of awards over the last five years, including Türkiye’s safest airline (2018) and most recently named the 'World's Best Leisure Airline' in the latest global survey by Skytrax. Passengers are also able to contact the airline 24 hours a day via WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

Flight information on prices and availability can be found at www.SunExpress.com.