The latest flight schedule for the coming season has just been released – a large number of new routes have been added and will be available for the first time.
This increase in routes confirms the significant increase in early reservations (for Alanya holidays) as previously announced by some of the major operators – with the airport being just 45 km east of the city centre, this is also welcome news for many of the 40.000 foreigners that currently own property in Alanya.
Whilst we do not yet know the exact breakdown of direct flights and those that will operate via Istanbul, we can confirm that direct weekly flights will be operated from a number of countries that have traditionally provided the largest numbers of incoming tourists. These countries include Russia, Germany, Benelux countries and all of Scandinavia who, between them, accounted for nearly 50% of the total number of incoming tourists in 2017.
In all, there will be 31 routes originating from 12 different countries.
From a personal point of view, it is somewhat perplexing that, with around 2.5 million Brits expected this year, there are still no Alanya-Gazipaşa flights originating from UK airports.
The confirmed schedule for this year (thus far) includes:
Russia – 5 airlines operating flights from 14 airports, including Seremtyevo, Domodedovo, Orenburg, Krasnodar and Murmansk.
Sweden – SAS operating from Stockholm-Arlanda.
Norway – SAS operating from Oslo.
Denmark – SAS and Corendon operating from Billund and Copenhagen.
Finland – Finnair operating from Helsinki.
Holland – Transavia operating from Amsterdam and Eindhoven.
Germany – Germania, Corendon and Onur Air operating from Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Bremen, Stuttgart, Cologne and Bonn.
Poland – Onur Air operating flights from Katowice and Warsaw.
Other countries served are Iran (Tehran), Romania ( Bucharest), Azerbaijan (Baku) and Lithuania (Vilnius).