Turkish Airlines has commenced the first-ever service between Dublin and Antalya. The inaugural flight departed from Dublin Airport yesterday afternoon.
Turkish Airlines will operate flights between Antalya and Dublin three times per week on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. This will be Dublin’s first direct route to and from Antalya.
Welcoming the new service, Dalton Philips, Chief Executive Officer of daa, which operates Dublin Airport, said:
“Dublin Airport welcomes this new direct route between Dublin and Antalya. Antalya is a beautiful city with rich culture and stunning scenery. The commencement of the service is great news for business leisure passengers in Ireland and Antalya and we anticipate strong demand for this service. Dublin Airport looks forward to work with Turkish Airlines in promoting this new route.”
Antalya is a tourism destination that’s steeped in culture and characterised by a Mediterranean climate. The region has much to offer, from their exquisite cuisine to stunning backdrops. Antalya city is one of the most prominent and modern cities in Turkey with golden beaches and breath-taking waterfalls.
The city of Antalya can be traced as far back as the 1st century BC when, as legend has it, upon discovering this land, king Attalos II told his men that “this must be Heaven”.
Antalya is one of 180 destinations that Dublin Airport will serve worldwide this year, in partnership with 44 airlines, as it continues to rebuild its global reach following the devastating impact on the aviation sector due to COVID-19.