Turkish Airlines plans to launch summer service between London and Dalaman
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Turkish Airlines is planning to add a link between London and the holiday destination of Dalaman for the summer season. Effective 25 May 2020, the Star Alliance carrier plans to fly between London Gatwick (LGW) and Dalaman (DLM) three times a week before turning to a daily operation.
The route will operate three times weekly from 25 May 2020 (Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) before turning to a daily operation as of 1 June, as reported by Routes Online.
The route will be operated by one of the carrier’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which feature two cabins: business and economy. It’s worth noting, however, that the business-class cabins on these narrow-body aircraft are standard recliner seats, rather than lie-flat seats like you might expect on a long-haul, wide-body aircraft.
As of time of publication, tickets for the planned route were not on sale. Turkish Airlines’ Miles&Smiles award programme utilises an award chart, meaning you can plan to redeem set number of miles for awards. If you were to fly from Turkey to the U.K. — including on the planned Dalaman route — it would cost you 30,000 miles return in economy or 60,000 miles return in business plus taxes and fees.
During the summer season, the London to Dalaman route is already serviced by British Airways, EasyJet, Jet2, Pegasus and TUI.
In addition to the planned launch of the route between Dalaman and London, Turkish also plans to increase frequencies on two existing routes for the summer season. Effective 29 March 2020, the airline will increase its operation between Antalya (AYT) and London Gatwick (LGW) from 7 weekly to 14 weekly flights.
Additionally, the carrier will increase its summer frequencies between Bodrum (BJV) and London Gatwick (LGW) from three weekly flights to four weekly flights effective 3 June 2020.
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