Turkish Airlines has launched its first ever direct flights from Manchester to Antalya and Dalaman. They will begin operating to Antalya from 1 April and from Dalaman on 2 April 2022. Osman Battal , Turkish Airlines’ Director in Manchester, said: “With this new route, we are able to respond to our passengers’ demand. They can easily and directly reach the unique holiday destinations of Turkey. “Whether holiday makers or golfing enthusiasts, we are keen to provide all our passengers with unforgettable times with Turkish Airlines.” Karen Smart, Managing Director at Manchester Airport, said: “It’s great to see Turkish Airlines announce new direct routes from Manchester Airport to two of our most popular holiday destinations in Turkey. “With a host of airport safety measures in place since the start of the pandemic, the security of all our passengers and staff continues to be our number one priority, as we connect people across the globe.” Turkish Airlines services five UK airports including London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Manchester.