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Press article fom  23.01.2012

Spend your summer holidays in Izmir with SunExpress

From the summer of 2012 Frankfurt Hahn Airport will have a direct link to Turkey, when Turkish airline SunExpress will be operating a service between Hahn and Izmir for the first time. In SunExpress the Hunsrück airport has gained a new passenger airline, with the first plane taking off for a Turkish holiday on the Mediterranean on 23rd June.

"This direct connection to Turkey is an attractive summer proposition for our passengers," says Jörg Schumacher, management director of Frankfurt Hahn Airport. "SunExpress's decision shows that Frankfurt Hahn Airport is also of interest to passenger airlines other than Ryanair," comments Roger Lewentz, minister of infrastructure.

With the new connection from the airport in Rhineland-Palatinate holidaymakers can enjoy Izmir and its beautiful surroundings independent of a package deal. Izmir is on the Aegean Coast of Turkey in the west of the country. The third largest city in Turkey, it has an interesting, dynamic history; this is where in ancient times the Greeks once lived in the city of Smyrna. Besides its many historic sights Izmir is also highly acclaimed for its pleasant Mediterranean climate, with famous seaside resorts such as Cesme a mere stone's throw from the bustling metropolis.

From the 23rd of June to the 18th of August, 2012, SunExpress will be flying from Hahn to Izmir once a week. Every Sunday one of the airline's Boeing 737-800s will be leaving Hahn for Turkey, with the return flight on Saturday evening. The Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa subsidiary is one of the leading airlines operating between Europe and Turkey. With 25 Boeing 737-800s that have been in service for just five years on average, SunExpress owns one of the youngest and most modern fleets of planes in Europe. After IcelandExpress, Ryanair and Wizzair, SunExpress is the fourth passenger airline to use the facilities at Frankfurt Hahn Airport.

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