NEWQUAY Cornwall Airport is offering flights to Turkey for the first time, it has emerged.
The airport has announced plans today for a new charter destination to the country with tour operator OSKA-TRAVEL - a member of KENBA Group International.
It means passengers will be able to fly direct from Newquay Airport for a seven night escorted tour around the Turkish Riviera.
Al Titterington, MD at Newquay Cornwall Airport, said: "This is the first time the airport will offer flights to Turkey and it is a new destination to add to our charter holiday portfolio.
"We understand the demand by Cornish residents for travel to Turkey who are currently flying from other UK Airports. Our plans with OSKA-TRAVEL are to offer a series of low cost but luxury charter breaks throughout the year and we hope the Cornish community will support the charters by using their local Airport.
"The Turkish Riviera offers many cultural and historical locations as well as a warm climate and we believe this will make it extremely popular".
The scheme will begin on April 5 and operate every Friday that month. The luxury break includes guided tours to Antalya, Kemer, Pamukkale, Tava and Perga, overnight accommodation in 4 and 5 star hotels and a buffet breakfast with prices ranging from £249 up to £299 depending on dates.
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Director of KENBA Group, Andreas Forsthuber, said the company was excited about the move.
"We are really looking forward to welcoming the guests from Cornwall in Turkey – and we are sure they will love this tour. It might well be their first – but it will definitely not be their last trip."