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New Route of the Day (8 February 2024): SunExpress between Trabzon and Kuwait City


SunExpress introduced seasonal flights between Trabzon, in the eastern Black Sea region of Türkiye, and Kuwait City on Thursday 8 February. The 1,500-kilometre service will be maintained 2-weekly, on Mondays and Thursdays, with the 189-seat 737-800 aircraft. The carrier faces no competition on the route.

Flight XQ1508 takes off from Trabzon at 07:00 local time, arriving in Kuwait City at 09:35 local time. The return service, operating as flight XQ1509, takes off from the Gulf state at 10:35 local time, touching back down in Türkiye at 13:25 local time.

What they said

Peter Glade, Chief Commercial Officer at SunExpress, said: “With the best leisure airline in Europe, who from Kuwait wouldn’t want to get on these flights to Trabzon? This vibrant and diverse city offers everything that makes for a successful holiday: great hospitality, fascinating culture, crystal-clear waters, beautiful beaches, excellent cuisine, and unbeatable value for money. In Trabzon, our guests can explore the city’s rich cultural heritage from the oldest ages of history with its semi-tropical climate at the Black Sea Coast Region.”

SunExpress to expand Kuwait operations

SunExpress’ new 2-weekly service between Trabzon and Kuwait City will soon be complemented by the launch of another 2-weekly seasonal flights between Antalya and the Kuwaiti capital, starting 4 April. As a result, SunExpress will boast seventeen monthly inbound flights to Türkiye, bringing just over 3,200 monthly seats onto the market. The two routes will be maintained until the end S24 in late October.

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The introduction of flights between Trabzon and Türkiye marks the airline’s entry onto the Kuwaiti market. Trabzon is a city located on the northeastern coast of Türkiye, along the Black Sea. It is the capital of Trabzon Province and has a rich history that dates back to ancient times.

Five airlines between Türkiye and Kuwait

SunExpress becomes the fifth carrier to maintain flights between Türkiye and Kuwait City. It joins Turkish Airlines, with services from Istanbul IST, its subsidiary AJet from Istanbul SAW, Pegasus Airlines from Istanbul SAW, as well as Kuwait Airways and Jazeera Airways from both of Istanbul’s airports.

Once SunExpress launches its new Antalya service in April, there will be a total of 68-weekly flights from Türkiye into Kuwait City, offering 14,326 one-way seats.

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