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Ryanair will fly to Turkey from Bratislava

The Irish low-cost airline will operate the highest number of regular flights from Bratislava since 2005.

Ryanair plane, illustrative stock photo(Source: SME)

Amid indications that the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair is weighing up the possibility of launching flights out of Vienna, just about 60 km from Bratislava, it has announced its first ever flights to Turkey, with two new routes from Bratislava and Dublin to Dalaman on the southwestern coast.

“Ryanair is pleased to announce our entry into the Turkish market,” said Chief Commercial Officer David O’Brien in a short statement.

Both routes will operate once a week as part of the Summer 2018 schedule. They went on sale on Thursday, March 15, from the Ryanair.com website with a promotional price from €39.99 for travel from June. The discounted flights are available for booking until midnight Friday, March 16, the airline announced on March 15.

The route to Turkey is the sixth brand new route Ryanair will launch from Bratislava during its Summer 2018 schedule, valid from the end March until the end of October.

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In late March Ryanair will begin flights to Burgas in Bulgaria, Malta, Paphos in Cyprus and Thessaloniki in Greece. As of June 1, it will launch a new route to Eidenhoven in the Netherlands.

The Irish airline will be operating as many as 25 routes from Bratislava during the Summer 2018 schedule.

“This will be the highest number of regular routes since the start of the operation of Ryanair in Bratislava since 2005,” said Jozef Pojedinec, general director of the M. R. Štefánik, as cited in a press release.

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