• Chidozie Uzoezie

SunExpress Eyes West African Routes with Boeing 737 MAX

SunExpress is considering launching non-stop routes from both Turkey and Germany to West Africa which will be operated with Boeing 737 MAX 8s.

Disclosing this to Routesonline, its head of network planning & scheduling Wilken Bellmann said the airline was considering launching flights to Accra and other West-African routes.

"We need to have discussions before we launch any routes but we are definitely having discussions. The internal data is interesting but route development is a long process and we have to be really sure it is feasible.” he said.

The leisure carrier which is a 50/50 joint-venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines has a total of thirty-two Boeing 737 MAX 8s on order with deliveries scheduled to commence in 201.

When delivered, the new aircraft will be deployed both with the Turkish unit and with its German subsidiary SunExpress Deutschland.

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