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Freebird to ensure summer flight delays ‘are kept to a minimum’

Turkish carrier Freebird has recruited extra airport ground staff in an effort to limit flight delays.

The airline has avoided any flight cancellations since starting scheduled services from Gatwick and Manchester in May.

Freebird insisted it will continue to flights from the two UK airports as planned during the peak holiday season despite disruption affecting other carriers.

Head of UK sales Carl Denton said: “At the very start of our planned schedule operations from Gatwick and Manchester, we were aware of the challenges ahead and recruited additional dedicated staff who attend check-in and the departure gate to support our passengers and ensure they have the best possible service under the current conditions. 

“Furthermore, our flight plan operates outside of the key peak periods to ensure flight delays are kept to a minimum and the airport experience can be optimised.” 

Freebird’s scheduled flights will operate four times a week from Gatwick to Antalya and two a week to Bodrum as well as two a week from Manchester to Antalya throughout the summer peak. 

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