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Wizz Air launches direct flights from London to Turku for summer 2019

This summer Finland’s second city and original capital, Turku, is opening its doors to UK travellers with new direct flights from London Luton Airport to Turku with Wizz Air launching today.

Finland’s oldest city, Turku, is tipped as one of the coolest new city break destinations thanks to its laid-back vibe and excellent culinary offering. It’s home to renowned landmarks including; the beautiful Aura River, Turku Castle and Cathedral, the Archipelago and the world famous Moomin World theme park in Naantali.

The new direct flights will provide both UK leisure and business travellers with easy access and increased availability to the city and surrounding areas. The route will be operated by Airbus 320-200 three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Lotta Bäck, International Marketing Manager of Visit Turku, said, “We are thrilled with the announcement of the new direct service connecting London and Turku by Wizz Air as it will allow UK travellers to enjoy the beautiful and stunning city of Turku this summer with increased ease.

“Turku is one of the most popular cities in Finland and with this new route we hope to open our doors to many more leisure and business visitors. Our magnificent city offers travellers a fun getaway to a vibrant, medieval European town which overflows with cultural events, culinary delights, and festivals during the summer months.”

During the summer visitors can explore the Aura River running through the heart of the city, with riverbanks full of people gathering to eat, drink and listen to music. Turku, with its enchanting old town feel, is fast becoming a culinary hub with plenty of varied and sophisticated food options, including top restaurants such as Kaskis, Smör, and Mami. Another must visit for local cuisine is the Turku Market Hall, opened in 1896, it’s the second oldest market hall in Finland. The hall features restaurants, cafés, butchers, cheese shops, fishmongers and bakeries.

Finland’s southern coast boasts the world’s largest archipelago and the region around Turku has a 250km archipelago trail, a staggering 20,000 islands, 12 bridges and nine ferries for adventurers to experience the incredible natural landscapes.

In the summertime, visitors can drive around the route in a day or cycle and hike along the scenic trails, or even kayak while staying the night on the many different islands along the way.

 

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