« Back and Jet2holidays Celebrates First Flight to Izmir in Turkey

01st May 2019 • Posted in New Routes, Announcements

We waved off our inaugural flight to Izmir in Turkey today, marking the official start of flights and holidays to this brand new destination.

Customers on this morning’s Manchester to Izmir flight were given a special celebration of treats, refreshments, and one lucky customer, Tony Hembrow from Crewe, even won a pair of return flights after finding a lucky golden envelope under his seat, before departing to the Turkish sunshine.

The full flight marks the start of and Jet2holidays operating flights and holidays to the region, which is already proving to be extremely popular with holidaymakers looking for exceptional weather, great value, and fabulous cuisine with beautiful beaches and the Dilek National Park within easy reach. Izmir provides access to popular family friendly resorts on the west coast of Turkey such as Kusadasi, Cesme, Ozdere and Seferihisar making it the perfect combination of sunshine and culture for holidaymakers to enjoy.

We will be launching flights to Izmir from five more of our nine UK bases this week, with first flights departing from both London Stansted and Glasgow tomorrow (2nd May), Newcastle (3rd May), and both Birmingham and Leeds Bradford (8th May).

In total, we will operate eight weekly flights to Izmir from across these bases this summer, meaning we have over 80,000 seats on sale in our first summer of operations. Izmir is our fourth destination in Turkey, on top of existing routes to Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman.

The launch of flights and holidays to Izmir comes as we kick off our biggest ever summer programme, with 59 destinations on sale and fleet of 100 aircraft helping provide more flights, and thus more choice and flexibility for holidaymakers.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: “Today marks the start of flights and holidays to the sunshine hotspot of Izmir in Turkey, and we were delighted to wave customers off from Manchester Airport on the inaugural flight. With flights and holidays operating from six of our nine UK bases this summer, Izmir is shaping up to be an incredibly popular destination, and we are looking forward to a bright future in this fantastic region.”

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