In response to customer demand at East Midlands Airport, we have put over 10,000 additional seats on sale for the peak summer season, and introduced a new and EXCLUSIVE route to Bodrum in Turkey.
We are adding a weekly Saturday service to Bodrum from July to September, giving local holidaymakers the chance to reach a stunning corner of Turkey featuring hilly landscapes and whitewashed towns, as well as gorgeous bays and beaches. The addition of this new Turkish destination gives local people a choice of 33 top sun and city destinations from East Midlands Airport this summer with Jet2.com and Jet2holidays.
The growing popularity of Turkey means that we are also adding extra weekly flights to Antalya and Dalaman, as more and more holidaymakers flock to Turkey for its great value, superb climate and range of fantastic 2-5 star hotels. This growth means that we will operate six weekly flights to Turkey from East Midlands Airport, giving people more choice and flexibility.
Alongside our biggest ever Turkey programme, local holidaymakers now have a bigger choice Ibiza flights, thanks to addition of two services per week (Fridays and Sundays) today. This means up to eight weekly services to the popular island, again providing more choice and flexible durations.
And that’s not all! An extra weekly Monday service to Crete (Heraklion) means three flights per week to this fantastic Greek island, on top of services to other Greek destinations including Halkidiki, Kefalonia, Kos, Rhodes and Zante.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “This is a fantastic start to 2018 for holidaymakers in the East Midlands. We are seeing strong demand in response to our award winning flights and great value package holidays, with Turkey proving particularly popular. In response to that, we are delighted to launch a new and exclusive route to the stunning destination of Bodrum, as well as more flights to Antalya and Dalaman too. This summer is going to be our biggest ever out of East Midlands Airport and putting on more seats on sale to Turkey, Ibiza and Crete today shows how much demand we are seeing.”
Howard Ebison, Commercial Director at East Midlands Airport, said: “We’re delighted that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays is adding more flights to some of Europe’s most popular summer holiday destinations this year. Building on our busiest summer since 2008 last year, we expect even more passengers to fly to and from East Midlands Airport this year thanks to these additional services. This gives local holidaymakers more flexibility and opportunities to reach their holiday destinations. It also further reinforces the fact that we are the airport of choice for holidaymakers in this region for short-haul summer breaks.”