Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have waved off their first flight to Izmir from East Midlands Airport this afternoon (3rd May), celebrating the launch of the brand-new route for Summer 22 from the base.
The busy flight marks the start of the leading leisure airline and UK’s leading tour operator to many destinations across the Mediterranean, including Turkey, operating weekly Tuesday services to the Turkish city from East Midlands Airport this summer from 3rd May until 1st November. The start of services to this popular sunshine destination comes in response to strong demand from local customers and independent travel agents for Summer 22 flights and holidays.
As Turkey’s third largest city, Izmir, offers holidaymakers plenty of choice when it comes to accessing popular family friendly resorts on the west coast of Turkey such as Kusadasi, Cesme, Ozdere and Seferihisar. It is also extremely popular with holidaymakers looking for exceptional weather, great value, and fabulous cuisine. On top of that, Izmir also benefits from having beautiful beaches, the ancient city of Ephesus, and the Dilek National Park within easy reach.
The addition of Izmir to Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ Summer 22 programme from East Midlands Airport means the companies are operating to four Turkish destinations from the base this summer – Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman and Izmir.
In addition to Izmir, the full breakdown of the Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ Summer 22 programme to Turkey from East Midlands Airport is as follows:
Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have 31 sun and city destinations on sale from across the Mediterranean, Canary Islands and Europe for Summer 22 from East Midlands Airport. With 87 weekly flights available during peak times from East Midlands Airport for Summer 22, the leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist are offering local customers and independent travel agents unrivalled choice and flexibility when it comes to booking or enjoying a much-needed getaway to their favourite summer destinations.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “We are delighted to see our first flight take off to Izmir from East Midlands Airport today. It is fantastic to be operating to this popular sunshine destination from East Midlands Airport, as we know that this new route will prove popular with customers and independent travel agents in the region. With 31 sun and city destinations on sale this summer from the base, we are pleased to be offering an unrivalled programme for Summer 22 and giving customers and independent travel agents huge choice when it comes to enjoying a holiday with our award-winning airline and tour operator.”