Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have strengthened their position as the UK’s leading airline and tour operator to Turkey by bringing forward the start of the Summer 23 season to both Dalaman and Izmir.
The expansion means that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will start flying to Dalaman from 17th March next year, giving holidaymakers and independent travel agents more choice than ever when it comes to reaching Turkey’s Turquoise Coast. In addition, the companies are also bringing forward the start of flights to Izmir for Summer 23, with flights now operating from 15th April.
As a result of today’s expansion, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have thousands more seats on sale across the two destinations with an extended summer season providing unrivalled choice for holidaymakers and independent travel agents. It means the summer season to both destinations is starting earlier than ever before.
Just last month, the leading leisure airline and tour operator brought forward the start of their Summer 23 season to Bodrum, with flights operating from the beginning of April. This is in addition to year-round services operating to Antalya from all ten of the company’s UK bases.
The extended season to Dalaman comes into effect from six UK bases, with multiple weekly flights now commencing from the following dates - Birmingham (17th March), Bristol (17th March), Glasgow (2nd April), Leeds Bradford (20th March), Manchester (17th March) and London Stansted (17th March). Whether holidaymakers want to relax, party or explore, Dalaman has every type of holiday covered with pine-clad mountains meeting turquoise seas. Resorts on sale include Olu Deniz, Marmaris, Iclemer and Dalyan.
Flights and holidays to Izmir will start earlier in the season from the following three bases too – Birmingham (18th April), Manchester (15th April) and London Stansted (17th April). Izmir is at the top end of Turkey’s Turquoise Coast and really delivers on beaches and bars, meaning that seaside fun is on the cards in resorts such as Kusadasi and Ozdere. Holidaymakers can expect a taste of tradition too, with old town walls hiding tavernas and bustling bazaars, plus ancient sites on the doorstep, such as Ephesus.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “Dalaman and Izmir are both enormously popular with customers and independent travel agents, and there is huge demand for both destinations and not just during the peak summer season. We have experienced a remarkable period of growth in Turkey on the back of this sustained demand, and we have continued to demonstrate our commitment to Turkey by working alongside the Turkish government, hoteliers and our partners to bring more UK holidaymakers to this wonderful country. By extending the Summer 23 season to Dalaman and Izmir, we are continuing to demonstrate that commitment and we know just how popular these additional services will be.”
Arzu Kahraman Yilmaz, Counsellor of The Turkish Culture and Information Office, said: “With both Dalaman and Izmir witnessing a surge in travellers for both short and long breaks throughout the year, the extended routes from the regional airports in the UK to these iconic hotspots will make travel to Türkiye ever more easy.”