The famous no frills airline starts bookings for the Gatwick-Dalaman route today. With competitive prices and a 5 day per week schedule in the summer it’s just what we’ve been waiting for.
easyJet, the famous no frills airline, is in the process of buying the GB Airlines franchise from British Airways and has, of today, taken over the booking and operation of their routes. Included in these routes is the London Gatwick – Dalaman flight which has been operating for around 2 years.
easyJet will begin their flights on 31 March this year and continue until 26 September according to their current timetable. Unlike GB airlines that just operated twice weekly flights, easyJet will be expanding to provide up to five flights per week during the busy summer holiday period.
During April there will be 2 flights per week on Monday and Friday. In May 3 flights per week Monday, Thursday and Friday. Then at the end of May there will be a flight every weekday right through until the end of September.
One-way fares from Gatwick to Dalaman have been advertised as costing from £44.99 one-way. However, we found prices ranged from £31.99 on Wednesday 18 August to £174.99 at peak flying times. Our quick test showed that Wednesday was the cheapest day to fly in almost all cases. easyJet’s pricing structure means that prices will no doubt increase the later bookings are left.
Of course, being a no frills airline means that extra charges must be added to these base prices. There is a £3.99 charge per item of luggage put in the hold. Additional bags cost £3.99 per item but the total weight of all the individual bags cannot exceed the 20kgs limit without incurring an excess baggage charge of £6.00 per Kilo. Payment charges include a credit card surcharge of 1.95% (minimum of £4.95) but debit cards are £1.50 per transaction.
To see the prices and book a flight check out easyJet’s website. (not sponsored)
With competitive prices and a 5 day per week schedule in the summer it’s just what we’ve been waiting for. Come on, let’s fly!