Flight prices to Dalaman go sky high as customers of failed Aegean Flights rebook flights and holidays.
The news this week that Holidays 4 UK and their aviation charter flight arm Aegean Flights ceased trading threw the plans of thousands of customers who had booked flights and holiday with them into chaos.
One reader posted on Fethiye Times Facebook page that they have 12 people that were booked via Holidays4U that were going to hire his villa in Ovacik on 23 August for 2 weeks. The reader said that the poor lady was weeping down the phone when she heard the news saying,” it’s a family holiday they have been saving up for and the let-down is just huge.”
Now flight ticket prices to the popular Dalaman airport have gone sky high as, we expect, customers try to salvage their getaways and rebook with alternative operators push up fares.
The price of a return flight from Bristol to Dalaman using Easy Jet leaving on 14th August returning 7 days later now starts at £564, according to Skyscanner, before add ons such as baggage and credit card surcharges.
Flythomas Cook flying from Gatwick to Dalaman on the 13th back 7 days later are advertised at £541 per person before add ons such as baggage and credit card surcharges.
A family of 4 would pay over £2,200 for the return journey.
A few weeks ago return flights could be booked for much less.
This spike in prices seems to only be affecting the peak August holiday rush as prices in September are around normal.
Prices may ease during August though as operators Cosmos and Avro have announced that they will be operating additional flights from both Gatwick and Manchester throughout the rest of the season.