Thomas Cook Airlines has recently announced that it is to add a daily flight between Birmingham Airport and Dalaman, Turkey in 2015.

The company has just added 6 new Airbus planes to its fleet as part of the ongoing replacement of its old fleet of Boeing 757’s.

One of those new planes, an Airbus A320, has been added to the Birmingham fleet increasing capacity to 47,000 seats.

Rob Thompson, Thomas Cook Airline’s Director of Planning, speaking to Birmingham Airport said, “With increasing demand from holidaymakers for regional departures, it’s great news for travellers from the Midlands as we add more flexibility and choice with flights and holidays from Birmingham Airport.

“As a base that will include one of our new aircraft, we’re convinced that our customers will love the new comfort and reliability offered by our new fleet – and the great range of brand new flights for Birmingham Airport to Mytilene and Kalamata in Greece, and Djerba in Tunisia – and the daily service to Dalaman in Turkey, our most popular destination.”

William Pearson, Aviation Development Director at Birmingham Airport, said: “Thomas Cook’s decision to base an additional aircraft at Birmingham and introduce these exciting new routes means passengers looking to book a holiday for summer 15 now have even greater choice. Holidaymakers flying from Birmingham will also be able to take advantage of Thomas Cook’s new fleet of aircraft, including the brand new Airbus A321.”

The new service should put Birmingham on a par with London and Manchester that has offered regular flights to Dalaman for some time.

Quotes originally from Birmingham Airport announcement.