Thomas Cook Airlines will be operating three flights a week this autumn and winter to Dalaman Airport enabling second home owners, expats, lifestyle commuters and those new summer romances to be kept alive.

Traditionally the last week of October marks the end of the Fethiye tourist season as charter flights to and from Europe stop and the tourism business goes into hibernation.

But this year Thomas Cook Airlines will be operating three flights a week from Manchester and Gatwick airports direct to Dalaman Airport on Turkey’s sunshine coast.

The flights will depart on Thursdays from Manchester on 6, 13, 20 and 27th November, 18th December, 1st January and then after a short break will resume again on Thursday 12th February until the spring schedule takes over at the end of March.

Gatwick flights depart on Sundays from November through December until 4th January. There is then a short break and flights will then resume on 10th February with two flights a week on Tuesdays and Sundays.

Bargain Fares

We took a look at base prices for November and found we could book a return leg with no extras for just over £100 per person from Manchester and £73 from Gatwick.

Compare that with a flight next week at around £300 return and these flights are some of the best value around.

Hop forward to the first flight in February and the seat price jumps to £190 per person but the following week a return is just £105.

No Sweat

The autumn and winter are great times to visit the Fethiye area and enjoy the beautiful walking, exploring and other outdoor activities without breaking into a sweat.

Take a trip to the mountains for fun in the snow, walk along the deserted beaches and scramble over ruins without the crowds.

With over 300 days of sunshine a year you will also get a chance to catch some rays even if it’s too cold to swim – brave souls only!

Just remember to layer up and dress for all occasions as it can get chilly.


  1. Why only one flight in December people own homes in other places besides Fethiye. There is Dalyan, Icemeler, Maramaris, Sarigerme and many more. There are those flights in Nov then one on 18th Dec how do people return back to England again if only one flight per month of December and January