The subject of flights to Turkey always generates a lot of debate. Following the demise of Thomas Cook, the remaining airlines have responded with increased capacity and new routes. Here at Fethiye Times, we thought we’d have a look at those additions and give our readers an overview of what’s new. Whilst this list isn’t exhaustive, we hope it will give you some idea of the flights available this summer.
Turkish Airlines plans to launch summer service between London and Dalaman
Turkey’s national flag carrier, Turkish Airlines are launching a direct service from Dalaman (DLM) to London Gatwick (LGW).
The new route will operate three times a week from 25 May 2020 (Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) and daily from 1 June 2020.
The route will be operated by one of the carrier’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which feature two cabins: business and economy.
Boeing 737-800 – enjoy the Turkish Airlines flight experience
The route will be operated by one of the next generation of the Boeing 737 family, narrow-body B737-800, a world-leading aircraft in the Turkish Airlines fleet. The Boeing 737-800 model offers an incredible interior space, an aesthetic exterior combined with in-flight entertainment systems and comfortable seats providing passengers the privileges of the Turkish Airlines flight experience.
In addition, the Star Alliance carrier plans to increase the frequency on two of its existing routes.
Effective from 29 March 2020, the route from Antalya (AYT) to London Gatwick (LGW) will increase from 7 weekly to 14 weekly flights.
Effective from 03 June 2020, the route from Bodrum (BJV) to London Gatwick (LGW) will increase from 3 weekly to 4 weekly flights.
On Monday (13 January) Turkish Airlines also filed inventory changes for summer 2020 season as it confirmed the transfer of all international flights at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen to AnadoluJet, a subsidiary of Turkish Airlines.
Effective from 29 March 2020, the daily route from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (SAW) to London Stansted (STN) will be operated by AnadoluJet, replacing the Turkish Airlines Mainline Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen to London Gatwick
Other airlines have also added extra flights and new routes to Turkey for 2020.
Jet2.com and Jet2holidays boosts Summer 20 programme from Birmingham Airport with latest expansion
On 8th January, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays announced details of its latest expansion at Birmingham Airport, meaning that the leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist now has over 2.2 MILLION seats on sale for Summer 20, giving local holidaymakers more choice and flexibility than ever before.
The extra flights to Turkey are:
Dalaman – even more choice and flexibility thanks to the addition of a new Tuesday service, meaning up to nine weekly services.
Bodrum – a new Friday service means up to three services every week.
Belfast (BHD) – Dalaman (DLM): Effective from 31 March 2020 – Twice weekly (A320 Airbus)
Glasgow (GLA) – Dalaman (DLM): Effective from 01 April 2020 – Twice weekly (A320 Airbus)
Liverpool (LPL)– Antalya (AYT): Effective from 02 April 2020 – Weekly (A320 Airbus)
Bristol (BRS) – Antalya(AYT): Effective from 03 May 2020 – three times a week on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays throughout the summer.
London Gatwick (LGW) to Antalya (AYT): Effective from 30 April 2020 – six times a week (A320 Airbus)
Heathrow (LHR) to Dalaman (DLM): Effective from 23 May to 24 October 2020 – weekly on Saturdays.
Heathrow (LHR) to Bodrum (BJV): Effective from 23 May to 24 October 2020 – weekly on Saturdays.
The carrier flies year-round between London Heathrow (LHR) and Istanbul (IST).
TUI adds new routes and additional frequencies from regional airports for summer 2020
TUI U.K. is adding new services to many U.K. regional airports as of summer 2020, with around two million extra seats to already- existing and new destinations.
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We hope to see you this summer!
Sources: Routes Online/Turkish Airlines/The Points Guy UK