Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the North
8:00 AM 31st March 2021

Turkey Flying High Says Airline

The numbers of customers booking flights and holidays to Turkey have spiked massively following comments from the country’s Tourism Minister that UK holidaymakers will be welcome this summer. and has been forced to put on an additional 100 flights to cope with demand as bookings to Turkey double.

Extra capacity has been added to Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman with additional flights operating from late-June to late-October, with a focus on the late-Summer season.

The company saw an immediatxe 1,000% spike in bookings following the Prime Minister’s announcement of an exit roadmap from lockdown.

Since then a number of countries across Europe and the Mediterranean, including Greece, Spain, Cyprus and Portugal, have announced that UK holidaymakers will be welcome this summer – which has translated into an immediate rush of bookings to get away to enjoy a much-needed holiday.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: “The UK government has shown that there is a clear ambition to reopen international travel in the coming months and we look forward to more detail in due course. Recently it was one year since international travel was first shut down because of the pandemic, but there are sunnier skies ahead. As soon as travel reopens, we will be ready to take our customers on their well-deserved holidays.”

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