Jet2.com announced a new destination from Belfast International Airport for Summer 18, with weekly flights to Dalaman in Turkey, the latest addition to what is already a hugely expanded flights and holidays programme.
Earlier this year, the airline launched its Summer 18 programme with eight new destinations. This has now increased to nine brand new destinations with the addition of Dalaman, otherwise known as the ‘Turquoise Coast’ thanks to its stunning seas and coastal scenery.
The new flights to Dalaman will depart every Tuesday from June 26, until September 25t, 2018 and means that Jet2.com will operate to 23 destinations from Belfast International Airport next summer.
The announcement also means the addition of a second new Turkish destination from the airport for Summer 18, with a new route to Antalya also coming into operation. Other new destinations for Summer 18 include: Almeria, Crete, Madeira, Malta, Naples, Paphos and Rhodes.
A Boeing 737-800 aircraft will be added to the fleet at Belfast International to support a 41% increase in capacity, which represents over 400,000 seats on sale for Summer 18.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said:
“The Dalaman region offers something for everyone thanks to its stunning coastline and beaches, its array of fabulous resorts, and its rich history. We are confident that Dalaman will be very popular with Northern Ireland holidaymakers, just as our other Turkish destination of Antalya is already proving to be. Turkey is the perfect holiday hotspot and is seeing a huge surge in popularity thanks to its great weather and culture, as well as the fantastic value it offers.
“This latest new destination is part of our biggest ever summer programme from Belfast International Airport. Next summer we will operate to 23 destinations and increase capacity by 41%, and to support that growth we are investing in 30 new jobs and the addition of a Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Such success is only possible by looking after customers, and our continued focus on offering a VIP customer service, great value package holidays and family friendly flights is clearly paying off, as evidenced by the fact that Jet2holidays became the second largest tour operator in the UK just last month.”
Graham Keddie, Managing Director, BIA, said:
“Turkey has always been a great destination from Belfast International Airport and we are confident the addition of Dalaman, alongside Antalya, will be extremely popular with local holidaymakers.”