Airline Jet2.com has added a new destination to its summer schedule from East Midlands Airport – and put 10,000 extra seats on sale due to demand.
The carrier has said it will be flying to 33 sun and city destinations from the Castle Donington airport over the peak summer months – including a brand new route to Bodrum, in Turkey.
At the same time, the airline has announced it has put on sale thousands of extra seats to its schedule in response to customer demand.
Described by Jet2.com as a new and exclusive route, it will operate a weekly Saturday service to Bodrum from July to September.
The airline, which also operates package holiday business Jet2holidays, said that due to the growing popularity of Turkey as a holiday destination it is adding extra weekly flights to Antalya and Dalaman.
This growth means that it will now operate six weekly flights to Turkey from East Midlands Airport.
Jet2 will be flying to 33 destinations from East Midlands Airport this summer
The summer schedule also includes a bigger choice of Ibiza flights, thanks to the addition of two services per week (Fridays and Sundays).This means up to eight weekly services from East Midlands to the popular island.
Jet2.com will also operate an extra weekly Monday service to Crete (Heraklion), which means it will fly three flights per week to the island, on top of services to other Greek destinations including Halkidiki, Kefalonia, Kos, Rhodes and Zante.
Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “This is a fantastic start to 2018 for holidaymakers in the East Midlands.
“We are seeing strong demand in response to our award-winning flights and great value package holidays, with Turkey proving particularly popular.
“In response to that, we are delighted to launch a new and exclusive route to the stunning destination of Bodrum, as well as more flights to Antalya and Dalaman.
“This summer is going to be our biggest ever out of East Midlands Airport and putting on more seats on sale to Turkey, Ibiza and Crete shows how much demand we are seeing.”
Howard Ebison, commercial director at East Midlands Airport, said: “We’re delighted that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays is adding more flights to some of Europe’s most popular summer holiday destinations this year.
“Building on our busiest summer since 2008 last year, we expect even more passengers to fly to and from East Midlands Airport this year thanks to these additional services.
“This gives local holiday-makers more flexibility and opportunities to reach their holiday destinations. It also further reinforces the fact that we are the airport of choice for holiday-makers in this region for short-haul summer breaks.”
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Source: Derby Telegraph