Pegasus announces biggest summer programme from Stansted

Pegasus Airlines, Turkiye’s budget airline, has announced its biggest ever flight schedule yet from London Stansted for this summer with increased flights to popular destinations across Turkiye.

For holidaymakers in London and the East of England, Pegasus is offering 55 direct flights per week for summer 2023 to five top destinations across Turkiye, including Istanbul, Antalya, Dalaman, Ankara, and Izmir.

Gareth Powell, London Stansted’s managing director, said: ‘We are delighted that Pegasus Airlines has expanded its summer schedule from London Stansted to its largest ever. Since launching here 16 years ago, the airline has built an incredibly popular network that connects passengers from the region to destinations across Turkey.

‘By increasing capacity and frequency on existing routes, passengers will have more choice and flexibility without having to travel to other airports. Operating one of the most modern aircraft fleets in Europe, and in particular Airbus’ A321 neo, we are very proud to have them as a highly valued and key partner at the airport.

‘We look forward to working with them for many years to come as they continue to develop and grow their services from London Stansted.’

Barbaros Kubatolu, chief financial officer of Pegasus Airlines, said: ‘That more than six million passengers have flown with Pegasus Airlines from London Stansted since 2007 is a special milestone in our history. Connecting people, places, and cultures is at the heart of what we do, and we’re proud to continue this mission, taking passengers between the UK, Turkiye and beyond.

‘We continually strive to offer the best possible experience on our well-connected low-cost flights and further our sustainability initiatives.’

Since launching operations from Stansted in 2007 with a single scheduled flight to Istanbul, the airline has expanded significantly carrying over six million passengers on routes from the airport.

Jet2 adds capacity to Dalaman, Antalya and Paphos for Winter 23/24 and Jet2holidays have expanded their Winter 23/24 schedule, adding extra capacity to Turkey (Dalaman and Antalya) and Cyprus (Paphos).

The expansion represents an extra 32,000 seats going on sale, offering customers and independent travel agents more than 4.3 million seats on sale in total for Winter 23/24.

To Turkey, and Jet2holidays have added capacity to Dalaman with additional November flights from all ten UK bases (Belfast International, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle and London Stansted). Over 15,000 additional seats have gone on sale to Dalaman as Jet2 extended the season for next winter.

In addition, Jet2 has responded to strong demand for winter sun holidays to Antalya in November, adding over 6,000 seats from across nine UK bases (Belfast International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle and London Stansted).

Further over 10,500 seats have gone on sale to Paphos with extra flights departing during December and over the New Year from Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Edinburgh and London Stansted.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: ‘In recent weeks we have expanded our programmes for this winter and summer, and today we are continuing to respond to strong demand by expanding our programme for next winter too. Adding capacity across many seasons shows just how popular our flights and package holidays continue to be, and we know this extra winter sunshine to Dalaman, Antalya and Paphos will be extremely popular with customers and independent travel agents.

‘Once again, we are demonstrating our commitment to Turkey and Cyprus, two stunning destinations which continue to be firm favourites with UK holidaymakers all year round including the winter.’

Corendon Airlines announces extra routes following ‘50% campaign’

Corendon Airlines has announced additional summer 2023 capacity, following the success of its Summer 2023 ‘up to 50% off campaign.’

Corendon summer 2023 programme features flights from the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Poland to a range of European holiday destinations.

From the UK, for Summer 2023, Corendon Airlines will operate flights to Antalya and Dalaman from Birmingham Airport. More information and tickets are available to book at address or through local travel agencies.

Mine Aslan, Corendon Commercial Director, Corendon Airlines, commented, ‘Following the success of our first full programme from the UK in 2022, we wanted to build on our success by launching a strong early booking offer for summer 2023.’

‘The up to 50% off offer has been received very well amongst our trade partners and so we have decided to add additional capacity and routes to strengthen the offer,’ Aslan added.

Launched earlier this month, under the campaign offer, customers will receive up to 50 percent reduction on all flights purchased to travel between the April 1 and October 3, 2023.

Tui announces Dalaman flights from Teeside Airport for summer 2024

From Summer 2024, Teesside Airport passengers will be able to take a trip to Turkey’s Turquoise Coast with a new flight to Dalaman, operated by travel firm and airline, Tui.

This marks the second destination in Turkey for Teesside Airport, after TUI announced flights to Antalya last year. The news of the new weekly route to Dalaman, which will fly to and from Teesside every Tuesday from May 28 until September 17, comes just days after TUI revealed that it would be doubling the number of flights from Teesside to Majorca next summer. This move will mean more flexibility on stays. The two flights a week to Majorca are also on sale now for 2024.

TUI flights to Antalya are also on sale for next summer, operating every Thursday from May 25 to September 21.

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said, ‘Our summer flights saw some of the highest passenger numbers seen for decades – thanks to local people backing our airport, airlines are backing us by giving them more of the flights people want. Just a few days ago, TUI doubled the number of Palma flights for next summer, and now they’ve added another popular holiday spot to Dalaman, Turkey from Summer 2024. This is yet another massive vote of confidence in our fantastic airport and this is helping us turn it around to become the success we all know it can be. We’re greedy. We still want Tenerife, we still want Malaga, but it’s a journey. If we keep getting support from the people of Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool, we will get them and we will get there.’

Jet2 extends Summer 23 season to Dalaman and Izmir and Jet2holidays, the UK airline and tour operator to Turkey, has said that it is extending Summer 2023 to Dalaman and Izmir by starting the services earlier.

The expansion means that and Jet2holidays will start flying to Dalaman from March 17 next year, giving holidaymakers and independent travel agents more choice to reach Turkey’s Turquoise Coast. In addition, the companies are also bringing forward the start of flights to Izmir for Summer 23, with flights now operating from April 15.

The announcement comes after Jet2 brought forward the start of their Summer 23 season to Bodrum, with flights operating from the beginning of April. This is in addition to year-round services operating to Antalya from all ten of the company’s UK bases.

The extended season to Dalaman comes into effect from six UK bases, with multiple weekly flights now commencing from Birmingham ( March 17), Bristol (March 17), Glasgow (April 2), Leeds Bradford ( March 20), Manchester ( March 17) and London Stansted (March 17). Resorts on sale include Olu Deniz, Marmaris, Iclemer and Dalyan.

Flights and holidays to Izmir will start earlier in the season from the following three bases too – Birmingham ( April 18), Manchester ( April 15) and London Stansted (April 17). Izmir is at the top end of Turkey’s Turquoise Coast and offers seaside fun in resorts such as Kusadasi and Ozdere, long with old town walls hiding tavernas and bustling bazaars, plus ancient sites close by, such as Ephesus.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said: ‘Dalaman and Izmir are both enormously popular with customers and independent travel agents, and there is huge demand for both destinations and not just during the peak summer season. We have experienced a remarkable period of growth in Turkey on the back of this sustained demand, and we have continued to demonstrate our commitment to Turkey by working alongside the Turkish government, hoteliers and our partners to bring more UK holidaymakers to this wonderful country. By extending the Summer 23 season to Dalaman and Izmir, we are continuing to demonstrate that commitment and we know just how popular these additional services will be.’

Arzu Kahraman Yilmaz, Counsellor of The Turkish Culture and Information Office, said: ‘With both Dalaman and Izmir witnessing a surge in travellers for both short and long breaks throughout the year, the extended routes from the regional airports in the UK to these iconic hotspots will make travel to Turkiye ever more easy.’

Jet2 expands services to Dalaman from London Stansted Airport and Jet2holidays, the UK leisure and holiday operator, has announced the expansion of flight services and package holidays to Dalaman from London Stansted Airport as the companies celebrate five years of service on the route.

When and Jet2holidays first launched flights and holidays to Dalaman from London Stansted Airport, the companies operated up to two weekly flights from the base to the Turkish sunshine.

With demand for flights and holidays to Dalaman increasing, and Jet2holiays have since expanded their Dalaman programme from London Stansted Airport to up to 12 weekly flights for Summer 22, with daily flights available and twice-daily services on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We are delighted to be celebrating five years of operating our award-winning flights and package holidays to Dalaman from London Stansted Airport today. During this time, Dalaman has proved extremely popular, and we have seen strong demand from customers and independent travel agents in the South West looking to enjoy this Turkish hotspot. To meet with this demand, we have continued to expand our offering and have a huge programme on sale to Dalaman from London Stansted for Summer 22, giving customers and independent travel agents unrivalled choice when it comes to enjoying a holiday with our award-winning airline and tour operator. In addition to looking back over the years, we are also using today’s celebrations as an opportunity to look towards the future with confidence and positivity. We are extremely proud to have reached this important milestone and look forward to continuing to take many more happy holidaymakers to this destination for years to come.’

With the expansion, Jet2 has over 110,000 seats on sale for Summer 22 from London Stansted Airport to Dalaman, representing a capacity increase of over 1,000 percent compared to Summer 2017.

In addition to a choice of thousands of 2-5 star hotels through Jet2holidays, customers can take advantage of tens of thousands of Free Child Places this summer. The company has recently added a Free Child Place onto every single flight departing from the UK in June, July and August 2022.

Corendon Airlines announces flights from Birmingham to Turkish sunspots

Corendon Airlines, the European leisure carrier, has announced the launch of its flight from Birmingham Airport to Turkey offering sunseekers much needed holiday choices for summer.

The airline, which is based at Antalya Airport, will now operate flights twice a week to Dalaman and three times a week to Antalya. The connections are operated using the airline’s fleet of 189-seat B737-800 aircraft.

Antalya is located in the west of the Mediterranean, known as ‘The Turkish Riviera’ offering a rich blend of archaeological and natural beauty. Situated on the Turquoise Coast, the Dalaman area of Turkey is an amazingly diverse holiday destination, with a range of stunning seascapes, lively bars, historical spots, and seaside restaurants.

Paul Riches, Commercial representative of Corendon Airlines, said: ‘We are very excited to launch our service from Birmingham Airport. We plan to increase our Birmingham flights to many other popular holiday destinations in the following seasons. We aim to provide holidaymakers direct and comfortable flights to sunny destinations and we are confident our Birmingham flights will be successful in summer 2022 and beyond.’

Tom Screen, Aviation Director for Birmingham Airport, said: ‘We are thrilled to welcome Corendon Airlines to Birmingham and are pleased initial sales numbers are strong. This bodes well as the aviation sector gets back on its feet and the British public take to the skies once again after a two-year Covid-19 layoff. We look forward to developing the partnership with Corendon Airlines further in the coming years.’

Corendon, which is already on sale to Antalya and Dalaman for summer 2022, has said that it will extend its Antalya service into winter 2022/23. Winter tickets will go on sale in the next few

weeks. and Jet2holidays announce flights and holidays to Turkey from Bristol Airport and Jet2holidays, a UK leisure travel and holiday company, have announced that launch of flights and holidays to Turkey today, September 24 from Bristol Airport for the first time.

Following the easing of international travel restrictions and the removal of Turkey from the Red List, the tour operator has been quick to launch flights and holidays to Antalya and Dalaman from Bristol Airport.

With up to two weekly flights to Antalya and Dalaman available for Summer 21 from Bristol Airport, and Jet2holidays are responding to significant demand. The companies are operating to Antalya from Bristol Airport throughout the Winter season too.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said: ‘The launch of our award-winning flights and package holidays to Turkey from Bristol Airport is fantastic news for holidaymakers. We are delighted to be starting flights and holidays to Antalya and Dalaman and to be taking customers in the region to these much-loved destinations. Customers have missed being able to visit Turkey this summer, so the reopening of the country has resulted in huge demand and comes just in time for holidaymakers to enjoy some late summer sun. We continue to look towards the future with real confidence, as customers make the most of being able to get away and enjoy some much-needed sunshine.’

Jet2’s offers customer service options including 22kg baggage allowance through a flight-only booking with, in-resort Customer Helpers, transfers, free child places and ATOL protection with the UK’s largest tour operator to destinations in the Mediterranean and Canary Islands. Besides a choice of thousands of 2-5 star hotels through Jet2holidays, customers can take advantage of Free Child Places, which are still available.

Birmingham Airport announces new services to Turkey, Jersey

Birmingham Airport has said that AnadoluJet, a subsidiary of Turkish Airlines, will launch a new service to the popular leisure destinations of Antalya and Dalaman in Turkey from the Airport, starting July 19, 2021.

Commenting on the service, Tom Screen, Birmingham Airport’s Aviation Director, said: ‘As we prepare to welcome customers back flying again, we are extremely pleased that AnadoluJet will be offering new services to Antalya and Dalaman from the 19th July 2021. Working with its parent company, Turkish Airlines, over many years of flying to Istanbul from Birmingham, I know that customers will receive outstanding service, affordability and reliability with AnadoluJet.’

The flights will arrive into Birmingham daily at 1140 hours and depart at 1240 hours, using a 189 seat Boeing 737-800 jet. Bookings can be made via or or through local travel agents.

Omer Faruk, Turkish Airlines’ General Manager, Birmingham, said: ‘We are delighted to announce that we are starting non-stop flights to Antalya and Dalaman with AnadoluJet, trademark of Turkish Airlines. Whether it’s couples looking for a romantic break, families setting sail on a summer holiday or friends looking for a week of fun in the sun, Antalya and Dalaman have something for everyone. We are looking forward to welcoming passengers onboard this summer.’

Separately, the UK Airport said that Blue Islands will operate flights to Jersey starting from April 26 following the Government of Jersey’s announcement concerning the relaxation of travel restrictions for UK visitors.

Rob Veron, CEO Blue Islands said, ‘Today’s announcement is incredibly exciting, this is the news we have all been waiting for and provides assurance for consumers who are eager to travel. The easing of travel restrictions and aligning with the UK Common Travel Area means that the beautiful island of Jersey is open and ready to safely welcome guests once again.

‘This will be an amazing opportunity to visit a beautiful and safe island, so close to home. Whether you are looking for a short break or a longer holiday, a trip to Jersey will feel a world away this summer. We are working closely with Visit Jersey to ensure that Jersey as a visitor destination will be more appealing than ever.’

Screen, Aviation Director of Birmingham Airport, added: ‘It is great to see the resumption of services from our airline partners. With easy access to Jersey with Blue Islands from the 26th April this means our customers can book with confidence with a reputable airline but also with the knowledge of the easing of travel restrictions to this Common Travel area. We look forward to welcoming back Blue Islands’ customers.’

TUI UK announces new winter routes from Bristol Airport

TUI UK, one of the UK’s leading holiday companies, has announced the launch of its winter programme at Bristol airport with new weekly routes to Keflavik, Dalaman and Naples and additional flights to Tenerife for the 2019 season.

Available for booking now, the winter 2019 programme will offer holidaymakers more choice and flexibility, with an increased capacity of nearly 8,000 additional seats at Bristol Airport. Customers will also have the option of 10- and 11- night holidays to Malaga in Spain and Palma in Majorca at the end season of next winter. There will also be an additional day added to the flight programme for flights from Bristol airport to Tenerife.

Nigel Scott, Business Development Director, Bristol Airport said: ‘We are delighted with the continued expansion of TUI’s services from Bristol Airport which sees holidays and flights on sale into the next decade from the largest airport in the South West and Wales region of the UK. The new services to Memmingham and Toulouse will be particularly welcomed by Winter sports enthusiasts and the extended long-haul service to Cancun will provide the opportunity to enjoy the sun during the Winter season. In addition, TUI will deploy a third based short haul aircraft during the Winter providing additional capacity to destinations such as Tenerife, Naples and Dalaman.’

TUI UK’s Director of Aviation Planning Karen Switzer said: ‘Adding more choice and flexibility for the winter 2019 season demonstrates our commitment to Bristol Airport and the local area, as we continue to focus on expanding access to our amazing range of holidays through an extended flying programming concentrated on the core destinations that we know our customers want to visit.’

This is the first time that TUI will also be selling summer 2020 holidays from early November – the earliest the tour operator has sold a summer programme. TUI customers will also be offered free kids places and offers on all of the TUI favourite hotel concepts including Family Life, Sensatori, Splashworld, Holiday Village and Suneo Club.