22nd November 2017: Jet2.com & Jet2holidays has announced another new destination from Belfast International for Summer 18, with weekly flights to Dalaman in Turkey. This takes the total number of Jet2 destinations from Belfast to 23.
Earlier this year, Jet2.com & Jet2holidays launched its Summer 18 programme with eight new destinations. This has now increased to nine brand new destinations with the addition of Dalaman, which is 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 26th until September 25th 2018, and mean that Jet2.com & Jet2holidays will operate to 23 destinations from Belfast International Airport next summer. Other new destinations for Summer 18 include: Almeria, Crete, Madeira, Malta, Naples, Paphos and Rhodes. This will be Jet2.com & Jet2holidays second Turkish destination from Belfast International for Summer 18, having already added Antalya to its Summer 18 schedule earlier this year.
A Boeing 737-800 aircraft will be added to the fleet at Belfast International to support a phenomenal 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."