Jet2holidays increases 2018 Turkey capacity by 600,000 seats

Jet2holidays increases 2018 Turkey capacity by 600,000 seats

Jet2holidays is raising capacity to Turkey this year as the country rebounds from political unrest and terrorist attacks.

The operator and sister airline Jet2.com are responded to demand by adding an extra 600,000 seats for 2018.

They are reporting a fourfold increase in bookings to Antalya, with Bodrum and Dalaman seeing bookings more than double compared to last year.

The surge in bookings to Turkey is being attributed to the country’s range of 2-5 star hotels, culture, endless sun and fantastic value.

Customers are also looking to explore new and undiscovered regions, demonstrated by growth in bookings to Costa de Almeria and Halkidiki in Greece.

The destinations attracting the biggest growth in bookings are Antalya, Verona, Halkidiki, Bodrum, Naples, Costa de Almeria, Dalaman, Kos, Kefalonia and Larnaca,

Jet2holidays head of product, Zoe Towers, said: “Turkey looks set to be a standout destination in 2018, with bookings really surging thanks to the fantastic value and climate that this beautiful country offers.

“Our holiday and city break destinations in Italy are also seeing strong growth, as are new destinations like Halkidiki and Costa De Almeria, which are really hotting up with British holidaymakers.

“Family favourites such as Majorca and the Canary Islands are still in vogue and city breaks are really on the rise as people look for short and great value escapes.

“We are answering this demand with increased capacity and more flights from our nine UK bases, offering holidaymakers more flexibility and choice.”

MoreOpinion: UK travel trade set to benefit from reheated Turkey in 2018

The operator’s top ten family destinations for summer 2018 are:

Majorca
Tenerife
Alicante (Costa Blanca)
Lanzarote
Faro
Reus (Costa Dorada)
Gran Canaria
Fuerteventura
Ibiza
Malaga (Costa Del Sol)

The top ten city break destinations are:

Rome
Krakow
Prague
Budapest
Venice
Barcelona
Pisa
Palma
Malaga
Paris

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