Jet2 boosts its largest summer programme with flights to Izmir

The carrier has started operating flights to Izmir from six UK cities

This week, Jet2 launched its first flight to Izmir. The company will be serving the Turkish city from six cities in the UK.

The very first flight took off from Manchester airport on Wednesday. It was followed by Thursday flights from Glasgow and Stansted and today’s flight from Newcastle. Wednesday 8 May will see an additional two flights from Birmingham and Leeds Bradford.

In total, the company will operate eight flights a week with a capacity of 80,000 seats.

“With flights and holidays operating from six of our nine UK bases this summer, Izmir is shaping up to be an incredibly popular destination, and we are looking forward to a bright future in this fantastic region,” said CEO Steve Heapy.

Izmir is the company’s fourth destination in Turkey, following Antalya, Bodrum, and Dalaman. It gives access to holiday resorts in the west of the country, such as Kusadasi, Cesme, Ozdere and Seferihisar.

Jet2 is planning its largest summer programme yet

The company’s launch of new flights and holidays to Izmir comes as part of its largest summer programme. Overall it offers 59 destinations and a fleet of 100 aircraft.

Earlier this year, the company announced its summer 2020 programme. Its itinerary will expand with nine new routes alongside more seats on sale.

“The UK government has confirmed that flights to our EU holiday destinations will continue just as last year, providing assurance that, whatever the outcome of Brexit, holidaymakers can continue to book holidays with confidence,” said Heapy.

“With nine brand new routes, more seats on sale than ever, and even more exciting news on its way, we are once again demonstrating our commitment to our customers.

“With more choice and flexibility for customers and independent travel agents to choose from, we are confident that this summer programme will be a huge hit with local holidaymakers,” he added.