Thomas Cook increases capacity on flights to Turkey

Thomas Cook Airbus A330 (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
Thomas Cook Airbus A330 (Image: Aviation Media Agency)

UK Leisure airline Thomas Cook (MT/TCX) has increased capacity on flights to Turkey from Cardiff Airport.

The increase comes partly from the return of Antalya as a destination from the Wales’ national airport as well as a 2nd weekly Dalaman rotation.

Thanks to low prices Turkey was the third most popular destination for British tourists in 2017 appealing to holidaymakers on a budget.

The 2018 Thomas Cook flights Turkey are:

New – Cardiff-Dalaman (Friday)

  • Dates of operation: 25 May – 26 October 2018
  • Flight times (local time):
  • Outbound: 1630-2235
  • Inbound:  2350-0200

New – Cardiff – Antalya (Friday)

  • Dates of operation: 4 May – 26 October 2018
  • Flight times:
  • Outbound: 1825-0030
  • Inbound:  1445 – 1725

Cardiff-Dalaman (Monday)

  • Dates of operation: 7 May – 29 October 2018
  • Flight times (local time):
  • Outbound: 1550-2215
  • Inbound:  2330-0155

Spencer Birns, Commercial Director at Cardiff Airport, said: “It’s positive to see one of our valued airlines responding to requests from our customers to add more flights to Turkey. It has always been a popular destination offering excellent holiday choices, so it’s good to see the market beginning to grow once again.”

Thomas Cook’s UK Managing Director Chris Mottershead, said: “Whether you’re traveling as a family, couple or with friends, Turkey offers something for everyone and has returned to popularity this summer with package holiday bookings up 10% among Brits. We’re delighted to be increasing our flights from Cardiff to Turkey next summer and offer our customers even more resort options for their holidays to the eastern Mediterranean.”

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