Archive Takes Off To Bodrum

June 23, 2011 at 15:43

  • First flight takes off on new route from Leeds Bradford Airport 


The leading leisure airline,, today saw its first flight depart from Leeds Bradford Airport to the sunshine destination of Bodrum in Turkey.

Flights for summer 2011 are on sale now from just £59.99 one way including taxes, with departures once a week until 29 September 2011. Flights are also available for summer 2012, for holidaymakers looking to bag an early bargain.

Alan Cross of Jet2holidays and Tony Hallwood of Leeds Bradford Airport
Alan Cross of Jet2holidays and Tony Hallwood of Leeds Bradford Airport celebrate the first flight

Those wanting a great value package break can book with sister company Jet2holidays, with packages starting from just £281 per person for 3-star self-catering accommodation, including flights, resort transfers and a generous 22kg baggage allowance.

Bodrum is found on the southern coast of the Bodrum Peninsula. Boasting hot weather, turquoise seas, beautiful beaches and a rich and ancient history, it is a resort which offers something for everyone.  The charming port area is buzzing with traditional Turkish life, from the food to the many local souvenirs available on the bustling markets. Holidaymakers can choose holidays from 2 star value to 5 star luxury all-inclusive – whether people want child friendly or relaxing chill-out accommodation. Bodrum is also well suited to those looking for nightlife, with bars aplenty and in easy travelling distance to the nearby resort of Gumbet, with its many clubs open until the early hours.

Ian Doubtfire, managing director of, commented: “We’re delighted our first flight has taken off to Bodrum, carrying Yorkshire passengers to the sunny holiday hotspot. Turkey is always an extremely popular location for British holidaymakers, with its winning combination of breathtaking beaches, bustling nightlife, fascinating history and reasonable prices. This year’s flights have sold so well we’ve already put next summer on sale, so people can book ahead. We look forward to welcoming more and more customers to Turkey over the coming months, enjoying the benefits of our low fares, friendly service, great flight times and generous 22kg baggage allowance.”

Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford Airport’s Commercial Director, added:  “We welcome this new summer route from providing easy access to Turkey from Yorkshire. The Bodrum peninsula has much to offer all kinds of holidaymakers, from sun seekers to party people, so it is no surprise that flights for summer 2011 and 2012 are selling so well.” also offers flights to Bodrum from Manchester and East Midlands, and Dalaman from Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and East Midlands.

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