Jet2 Celebrates 15 Years of Dalaman Flights

Jet2 Celebrates 15 Years of Dalaman Flights
Photo Credit: Kyle Hayes/AviationSource

Jet2 has this week celebrated 15 years of flights to Dalaman, with the Turkish destination being a key market for them.

On May 18, 2009, the airline’s first flight to the airport operated from Leeds Bradford Airport, their HQ.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Jet2 & Dalaman Flights…

Jet2 Celebrates 15 Years of Dalaman Flights
Photo Credit: Kyle Hayes/AviationSource

15 years on from the first flight into Dalaman, Jet2 now services the Turkish airport from the following airports:

  • Belfast International
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • East Midlands
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds Bradford
  • Liverpool
  • London Stansted
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle

Yiğit Laçin, CEO of YDA Dalaman Airport celebrated the milestone:

“It gives me great pleasure to extend my congratulations to on their 15th anniversary of operating flights to Dalaman.”

“Dalaman Airport nestled along the stunning turquoise coast of Türkiye, has long been a beacon for travellers seeking sun, sea, and relaxation.”

“Over the past decade and a half, has been an integral part of our airport’s growth story, playing a significant role in connecting the UK market to the stunning destination of our Dalaman Region.”

“Their consistent dedication to providing top-notch service, combined with a commitment to customer satisfaction, has greatly contributed to the success of our partnership.”

“Together, we have worked tirelessly to enhance the travel experience for millions of passengers who have chosen Dalaman as their holiday destination.”

“This summer marks a significant milestone with the launch of’s biggest ever programme to Dalaman, with up to 88 weekly flights during peak periods.”

Airline CEO: A Lot of Growth & Success in this Market…

Jet2 Celebrates 15 Years of Dalaman Flights
Photo Credit: Kyle Hayes/AviationSource

Jet2 CEO Steve Heapy also commented on the milestone, emphasising the growth in the Dalaman market:

“This year marks 15 years since we started operating to Turkey, when we had just one route on sale to Dalaman.”

“Today, we operate a popular programme of flights and holidays to four destinations in Turkey – Dalaman, Antalya, Bodum and Izmir – from the UK and have flown millions of customers to these magnificent destinations.”

“Such growth and success over the last decade and a half would not be possible without the fantastic partnerships we have in Turkey, and I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to hoteliers, airports, tourist boards and all our partners.”

“As we continue to grow and take more customers to Turkey on our award-winning flights and holidays, our partnership approach will remain at the very heart of everything we do, and we remain wholeheartedly committed to bringing even more happy holidaymakers to the destination.”  


Photo Credit: Kyle Hayes/AviationSource

In conclusion, this marks another milestone in the development & growth of Jet2 and Dalaman Airport.

Looking ahead, all eyes will be on the performance over the Summer 2024 season, a busy point for both sides.

With up to 88 weekly flights into the Turkish airport by the airline, it shows how strong the partnership is.

But for now, both sides will now look to the next 15 years of potential growth.

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