Turkey holidays are proving an "incredibly popular" option among British travellers this year, according to a spokesman for Manchester airport.
Andrew Harrison, the hub's commercial director, was commenting after low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines announced that it would be launching new flights from Manchester and London Gatwick to Antalya and Dalaman this summer.
Due to get underway on May 2nd, the services will provide increased access to two of the most popular regions for Turkey villa holidays.
Sertac Haybat, general manager of Pegasus Airlines, revealed that Turkey is expecting to welcome more UK travellers than ever before in 2010.
Mr Harrison said: "Holidays in Turkey are proving to be incredibly popular in 2010 because it's outside the eurozone, so the addition of services to Dalaman and Antalya will give our passengers further choice this year.
"Several airlines are expanding out of Manchester, which we're delighted to see, and I'm confident that passengers will be choosing Manchester over its competitors during the busy summer season."
Travellers planning a Turkey villa holiday this year can arrange accommodation in several locations along the country's coast, such as Dalyan, Yalikavak and Ortakent.
Posted by Alison Selby