Top 3 Airlines To Book A Holiday To Turkey

Monarch (www.monarch.co.uk)

Monarch is one of the most popular holiday flight companies and offers flights to Turkey from £52 one way – although there are also sometimes last minute deals on flights from £39.99 one way. Monarch flies from the following airports in the UK:

  • Gatwick
  • Luton
  • Birmingham
  • Manchester
  • Leeds/Bradford.

The airports in Turkey used by Monarch cover all the main holiday destinations in Turkey:

  • Gatwick to Bodrum, Antalya and Dalaman
  • Luton to Bodrum and Dalaman
  • Birmingham to Bodrum and Dalaman
  • Manchester to Bodrum, Antalya and Dalaman
  • Leeds/Bradford to Antalya and Dalaman.

Summer flights to Turkey for 2013 are already booking for May/June, with flights from £77 to £125 one way. You can check in online, add transfers and Monarch also has three different Airpacks offering extras like increased luggage allowance or extra leg room – choose the Airpack best for you.

easyJet (www.Easyjet.com)

easyJet flies from most regional airports in the UK and flights to Turkey’s most popular airports like Bodrum from London Gatwick can cost from as little as £33.95 one way out of season.  From regional airports like Newquay in Cornwall it may be necessary to fly or travel to another major airport to connect to Turkey – however, easyJet flies from the following UK airports, so getting a connection to Turkey should be no problem.

  • Aberdeen
  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Bournemouth
  • Bristol
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Gatwick
  • Isle of Man
  • Leeds/Bradford
  • Liverpool
  • Luton
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Newquay
  • Southend
  • Stansted.

The easyJet route map is aslo a useful tool for working out your flights and is available online (http://www.easyjet.com/EN/Routemap/)

You can also book your flights separately from Turkey to your UK destination using the easyJet Routemap, making your holiday much more flexible.

Turkish Airlines (www.turkishairlines.com/en-uk)

Turkish Airlines fly from London, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester and was voted Best Airline in Europe in 2012. The schedule flights service all Turkish destinations and although flying schedule is more expensive, it can be more convenient – and a lot more comfortable if, for example, you are going on an anniversary holiday or honeymoon.

Turkish Airlines fly to the following popular holiday destinations in Turkey:

  • Antalya
  • Istanbul
  • Izmir.

Turkish Airlines still serve an in-flight meal in economy class, including a special menu for breakfast, lunch or dinner according to flight times – making your holiday flight a little bit extra special.

If you booked your flights with a tour operator and you holiday on an all-inclusive basis, then become ill at your hotel, you can claim turkey illness compensation against your tour operator.

Peter Anderson – I love to blog about holidays in Turkey Google+