Earlier this year, the leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist launched its Summer 2018 programme with eight new destinations.
This has now increased to nine brand new destinations with the addition of Dalaman, which is otherwise known as the ‘Turquoise Coast’ thanks to its stunning seas and coastal scenery.
The new flights to Dalaman will depart every Tuesday from June 26th until September 25th 2018, and mean that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will operate to 23 destinations from Belfast International Airport next summer.
The announcement also means that the company is adding a second new Turkish destination from Belfast for Summer 2018, having already added Antalya to its schedule.
Other new destinations for Summer 2018 include: Almeria, Crete, Madeira, Malta, Naples, Paphos and Rhodes.
A Boeing 737-800 aircraft will be added to the fleet in Belfast to support a phenomenal 41 per cent increase in capacity, which represents over 400,000 seats on sale for Summer 2018.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “The Dalaman region offers something for everyone thanks to its stunning coastline and beaches, its array of fabulous resorts, and its rich history.
“We are confident that Dalaman will be very popular with Northern Ireland holidaymakers, just as our other Turkish destination of Antalya is already proving to be. Turkey is the perfect holiday hotspot and is seeing a huge surge in popularity thanks to its great weather and culture, as well as the fantastic value it offers.
“This latest new destination is part of our biggest ever summer programme from Belfast International Airport. Next summer we will operate to 23 destinations and increase capacity by 41 per cent, and to support that growth we are investing in 30 new jobs and the addition of a Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
“Such success is only possible by looking after customers, and our continued focus on offering a VIP customer service, great value package holidays and family friendly flights is clearly paying off, as evidenced by the fact that Jet2holidays became the second largest tour operator in the UK just last month.”