British tourists to arrive in Turkey
Dozens of charter flights arrive in Turkey as of July 15.
Holiday destinations along Turkey’s Mediterranean and Aegean coastlines have once again started to attract tourists after a short break due to the coronavirus pandemic and an increasing number of the vacationers in the coming days are expected to come from the U.K.
The first of dozens of planned British charter flights will arrive in Turkey on July 15 and local sector representatives expect over 500,000 tourists from the U.K. this year.
Following London’s removal of Turkey from their travel-restricted countries list, 76 flights were planned between July 15 and July 31 via British airline company Jet2.com and package tour operator Jet2holidays. British Airways is also resuming its flights to Turkey as of July 16. EasyJet and TUI, meanwhile, will launch their first flights to Turkey on Aug 1.
The industry recently recorded a significant increase in the number of tourists in the southern and western coasts. Antalya on the Mediterranean welcomed over 21,000 tourists in June, a figure that jumped to 27,000 in the first week of July alone. While Ukrainians made up that majority, British guests are expected to push those statistics ever higher with the new scheduled flights.
Airlines from various countries, including Ukraine, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, and Norway, have also increased their scheduled flights to Turkey, especially those to the resort city of Antalya.