May 26th 2008 saw the announcement of a new holiday option for travellers from Prestwick Airport, as Scottravel Holidays officially launched a new route to Turkey.
The flight will take place once every week during the summer months, and many people are expected to take advantage of the new route. For a long time now, Turkey has been viewed as a great holiday destination. However, for many people, it has not been a viable option due to a limited number of flights departing from smaller airports.
Travellers will arrive at Dalaman, and from here they will be able to reach the popular and lively resort of Marmaris, a town steeped in history but one which also caters for the package holiday crowd, with a large number of restaurants, hotels and nightclubs. For those searching for a quieter break, the nearby İçmeler is a relaxing choice.
However, the choice is not limited to these locations as Ovacık and Ölüdeniz, located in the Fethiye region, will also be easily accessible to tourists taking advantage of the new route. Indeed, Serkan Aydin, Managing Director of Scottravel Holidays, has said that “we can create the perfect Turkish adventure to suit all tastes and budgets”.
Turkey offers a great alternative to other European destinations. It has a fantastic climate, the temperature soars in the summer and it is steeped in history and culture. Typically known as the point where East meets West, it has Iraq on one side and the rest of Europe on the other.
Mark Rodwell, Chief Executive of Prestwick Airport, focused on the benefits of travelling to Turkey when he said: “Many holidaymakers are now turning their attention away from the more traditional European destinations, due to a very unfavourable exchange rate from the pound to the Euro”.
Flight prices vary but as a guide, Thomas Cook offers a one-way flight for £43.99, including all taxes and charges.