Posted on 06 May 2010
This is yet another testament to the massive growth in popularity of Antalya and wider Turkey as a tourist destination, and will also fuel future growth in the region’s tourism sector, according to Spot Blue.
“This is great news for Antalya, as have been the several other new flights launched to the region from the UK and around the world in the last 6-12 months,” said director Julian Walker.
“Announcements like this not only testify to the massive potential for tourism growth in the region, but, by making it more readily accessible they increase the likelihood of this growth accelerating. Both add to the region’s attractiveness as a destination to purchase property, for investment or as a lifestyle choice,” he explained.
Antalya is not covered from most UK airports, and is also serviced regularly by UK Low Cost Carriers Ryanair and Easyjet.
Antalya airport’s nearest competitor at Alanya, is to welcome its first international flight this year, and one can only hope that international airlines are as quick to serve Gazipasa when its runway expansion is completed next year. This will no doubt depend on demand, which should be strong given that Alanya is host to one of Turkey’s largest populations of expatriates.