Turkey travel specialist increases capacity for 2009 - Manchester,Gatwick Airport News

Airport news for Manchester,Gatwick on 17/11/2008.

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Beginning with next year’s summer season, more than 15,000 holidays will be on offer, an increase of 50 per cent on the 10,000 available this year.

The travel operator will start its summer season in 2009 in early May, and it will run through the end of October.

A part of the increased capacity will be holidays in Turkey’s Antalya region, where the Kundu and Lara resorts will be on offer for the first time.

The travel operator is offering early booking discounts of as much as £150, free child places at selected hotels and, during shoulder months, two weeks’ accommodation for the price of one.

Average selling prices have increased by four to five per cent over last year, and agents receive commissions of 13 per cent.

From the UK, Wings Abroad operates flights to Turkish coastal resorts from Gatwick, Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol, Newcastle and East Midlands airports.

Chris Mansell, the company’s UK sales manager, said: “This summer has been the best yet. In light of such a good year and strong indications of a continuing high demand for Turkey, we are adding 5,000 capacity for 2009 to bring the total to just above 15,000.

He went on to say: “A key factor in our success this year has been the ability to offer such a wide range of all inclusive deals – there is a strong demand for this type of holiday where everything is included in the cost, particularly in the current economic climate.”

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