More Brits are booking flights to Turkey for their summer holiday this year, a leading holiday company has said.
Thomson and First Choice have said that demand for Turkish destinations this summer has been so high that they are adding four new flights a week to the country as part of their 2009 summer schedule.
Explaining the country’s popularity, a Thomson statement said: "It offers a fantastic alternative for those who like to enjoy the indulgence of the Caribbean, but with a shorter flight time of just four hours.
"Sizzling temperatures, Roman ruins, charming towns and a striking coastline make Turkey a great alternative to Greece."
Thomson will now offer flights to Dalaman from Birmingham and Bristol on a Saturday and Cardiff on a Monday, while a further flight will operate between Birmingham and Bodrum on a Monday.
The new flights are in addition to the 72 the holiday company already operates.
Thomson announced earlier this month that many holidaymakers were continuing to book European holiday packages despite the effects of the credit crunch.