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Exeter to host flights to Dalaman next summer

New flights to Dalaman will be launched from Exeter International Airport in May next year, it has been confirmed.

New flights to Dalaman will be launched from Exeter International Airport in May next year, it has been confirmed.

Following months of talks, tour operator Thomas Cook has agreed to launch flights to the Turkish airport for a period of 26 weeks from early next summer.

This is a boost for the south-west airport, which recently lost Scottravel flights after the company went into administration.

Jamie Christon, Exeter International Airport’s managing director, said the Dalaman route "more than makes up for the loss of the Scottravel service".

"We are very pleased to be operating a larger aircraft on this route to Turkey," he commented.

The flight will operate on a weekly basis once it comes into effect, with the Boeing 757 aircraft able to carry 46 more passengers than Scottravel.

This will allow more south-west holidaymakers to fly from Exeter rather than have to travel to Bristol, Birmingham or one of the London airports.

Last month, Palmair confirmed that it will be introducing flights to Fuerteventura from the airport between November and the end of March next year.

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