Bodrum Airport See Rise Of Low Cost Airlines

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Bodrum Airport officials are in for a busy 2010 as three major low-cost airlines have all targeted the Turkish resort for boosted direct services. Operating from airports across the UK, EasyJet, Monarch and Turkish airline, Pegasus, will all be capitalizing on the Bodrum boom.

With a floundering pound, the eurozone is off-limits for many holidaymakers and overseas home hunters, so Turkey is taking a huge slice of the market with its balmy Mediterranean climate, value-for-money Lira and under four hour flying time. ABTA reported a huge 25% increase in bookings to Turkey made through its members in 2009 and the airlines have been quick to respond.

Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines was the first to pin its colours to the mast adding a substantial 17 new direct flights per week from the UK to Turkey, including services to Bodrum from Manchester and London Stansted. EasyJet has added Liverpool, Bristol and London Stansted to its current London Gatwick service to Bodrum. Although summer only, this service could extend year-round dependent on interest. Meanwhile Monarch is preparing to head east from May with the introduction of new London Luton flights to Bodrum which will operate alongside existing, but increased, services from London Gatwick and Manchester.

UK developer Galliard Homes is building, in joint-venture with Signature International, the mould-breaking top-quality resort of Horizon Sky just minutes from Bodrum Airport. Daniel Dias for Horizon Sky, comments, “Over 2.4 million Brits visited Turkey in 2009 and you just know that figure is going to be left in the shade when the 2010 statistics are in. Turkey has exploded as a destination of choice over recent years but the rub has always been direct, low-cost air access. This deluge of new flights is welcome, although not entirely unexpected, and property buyers will quickly see value added to their investment.”

Although over 400 of Horizon Sky’s planned 600 units have been sold, there’s plenty of choice across the price range. Two bedroom duplex apartments in Phase Three with a generous 87m² internal space are available from as little as £89,891 meanwhile one bedroom penthouses with vast 45m² terraces complete with decadent Jacuzzis start from £126,545. There’s a direct from the developer payment plan to suit everyone including a zero deposit zero interest five-year and a zero deposit ten-year option with a fixed interest rate of 4.9%. Prospective purchasers can attend stay-on-site inspection visits managed directly by the developer.

Contact Horizon Sky direct on telephone 0800 988 9256, email [email protected] or visit

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