JETTING off to a sandy beach just got easier after two more sun-drenched destinations were added to Blackpool Airport’s schedule.
Jet2.com has brought back its popular trips to the White Isle of Ibiza following a three-year absence.
And the budget airline is also extending its flight path to Dalaman, in Turkey, delighting tourism bosses in the town.
Claire Smith, president of Stay Blackpool, says she hopes this is the beginning of a positive summer in the town.
She is urging people to back the airport and said: “Those are two really popular destinations and it shows Jet2.com’s commitment to Blackpool Airport.
“Like everyone else, they are having challenging times and we need to get behind them.
“We need to get the message out there to use Blackpool Airport because it’s vital to our economy.
“We now need to be looking at the other markets we can extend to because this is really good news and now we need to make sure we utilise the flights.”
Dalaman, situated on the south west coast of Turkey, is set among a countryside landscape and sweeping beaches.
It offers a range of sights, including ancient architecture, tombs carved into the cliffs and a medieval castle.
The airline is now flying to both resorts once a week, with flights arriving and departing on a Monday.
Steve Heapy, managing director of Jet2holidays and chief commercial officer of Jet2.com, said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of two exciting new sun destinations for Blackpool residents.
“The addition of flights to Ibiza and Dalaman ensures Jet2.com now offers a host of holiday destinations, which include Alicante, Murcia, Malaga, Faro, Palma and Tenerife
Mr Heapy added: “The Turkish hotspot of Dalaman will be the region’s first direct route and is proving to be one of Jet2holidays’ strongest sellers across our other northern bases.
“With its spectacular blue waters, beautiful countryside and ancient sights, it’s not hard to see why.
“The introduction of firm favourite Ibiza, highlights our commitment to providing unrivalled choice for package breaks from Blackpool.”