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Airlines bank on Bodrum

14th February 2010 Print
Childrens' Play and Restaurant, Horizon Sky, Gulluk, Turkey

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.

About Horizon Sky
Some 35 minutes from Bodrum, on the sundrenched slopes of the Bay of Güllük dipping into the Aegean Sea, Horizon Sky is an upscale community of apartments, penthouses and villas. It’s the first resort in the area to feature an American-style Country Clubhouse which flanks a private beach. This facility houses a rooftop restaurant, sports bar and café, fitness suite, Spa, heated indoor and two outdoor pools. Meanwhile mini golf, several tennis courts, a grocery store, 11 more swimming pools and various Mexican, water and Japanese relaxation gardens are scattered throughout the resort.

A jetty and private water-taxi are already in operation to deliver residents and guests across the Bay to Güllük town, which is a swift ten-minute drive from the International Airport, whilst plans are going through the approval process for an 80-berth marina. This asset will further enhance the investment and rental potential of Horizon Sky. An on-site reception and concierge alongside a rental management office are also on hand to maximize occupancy throughout the year.

The homes themselves are nestled amongst extensive planting complemented by waterways, waterfalls and fountains and display clean contemporary lines and European-standard superior specifications. Granite worktops, white goods, wi-fi and air-conditioning come as standard whilst complete furnishing packages are available from as little as £7,995 gbp. All units have private gardens or terraces, many with refreshing plunge pools or Jacuzzis.

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