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Greek Islands and Turkish delights from East Midlands

24th June 2011 Print

Eager holidaymakers from the East Midlands who are already planning next year’s getaways can get ahead and book early, thanks to 

The leading leisure airline with friendly low fares has today put summer 2012 flights on sale from East Midlands Airport to the sensational Greek island of Crete from just £69.99 one way including taxes,  as well as the ‘Turkish delights’ of Dalaman and Bodrum, from just  £59.99 one way including taxes. Flights to Bodrum and Crete will depart weekly and flights to Dalaman will be twice a week.

Crete now has an extra draw for fans of hit Channel 4 show The Inbetweeners, with the much anticipated movie showing the lads on holiday in the party town of Malia. Those looking for their own slice of late night action should take a look at sister company Jet2holidays’  ‘Late ‘n Lively’ packages which are specifically designed with party people in mind. Seven nights in Malia start from just £390 per person for seven nights 3 star self catering, including resort transfers and a 22kg baggage allowance.

Jet2holidays also offers a huge range of great value package breaks for families and couples, with holidays in Turkey starting from just £299 per person for seven nights 3 star self catering, including resort transfers and a 22kg baggage allowance. What’s more, savvy holidaymakers can save an additional £100 on their well earned break if they book before 4th July 2011.

Ian Doubtfire, Managing Director at, commented: “We are delighted to announce that these popular routes are now on sale for summer 2012.  People are starting to think about next year’s holidays – whether it’s to escape the hype surrounding Euro 2012 or wanting to take advantage of the extra bank holiday to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.   We are giving people the chance to plan ahead and get the best prices on the widest choice of flights and accommodation.”

Brad Miller, Managing Director, East Midlands Airport said: “Bodrum is one of this summer’s newest destinations with and putting it on sale for next year, after only one month of flying, is an early indicator that the destination is a popular choice for holidaymakers from the East Midlands. We're also pleased that other destinations, such as, Crete and Dalaman will return next summer, after two previous years of strong sales."

If you’re still not sure whether to beat the crowd and book your 2012 getaway now, here are’s five top reasons to get next year’s break in the bag:

1. For budgeting – more time to spread the cost and save up plenty of spending money.

2. For something to look forward to – more opportunities to plan what you’ll do when you get on your well deserved holiday, and get the best tickets in town for any shows, events or attractions you’re dying to see.

3. For your pick of the holiday rota – get in quick before colleagues bag the best times off!

4. For avoiding sporting fatigue – with the London Olympics and Euro 2012 taking place next year, if you’re not into sports, you may need to escape the hype!

5. For the perfect Beach Body – if you want to get trim and toned ready to hit the beach, you can actually set yourself realistic targets to achieve for next year’s holiday.

For those not wanting to wait until 2012 for their holiday, currently has a summer sale with up to 75% off 2011 flights. flies to 14 city and sun destinations from East Midlands Airport.  For more information or to book, visit for flights or for package holidays.