Thomas Cook Airlines launched a new weekly flight from Edinburgh Airport to Antalya, Turkey at the weekend.

The new weekly Saturday flight on the A321 aircraft to Antalya had 215 customers on board. Thomas Cook Airlines has increased the number of seats on sale from Scotland to Turkey by forty three per cent this year and has more than 140 weekly departures to Turkey from fourteen UK airports.

The new flight comes as the Thomas Cook Holiday Report 2018 reveals that holidaymakers are returning to Turkey this summer with a surge in bookings compared to last year. Thomas Cook Airlines is the largest UK carrier serving Turkey and Thomas Cook’s holiday bookings to Turkey are up 84% year-on-year.