British Airways is filling a void left by the collapse of Thomas Cook by launching a new service to Turkey.

Tickets have gone on sale today for the Gatwick flights to the Turkish Turquoise coast gateway of Antalya.

BA will run six Airbus A320 flights a week on the summer-only route starting on Aprll 30, 2020. Fares start at £139 return.

The Antalya announcement comes as the airline adjusts its Gatwick schedule for summer 2020.

The new route to Turkey complements a summer Gatwick service to Dalaman and year-round flights to Instanbul from Heathrow.

BA’s Gatwick managing director Adam Carson said: “Holidaymakers can look forward to another option when flying to Turkey with British Airways next summer.

“After months in the planning, we are excited to announce the addition of Antalya to our network from Gatwick.

“We are committed to offering flights and holidays to a wide variety of destinations at competitive prices to help people get their travel plans off the ground.”