Thomas Cook lays on Eclipse flights

Twelve extra flights to Southern Turkey are being laid on by holiday airline Thomas Cook for amateur astronomers keen to see a total eclipse of the sun due on March 29.The eclipse, caused by the shadow of the moon, will only be visible within a narrow band over half the earth extending from Brazil, across the Atlantic and ending in Mongolia. Turkeys Southern Mediterranean coast is destined to be a good vantage point on the morning of March 29.

Thomas Cook has brought forward part of its Turkish summer programme by a week to allow holidaymakers to build the eclipse experience into their break. In addition, the airline has two flights one from Stansted and one from Newcastle leaving for Antalya on March 28 and returning on the evening of March 29.

These eclipse specials are being handled by the specialist tour operator, Omega Holidays.Ends