easyJet is celebrating 10 years of flying to and from Jersey, serving customers in Jersey with direct connections to key UK cities.
easyJet launched the very first flight to Jersey on 20 March 2008 from London Luton and since then the airline’s services to and from the island have continued to grow.
Just 10 days after the Luton inauguration the airline launched direct flights from Liverpool and over the last decade has expanded its network offering, adding services between Glasgow (2011), London Southend (2012), Newcastle (2013) and London Gatwick and Belfast in 2014.
In January 2018 the airline put seats on sale on between Jersey and Edinburgh for the very first time, with the inaugural flight departing from Edinburgh last Saturday. The route will operate twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer season, with fares starting from £30.74.*
Ali Gayward, easyJet UK Country Manager said:
“easyJet is delighted to be celebrating 10 years of flying from Jersey and over the past decade we have been committed to providing even more choice for our customers travelling to and from Jersey, carrying over two million passengers in that time and over 600,000 of those in the last 12 months alone.
“We continue to grow our network sustainably – our Jersey capacity is set to increase by around 9% this summer – providing passengers with a great range of destinations all with a convenient schedule, low fares and great service for both leisure and business travellers.
“This growth is clearly demonstrated by the launch of our newest Jersey route, which takes off this weekend from Edinburgh and we are sure these flights will prove popular for our Scottish customers looking to discover the variety that the island of Jersey has to offer.”
On behalf of Ports of Jersey, Myra Shacklady who oversees the company’s route development programme, says:
“2018 is a significant year for Jersey and easyJet. Not only do we mark the airline’s 10th anniversary of its Jersey route network but we welcome this new service to Edinburgh, which I have no doubt will not only prove popular with local residents but also opens up a further opportunity to increase its inbound visitor market.”
easyJet operates eight routes and over 132 flights a week during peak summer, flying over 600,000 passengers to and from Jersey across its UK network each year.