After a successful summer of flights from Jersey, FlyDirect is expanding its business and offering more flights than ever before.
Next summer, the Channel Island company is introducing direct flights to the Mediterranean from Guernsey, whilst also continuing to offer people in Jersey a direct connection to the region, providing more islanders with a dependable way to travel abroad safely and conveniently.
In Jersey, the service will return next summer, operating on Saturdays between 7 May and 29 October. Flights will leave Jersey and fly direct to Palma Airport in Majorca and Malaga Airport on the Costa del Sol.
People in Guernsey will be able to enjoy direct flights to Majorca, with flights to Palma Airport every Sunday between 29 May and 18 September.
Islanders will be able to travel abroad without the inconvenience of stopping off at a UK airport and will be able to book flights or inclusive holiday packages at a range of hotels and apartments, providing a compelling level of choice. The tour operator’s ‘COVID-19 Refund Promise’ allows customers to book with confidence, knowing they can move their booking or receive a full refund should any border restrictions or Foreign Office advice change and they are unable to operate the flights as planned.
C. I. Travel Group Managing Director Robert Mackenzie said, “We are really excited to provide this dedicated service for Guernsey and Jersey. It’s no secret that travelling through major airports such as Gatwick has become increasingly trying for Channel Islanders, and the added concern of COVID-19 has made some reconsider whether to travel.”
“Islanders can feel secure knowing that they’re travelling with a regulated and well-established provider with extensive experience of providing exceptional customer service.”
The flights from Guernsey and Jersey will be operated by FlyDirect’s partner airline BA CityFlyer, a subsidiary of British Airways. Passengers will be able to enjoy the comfort of an Embraer 190 jet aircraft as well as the on-board service of British Airways. Flights to Majorca take around 2 hours, whilst to Malaga the flying time is around 2 hours 30 minutes.
Flights will go on sale later this month and customers will be able to book online through www.flydirect.co.uk or over the phone. More information will follow today’s announcement, including the dates that flights will go on sale.