A new programme of Jet2.com flights to Jersey is a welcome boost for the island’s tourism industry, says Visit Jersey CEO Amanda Burns.
The award-winning airline announced this month that it will launch five new routes to Jersey for summer 2021. Along with its sister company, Jet2holidays, the airline will add Birmingham, East Midlands, Manchester, Newcastle and London Stansted to its existing Leeds Bradford summer service.
The summer schedule, which has been launched in response to customer demand, will see more than 200 flights operating from May 2021.
“I’m absolutely delighted that Jet2 has announced its new programme of flights. It’s a real vote of confidence for Jersey as a destination”, said Ms Burns, who joined Visit Jersey in September this year.
“One of things we are focusing on is accessibility and connectivity. Jet2’s new routes will really help connect Jersey with our core market in the UK”.
Ports of Jersey CEO Matt Thomas agreed and said the new routes would make Jersey available to many more visitors. He also praised the support of Visit Jersey and Senator Lyndon Farnham, Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture, in helping to secure the agreements with the airline.
“The growth we have agreed with Jet2.com and Jet2holidays for summer 2021 is a real demonstration of confidence in Jersey as a destination, and our tourism industry, as it plans for its recovery in 2021”, he said.
“In the current climate this is a real boost for our tourism industry, and we look forward to building an even closer partnership with Jet2.com and Jet2holidays in the years ahead”.
Jet2Holidays, which is the UK’s second largest tour operator, has also launched a range of ATOL protect package holidays to the island featuring 3-5 star accommodation.
“I am delighted that agreement has been reached with Jet2.com and Jet2holidays to launch five new routes to Jersey in 2021. Jersey has enjoyed a longstanding partnership with Jet2.com since 2007. This provides a great opportunity for Islanders to visit family and friends in the UK through more regional airports and for more inbound visitors to experience all that Jersey has to offer”, said Senator Farnham.
“I am particularly pleased to make this announcement at a critical time for our tourism sector and would like to thank Ports of Jersey, supported by Visit Jersey, for their efforts in making this happen”.