easyJet launches new service between Manchester and Jersey from 1st July 2019

Channel Island added to easyJet’s growing Destination list from Manchester

LUTON, England, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet has announced a new year round service between Manchester and Jersey commencing 1st July 2019.

The service will operate twice weekly on an Airbus A320 aircraft.  Fares start from £31.21.

The addition of the new route comes after a significant year of growth for the easyJet network at Manchester Airport, with a total of 13 new routes being launched over the last 12 months.

easyJet now operates 65 routes and over 26,000 flights a year to and from Manchester – served by the addition of 5 extra new aircraft this summer.  The addition of the new route means easyJet customers will be able to enjoy direct flights to an even greater variety of destinations.

easyJet launched the very first flight to Jersey on 20th 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.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager said:

“ We’re delighted to be adding to our routes at Jersey and also continuing our phase of growth at Manchester. Last year we celebrated ten 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.

“As the largest channel Island with great beaches and a mix of British and French culture, Jersey is set to appeal to those travelling from Manchester and seeking a summer holiday just a short hop away.

“We’re also confident that it will be popular with those who will need to regularly use the new route for business. “

Julian Carr, Manchester Airport’s Aviation Director, said:

“It’s great to see easyJet expand its route network from Manchester with new flights to Jersey. I’m sure it will prove popular with the 22m passengers in our vast catchment area. As we enter the summer season it is pleasing to see our passengers being given increasing choice on destinations, whether they travel for business or leisure.”

Alan Merry, Acting Group CEO at Ports of Jersey said:

“This is very positive news and clearly demonstrates easyJet’s commitment to providing additional services on popular routes.

“The north-west region is well served by Jersey in terms of both leisure and business air travellers and it can only be seen as good news to offer passengers travelling to and from this region an additional competitive option”.

Senator Lyndon Farnham, Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Economic Development at the Government of Jersey with specific responsibility for Visit Jersey said:

“I am delighted at today’s news, which is further evidence of the confidence easyJet has in Jersey.

“This is a tremendous boost for tourism and the economy as well as representing fantastic news for Islanders. The announcement comes as a direct result of our partnership approach, working together to deliver additional routes to the Island’.”

*Fares based on two people travelling on the same booking


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Source: easyJet