New flights from Stansted to Jersey
[March 2nd 2009]
Stansted airport is to get new daily flights to Jersey from May 1st with Aurigny Air Services.
Long established airline Aurigny has just celebrated 40 years of flying to the Channel Islands and last year was voted third best short haul airline in a survey by consumer magazine Which?
The daily flights will leave Stansted at 13.05 arriving in Jersey at 15.05, except on Sundays when departures will be at 12.40 landing in Jersey at 13.55. Return flights from Jersey will leave at 15.35 arriving at Stansted at 16.50. On Sundays return flights will depart from Jersey at 14.25 and arrive at 15.40.
Stansted airport commercial and development director Nick Barton comments: Were delighted to welcome the return of a direct link to Jersey from Stansted, which has always been an extremely popular connection with business and leisure passengers alike.
Aurigny already operate services from here to Guernsey and were looking forward to supporting them as they expand their route network further from Stansted, Barton adds.
The Channel Islands and Jersey in particular are expected to be a popular summer holiday destination this year as British holidaymakers look for better value closer to home and outside the eurozone.
Aurigny Air Services commercial director Malcolm Coupar says: We believe that being able to fly to Jersey in addition to our Guernsey flights will prove to be extremely popular as the islands have some of the best beaches and restaurants in the whole of the British Isles.
Jersey is the larger of the Channel Islands and was made famous in the 80s thanks to Bergerac which was filmed there. More travellers are just starting to recognise that you can experience a European style destination without leaving Britain, Coupar continues.
We also hope that this new route will strengthen connections for businessmen and women who need to travel to Jersey as it is an extremely important offshore finance centre, concludes Coupar.
Written by: Nick Purdom