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Eight out of ten visitors opt for air travel

Eight out of ten visitors opt for air travel

Thursday 19 December 2019

Eight out of ten visitors opt for air travel

As many as eight in 10 of the 92,358 visitors who came to the island in October chose to travel by plane.

The proportion of arrivals by air has been increasing all year according to the latest passenger arrival data released by Visit Jersey.

Arrivals at the airport in October were 3.2% higher than at the same period last year, while arrivals at the harbour were down 8.8%.


Pictured: Arrivals at the harbour fell compared to last year.

Gatwick accounted for two fifths of all passenger arrivals during the month, with a total of 29,484 - an annual 5% uplift in volume.

Strong growth was also recorded in the number of arrivals from both Manchester and Guernsey, which saw an increase of 69% and 19% respectively.

More passengers sailed from Sark and Carteret but this was outweighed by declines across key routes including Guernsey (-29%) and St. Malo (-2%).

Taking air and sea together, the overall volume of passenger arrivals in October was 0.6% higher than a year before.

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