Islanders will be able to travel direct to Edinburgh with Loganair from next summer, it's been confirmed.
Loganair has announced that there will be a twice-weekly service from Jersey to Edinburgh in summer 2021.
The Scottish airline has said the 70-seater flights will operate on Saturdays and Sundays from 22 May – 26 September 2021.
LoganAir’s Summer 2021 schedule is listed below:
The announcement comes after a difficult 2020 for airlines - in September, 60,431 passengers arrived at the Airport, a 74.6% decrease on the year before. In that same month, Easyjet suspended its flights to Edinburgh.
Pictured: Loganair will be operating flights to and from Edinburgh, Teesside and Manchester.
CEO for Ports of Jersey, Matt Thomas said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of a direct service to Edinburgh, further strengthening our relationship with Scotland’s airline.
“The service will enable visitors to enjoy the delights of Jersey whilst allowing islanders to easily connect with friends and family. Loganair continues to show its commitment to Jersey and we look forward to working alongside them to develop even more connectivity in the future”.
CEO for Visit Jersey, Amanda Burns said: “The launch of this route from Edinburgh to Jersey is exciting news and further reinforces the demand for travel to Jersey in 2021. This is a real boost for our industry, and we are looking forward to welcoming visitors from Edinburgh and across the central belt to Jersey next summer to experience the variety on offer, from beautiful beaches to historical heritage and family fun.
“It is heartening to see that even during these challenging times, our relationship with Loganair goes from strength to strength, with this route joining further regional options, allowing travellers a greater choice for connectivity to our island.”
Pictured: Ports of Jersey CEO Matt Thomas called the announcement "a real boost for our industry."
Loganair's Chief Commercial Officer, Kay Ryan, added: “We are excited by the potential of this new route and believe it will prove very popular next summer. It will also provide a one-stop link in both directions between the Highlands and Islands and Jersey, via Scotland’s capital.
“This addition to next summer’s schedule shows Loganair’s continued commitment to providing domestic connectivity for both leisure and business customers, despite the current damage being caused to the industry by the covid-19 pandemic.”
Economic Development Minister Senator Lyndon Farnham said he was "heartened by the continued optimism shown towards Jersey by our airline partners, clearly demonstrated by the ever-increasing network of air routes we can look forward to in summer 2021.”
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