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Expected Easter air passengers close to pre-pandemic levels

Expected Easter air passengers close to pre-pandemic levels

Thursday 14 April 2022

Expected Easter air passengers close to pre-pandemic levels

Thursday 14 April 2022


More than 20,000 passengers are expected to travel through the Airport this Easter break – just 3,000 shy of pre-pandemic levels.

The Airport is asking islanders escaping for a break or visitors returning home to check-in with plenty of time and let their airline know beforehand if they need assistance, such as a wheelchair for the journey to and from their aircraft.

A Ports of Jersey spokesperson said: “Between Thursday and Monday, more than 20,000 passengers are expected to travel in and out of the Airport. 

“With a high number of flights, many departing within minutes of each other, this can create larger than usual volumes of passengers and inevitable queues; therefore, sufficient time should be allowed for passengers checking in hold luggage and clearing central security. 

“Passengers who need to book special assistance with their journey must contact their airline prior to travelling to the Airport. 

“Similarly, passengers should refer to their airline directly in relation to baggage and weight restrictions as well as its individual policy on the wearing of face masks once onboard as they can differ from one airline to another. As always, flight status update will be available to view online at jerseyairport.com."

And for anyone travelling with chocolate in their baggage - there were also a warning: “Chocolate Easter Eggs are permitted in hand luggage – but may be subject to security screening and shouldn’t contain liquids.”

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Pictured: Condor Voyager will be sailing between Jersey and France this weekend.

Moving to the Harbour, a spokesperson for Condor said: “We are preparing for a very busy Easter as our high-speed sailings to St. Malo from Jersey is at full capacity today and our Poole sailing is also very busy.

“We believe the relaxation in restrictions across the islands, the UK and more recently in France, is encouraging islanders and visitors to start travelling again.

“Our schedule is focused around weekends when most people want to travel and each island is predominantly served by a high-speed vessel that means we can carry more vehicles.

“The recent surge in bookings means we can look forward with some optimism and this adds to the positive sentiment that the Channel Islands could benefit this year."

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