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Final Flybe routes snapped up by Wizz Air

Final Flybe routes snapped up by Wizz Air

Friday 11 June 2021

Final Flybe routes snapped up by Wizz Air

Friday 11 June 2021

Wizz Air has snapped up two former Flybe routes, now providing direct services from Jersey to Cardiff and Doncaster throughout summer.

Using an Airbus A321, the low-fare airline will be running the twice weekly services from Friday 9 July until late September.

Ports of Jersey CEO Matt Thomas noted that Cardiff and Doncaster were previously “popular” routes, adding: “…It’s great to see the confidence shown in Jersey by Wizz Air in providing both residents and those wishing to holiday in the Island this summer an opportunity to reconnect.'

Economic Development Minister Senator Lyndon Farnham added that the replacement of all routes lost by the demise of Flybe was “testament to both the work of Ports of Jersey and the strength of Jersey as a destination.”  

“Wizz Air is a very welcome addition to the portfolio of airlines serving Jersey and I wish them every success,” he said.

Flybe collapsed at the beginning of the pandemic amid to financial troubles.

A relaunch of the regional carrier, which first launched as Jersey European in the late 1970s, is currently being planned. However, it recently lost out on lucrative Heathrow slots when it had its operating licence revoked.

It is not known if losing these slots – reported to be worth £10m – will affect plans by the airline’s new owner to return it to the skies.

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