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easyJet confirms service from London Gatwick to Jersey

6th September 2013 Print

easyJet has announced that it is increasing its services to Jersey with the introduction of year-round flights from London Gatwick Airport.

From 30 March 2014 easyJet will operate three flights per day, seven days a week offering the choice of a morning, afternoon and evening departure each way. The new service will go on sale in September 2013.

The announcement follows a deal secured by easyJet earlier this year to purchase 25 additional slots at Gatwick Airport from Flybe. Since then, the airline has worked to enhance connections between London Gatwick and Jersey and the new flight will be operated by an Airbus A319 aircraft with the capacity of 156 seats. Jersey becomes destination number 102 for easyJet from London Gatwick following the announcement of its new services to Bucharest which will commence in October 2013.

Cath Lynn, easyJet's Group Commercial Director said: "We are pleased to confirm the introduction of easyJet's new flights between London Gatwick and Jersey from Spring 2014, which underlines our continued commitment to serving the destinations that our customers tell us that they want to fly to on our easy and affordable services.

"The new early flight which departs London Gatwick at 07:00 will allow business travellers to reach Jersey in time for a full day of meetings while the evening departure enables them to fly home on the same day and offers travellers from Jersey a full day in the capital and evening flights back. The introduction of low cost seats will also help to boost tourism to the island with the daily flights giving maximum flexibility for those visiting Jersey on short or long breaks."

easyJet's London Gatwick service to Jersey brings the total number of easyJet routes to the island to five alongside its existing services from London Southend, Liverpool, Glasgow and Newcastle.