Easyjet to run Jersey to London Gatwick route

Easyjet A319 The airline will use its Airbus A319 planes to fly the three daily returns flights

Related Stories

Easyjet has announced it will run a Jersey to Gatwick service when Flybe pulls out of the route next year.

Flybe will end its services from Gatwick Airport in March after agreeing to sell 25 slots at the airport to the budget airline.

Easyjet already operates from Jersey to Liverpool, Glasgow and London Southend as well as a summer service to Newcastle.

It will run three daily return flights, one fewer than Flybe offers.

The service, which will be operated by the 156-seater Airbus A319, is due to run from 30 March 2014, with tickets on sale from next month.

Ali Gayward, UK commercial manager for Easyjet, said the schedule allowed business travellers to fly in and out on the same day and they would be introducing some low cost seats in a bid to boost tourism.

Senator Alan Maclean, Economic Development Minister, said: "The airline has the capability of delivering in excess of a quarter of a million passengers per year on the Gatwick route alone, which will be of great benefit to the vitally important tourism and business economy."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites


St Helier

12 °C 7 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Woman standingMysterious miracle

    It's extremely unusual and shouldn't give false hope, but what makes the body beat cancer on its own?


  • A cyborg cockroachClick Watch

    The cyborg cockroach - why has a computer been attached to this insect’s nervous system?

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.