March 2018 was impacted by the Easter holidays, with arrival data including all visitors arriving in Jersey for their Easter escape. However, due to Easter Sunday falling on 01 April, 'Easter departures' will be included in the April departure figures.
The March passenger arrivals figures tell us:
- Air arrivals were 2.3% up on March of last year with Gatwick and Manchester seeing the strongest growth, while with a later start date Luton volumes were strongly down, and continuing the recent trends so too were arrivals by air from Guernsey.
- Sea arrivals were 7.1% up compared with March of last year with all routes apart from Portsmouth seeing an increase in arrivals.
- Overall this means that passenger arrivals in March 2018 were 3.2% up on twelve months before.
- Looking at the first three months of 2018 air arrivals are 2.9% higher with Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow the largest contributors to growth.
- So far in 2018 sea arrivals remain 10% below where they were at the same stage of 2017 with this being due to a 17% reduction in arrivals from St. Malo.
- Across the first three months of this year the combined air and sea arrivals figure is 0.7% higher than it had been during the equivalent period of last year.
March Passenger Arrival Summary