The number of air passengers travelling through Jersey Airport in 2019 have risen for the sixth consecutive year with 1.715,952m passengers recorded last year, the highest level since 1995.
Air passenger numbers have been steadily growing year on year since 2013, increasing by almost 275,000 and in summer 2020 is due to be served by almost 40 departure points across the British Isles and Europe with both scheduled and chartered flights available.
Many regions have once again reported growth on the previous year, including the north west (+14%), the south west (+5%) and the London market, which includes Gatwick, Southend, Luton and London City also reporting a +5% increasing, carrying in excess of 819,000 passengers in 2019. The inter-island routes also enjoyed a 17% rise, carrying an additional 15,000 passengers during the year, which was recorded at 105,328.
Group CEO for Ports of Jersey, Matt Thomas, has welcomed the latest air passenger numbers and says, “We are really pleased to have delivered a sixth consecutive year of growth in passenger numbers through Jersey Airport. The connectivity provided by the airport is crucial, for our tourism industry, for business and importantly for residents who can enjoy regular access across mainland UK. Our route development team at Ports of Jersey works closely with Visit Jersey, Government, tourism and business associations to sell Jersey as a destination to airlines. In a very competitive market, these figures demonstrate that this Team Jersey approach is clearly working”.