Ports of Jersey has welcomed the announcement by Loganair that it plans to operate a direct summer air route between Jersey and the Isle of Man. The weekly service will operate on Saturdays between 22 May until late September 2021.
The announcement comes just weeks after the Scottish-based airline announced plans to operate a direct service between the Island and Edinburgh this summer and will sit alongside its previously announced services to Teesside and Norwich.
The airline will initially use an ATR42 type aircraft, which can carry up to 50 passengers, increasing as from 01 July to an ATR72 type, which can accommodate up to 70 passengers. Reservations are now being taken online at loganair.co.uk with fares starting from just £79.99, including a 15kg free luggage allowance.
The announcement has been welcomed by CEO for Ports of Jersey, Matt Thomas, who says, “This is another great example of Loganair’s increasing commitment to Jersey and one that I’m sure will be welcomed by both residents and visitors alike. We are pleased to be announcing another new route for this summer, which given the challenging times the aviation industry is experiencing, is a testimony to the hard work of our route development team.”
The Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture, Senator Lyndon Farnham, adds, “I am heartened by today’s announcement from Loganair and congratulate everyone involved in helping to secure this new route, which adds to our network of services available to passengers this summer”.
In addition to the direct summer service, passengers can still connect with the Isle of Man three times a week from 26 May via Southampton thanks to a partnership with Loganair and local airline, Blue Islands.