October 2017 Passenger Arrival Data

Detailed figures on the number of passengers arriving in Jersey are now available, with the data including both arriving visitors and returning residents. October brought a 4% increase in air passenger arrivals, whereas by contrast the number of passengers arriving by sea fell 23% compared with the same month of last year, largely due to the unexpected withdrawal from service of Condor Liberation. So far this year passenger arrivals in Jersey are running 1.0% higher than was the case for the equivalent period of 2016.

October Pax arrivals

Headlines for October

  • October saw a 4% increase in the number of passengers arriving at Jersey Airport with the strongest growth being seen on routes from Southampton, Liverpool and London Luton. Disruption to ferry services may have helped to boost Southampton figures
  • Routes seeing a decline in passenger volumes were Dublin (due to the earlier closure of the route this year) and Manchester
  • With the unexpected withdrawal of Liberation towards the end of October the number of passengers arriving by sea dropped by 23%, although some passengers look to have transferred to Portsmouth services which enjoyed annual growth of 21%
  • Overall during October there was a 3.3% decline in passenger arrivals compared with the same month of last year

Headlines for January to October 2017

  • The number of passengers arriving by air has increased by 1.2% across the first ten months of 2017 with Liverpool, Glasgow and London Luton seeing the strongest growth
  • By contrast there has been substantial declines in the number of arrivals from both Guernsey and Manchester
  • Despite the difficult October the number of passengers arriving by sea so far in 2017 is 0.7% up on the year before with strong growth from Carteret and in the number of Cruise Ship passengers
  • Combining Air and Sea brings a 1.0% jump in passenger arrivals in the first ten months of 2017

October Passenger Arrivals Data