Ports of Jersey have released the September 2019 passenger arrival data.
There were four Saturdays in September 2019 but five in September 2018, meaning that for any routes that operate on a Saturday only basis, and that operated throughout the month in both years, the year-on-year comparison will be negatively impacted by this calendar effect.
During September 2019:
- Passenger arrivals at the Airport were 1.5% lower than for the same month of 2018, with the BA pilots strike being a major contributory factor, as arrivals from Gatwick declined by 4%.
- Arrivals from Manchester and Guernsey continue to benefit from competition on these routes.
- Arrivals at the Harbour declined at an annual rate of 10.4%, with large absolute falls in arrivals from St Malo, Guernsey and Granville.
- Overall in September passenger arrivals (that’s arriving visitors and returning residents) was 4.5% lower than was the case a year ago.
Headlines for January to September 2019:
- Arrivals at the Airport have increased by 2.8% so far this year with Gatwick the lead contributor despite its lacklustre September performance. Other routes with strong increases include Guernsey, Liverpool and Manchester.
- Arrivals at the Harbour are 3.2% lower than in the first nine months of last year with this in large part due to a decline in arrivals from St Malo. A number of routes served by Manche Iles Express have seen increases thanks to there having been no repeat of reliability issues that impacted summer 2018 sailings.
- Overall passenger arrivals in Jersey during the period January to September are 0.9% up on the same period of last year. So far this year 70% of arrivals have been by air, a slight increase on the 69% share for the equivalent period of 2018.
September Passenger Arrival Data