Scottish airline Loganair (LM/LOG) has announced that is launching a direct flight from Newcastle (NCL/EGNT) to Jersey (JER/EGJJ) in the Channel Islands.
The route will be on the airlines summer schedule starting on 28th May 2021 and will be operated by a 49 seat Embraer 145 regional jet.
Kay Ryan, Loganair’s chief commercial officer, said: “We are very excited by the potential of this new route, and believe it will prove extremely popular as it is increasingly likely that British holidaymakers’ options will be unfortunately severely limited this year.
“The route will ensure customers from two airports in the North East have access to one of the most beautiful and popular holiday destinations in the British Isles, one which provides more than a hint of being overseas with its French place names and climate.
“This addition to next summer’s schedule shows Loganair’s continued commitment to providing domestic connectivity for both leisure and business customers, despite the severe damage being caused to the aviation industry by the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Jersey is set to become a popular holiday destination for Britons who are looking for a quarantine free break this year. As part of the Common Travel Area (CTA) so is likely to be one of the first areas to return to being a safe travel route.
The UK as a whole has seen a surge in people looking to have staycations rather than travel abroad and Jersey can offer the best of both being part of the UK with a French climate.
Matt Thomas, CEO for Ports of Jersey, said: “We are delighted to announce another step forward in our partnership with Loganair, with the launch of this service to Newcastle. Despite these challenging times, the demand for Jersey as a holiday destination remains strong among visitors, whilst it also enables residents the opportunity of visiting much-missed family and friends in the UK.
“We are working hard to ensure that when the day comes that travel restrictions are lifted, Jersey will be well-placed to reap the benefits that connectivity brings to our tourism and hospitality sector.”