21st March 2012
- Jersey Airport celebrates 75th Anniversary
On 14 March 1937, Chamberlain was Prime Minister; Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Fred Astaire were topping the charts; movie lovers were flocking to the cinemas to see Cary Grant in ‘The Awful Truth’ and Disney unveiled its first full length animated film ‘Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs’. And in Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands, their first airport officially opened. 75 years later Jersey Airport, which is in close proximity to popular coastal resorts such as St Helier, St Peter and St Martin is gearing up to host its 75th birthday celebrations and welcome thousands of holidaymakers. Leading leisure airline Jet2.com will be whisking hundreds of holidaymakers to this picturesque island this summer.
With a short flight time of just over one hour, you could be relaxing at your hotel pool or one of the many sandy beaches, dining al fresco or taking the kids to the world famous Gerald Durrell’s Zoo. And, unlike other UK destinations, in Jersey you will be guaranteed an excellent sunny climate, similar to France.
It’s good news for shop-a-holics as Jersey offers VAT free shopping you will and you can also take advantage of Jet2.com’s generous 22kg baggage allowance, so you can bring all your holiday favourites and stock up on gifts when you’re there. As the local currency is sterling you will not have to change your money either.
Group Commercial Director for Ports of Jersey, Myra Shacklady, is looking forward to the forthcoming summer season and says; “A key strategic asset since 1937, Jersey Airport has and still continues to play a significant role in the Island’s major industries, principally tourism and finance, providing transport links that must be the envy of most other islands measuring just nine miles by five.”
The famous writer Victor Hugo lived in Jersey for 15 years. He famously quotes; “Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face”. A trip to Jersey is sure to drive those winter blues away. Book your flight from Belfast, Blackpool or Leeds Bradford now at www.jet2.com from just £23.99 one way including taxes.