On 24th May 2008, the first Jet2.com flight landed in Jersey from Leeds Bradford Airport and over one and half decades later the leading leisure airline is celebrating 15 years of operating award-winning flights to Jersey.
Since 2008, when Jet2.com operated just one route to Jersey, the company has enjoyed tremendous growth, both through Jet2.com and tour operator Jet2holidays, with over 300,000 customers having travelled to the destination.
Today, the companies operate to Jersey from four of their UK bases (East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Newcastle International and London Stansted) with over 35,000 seats on sale this summer. This means customers and independent travel agents have unrivalled choice and flexibility when it comes to booking and travelling on award-winning flights and ATOL protected package holidays to the largest of the Channel Islands this summer
For Summer 23, Jet2holidays has over 25 2-5-star hotels on sale in Jersey.
In addition to booking and travelling on award-winning flights and ATOL protected package holidays to Jersey, customers can experience and enjoy the company’s VIP customer service which has seen Jet2.com and Jet2holidays win high-profile accolades, such as Which? Recommended Provider and TripAdvisor’s Best Airline – UK and Top 10 Airlines of the World.
This VIP customer service includes friendly low fares, great flight times and a generous 22kg baggage (plus 10kg hand baggage) allowance through a flight-only booking with Jet2.com. Holidaymakers booking through the UK’s largest tour operator, Jet2holidays, receive that very same VIP customer service and flights through Jet2.com, as well as in-resort Customer Helpers, 24/7 customer helpline, transfers, free child places and ATOL protection, all for a low £60 per person booking deposit.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “This year marks 15 years since we started operating to Jersey, when we had just one route on sale. Today, we operate flights and holidays from four UK bases, and have flown hundreds of thousands of customers to this magnificent destination. Such growth and success over the last one and half decades would not be possible without the fantastic partnerships we have in Jersey, and I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to hoteliers, airports, tourist boards and all our partners. As we continue to grow and take more customers to Jersey on our award-winning flights and holidays, we will continue to put that partnership approach at the very heart of everything that we do and bring even more happy holidaymakers to the destination.”
CEO of Ports of Jersey, Matt Thomas, said: “We are delighted that our partnership with Jet2.com has seen significant growth in both air routes and passenger numbers in the 15 years since they started flying here. Jet2.com provides reliable, ATOL protected package holidays, and gives passengers choice and flexibility when they are looking to come to Jersey.
“Tourism plays a critical role for the island. Not only is it a valuable industry which employs people, supports the hospitality sector and contributes to the economy, it helps maintain the air and sea routes we have become accustomed to. Jersey businesses – airlines, ferry companies, hotels, restaurants and attractions – all benefit from the wider customer base that visitors provide. We are proud to have secured the resilience of our air links, and we plan to maintain and develop that connectivity, through the kinds of productive partnerships that we have developed with Jet2.com, providing choice for islanders and supporting a bright future for our visitor economy.”
Visit Jersey’s Interim Chief Executive, Claire Lyons, said: “Visit Jersey joins Jet2.com and Ports of Jersey in celebrating 15 years of flights to Jersey, a valued partnership that has shown first-time and repeat holidaymakers alike all there is to discover about our island. We look forward to working collaboratively with Ports of Jersey and Jet2.com to continue marketing Jersey’s appeal as a unique, easy-to-reach destination from the UK and supporting the growth of our visitor economy.”