Jersey’s international connections have received a significant boost with the launch of easyJet’s Amsterdam route. Flights are due to start in April and will link Jersey with the Dutch capital twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer.
Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most popular destinations city breaks, and it also opens another global travel hub within easy reach from Jersey.
The airline has also signed a five-year agreement to base an aircraft in the island overnight so that there is an early flight to London Gatwick. From April, flights will depart Jersey at 7:00am every morning apart from on Saturday’s when they’ll leave at 7:00am.
Ports of Jersey’s Chef Executive, Matt Thomas, commented:
“This new route is a major milestone for Jersey’s connectivity, providing direct access for Islanders to the wonderful city of Amsterdam and a global travel hub. Ports of Jersey has been working hard to expand Jersey’s connectivity with mainland Europe, and this route will not only strengthen connections for Islanders, it will also expand travel options for continental visitors wishing to visit our Island.”
The Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture, Deputy Kirsten Morel, said:
“This is a fantastic announcement, providing more travel options for islanders and visitors. Jersey needs an environment that supports a sustainable, vibrant economy, and a growing network of European transport connections will improve resilience, expand choice for consumers, and facilitate new opportunities for business.
“Today’s announcement is another sign of confidence in Jersey as an attractive destination and will be welcomed by Islanders. The enhanced connectivity will encourage investment and support our efforts to create an attractive and dynamic retail and tourism sector.”