Eastern Airways, the UK’s regional airline and based at Humberside Airport, announced the launch of a Summer 2022 service to Jersey in the Channel Islands commencing earlier on Saturday 21st May.
The weekly Saturday service bookable at easternairways.com will offer a longer season for 2022 with flights commencing in May through until late September, buoyed by increased UK staycation demand to destinations such as the Channel Islands. Operated in partnership with CI Travel Group and Premier Holidays, the service from Eastern Airways home base will complement the Aberdeen service that has operated continuously from the Humber region airport since 1997.
Adam Wheatley, Managing Director, Eastern Airways, said: “Given the UK staycation growth remains the focus for many into 2022; we are extending the length of operating season to this popular Channel Island destination of Jersey from Humberside Airport in conjunction with our primary partners of C.I. Travel Group and Premier Holidays. As passenger confidence increases again, we want to ensure the right services are being offered given Eastern Airways is all about supporting the regions of the UK, connecting people and places, so growing Jersey capacity will offer a welcome UK break destination from Humberside. Given recent new network additions such Newquay from London-Gatwick adding to Leeds-Bradford, restoring and adding further services at hubs we already serve are another crucial part of increasing connectivity and aiding economic recovery where sustainable.”
Deborah Zost, managing director, Humberside Airport said: “As travel restrictions ease and customer confidence grows, its superb news for the region that Eastern Airways is continuing the now well-established service from Humberside to Jersey, in the Channel Islands
“We are confident our customers will welcome the opportunity to once again enjoy the beautiful island of Jersey and all that it has to offer, with the ease of traveling from their local airport – further supporting the local and UK economies."
Robert Mackenzie, Managing Director, CI Travel Group said: “C. I. Travel Group is delighted to be partnering once again with Eastern Airways to operate a direct flight from Humberside to the holiday island of Jersey this summer. Bookings in the first two weeks of January suggest that demand is going to be stronger than for many years, as confidence returns to travel again. We are really looking forward to welcoming clients, old and new, to Jersey in 2022.”