We're expecting another busy October Half Term get-away with over 13,500 passengers due to travel in and out of Jersey Airport over the next few days. Pleased to report that so far today, with the exception of one technical delay, all flights are operating pretty much as planned, which is encouraging. We are closely monitoring the ever-changing weather conditions and of course any significant travel updates received from our airline partners, which may impact your journey will be posted on our website. With high volumes of passengers expected, especially on Saturday please allow additional time than usual for your journey through the airport,especially if you have bags to check-in. Finally, please make sure you are prepared and ready for security search. #taketotheskies
Enabling ground works are currently taking place in preparation for the installation of new car park equipment at Jersey Airport.
The current car park machinery has now exceeded its design life, sourcing suitable equipment parts is becoming increasingly difficult and replacement costs continue to rise. To find out how this new technical equipment could enhance future parking options AND why 24/7 parking access will soon be available visit http://www.jerseyair...nhancements.aspx
If you are due to jet off somewhere over the next few days or welcome people to the Island at the start of the October Half Term Holiday, don't forget to check our travel pages online at jerseyairport.com for the latest updates.
Travel Update: Following on from earlier, a number of flights have now been cancelled due to issues caused by the dust and smoke. If your flight is cancelled please contact your airline for alternative travel options. If you are due to meet arriving passengers please check the status of the flight online at http://www.jerseyairport.com/flight/Pages/Arrivals.aspx
Travel Update: The unusual weather conditions caused by smoke travelling up from Portugal and Spain is causing some disruption to flights in and out of Jersey Airport and some UK airports. Flights are currently operating as planned and if you are due to travel, unless advised otherwise please check-in on time as planned. We will keep you up to date with possible disruptions. You can also keep up to date with the latest flight information online at http://www.jerseyairport.com/flight/Pages/default.aspx
The unusual looking hazy orange/red sky seen from our Air Traffic Control tower earlier today.
Fortunately it is not the end of the world but is in fact believed to be caused by a combination of dust from the Sahara desert and smoke from wildfires in Portugal and Spain.
Traffic Update: We have been advised that a trailer has overturned at the roundabout to the airport - however, access is still permitted but traffic is building up.
Travel Update: French Air Traffic Strike is due to impact a number of flights across Europe over the coming days as aircraft due to fly over French air space are getting caught up in the delays. This could affect domestic services, including flights in and out of Jersey. If you are due to travel over the next 48 hours please check out the flight status online at jerseyairport.com or via your airline’s App.
Interested in career in Air Traffic Control? Well come and see us at this years Jersey Skills Show 2017 this weekend!
Careers Jersey #careersjersey
Our latest statistics reveal that commercial air passengers numbers for September 2017 were slightly up compared to the same period in 2016. A total of 162,043 air passengers travelled through Jersey Airport compared to 159,378 in September 2016, an increase of +1.7%
Year to date air passengers are up +0.8% compared to 2016, with 1,253,392 having already travelled through the Airport, against 1,243,150 in 2016 - that's an increase of 10,242 passengers.
Air passenger growth continues in the London markets (up +2%), Scotland (+18%), northwest (+4%) and north east (+5%). Inter-island remains down at -13%. The loss of Air Berlin is reflected in the German market, which has particularly suffered in 2017. YTD this market is -36% down on 2016 with just 12,667 air passengers so far in 2017 compared to 19,745 last year.
easyJet currently remains the carrier with the largest market share at 37%, followed by British Airways and Flybe, each with 22% of the market.
As a traveller, if you have been affected by issues relating to Monarch Airlines, which has confirmed that it has ceased training please visit the website http://www.monarch.co.uk
for updates, information and contacts
Advance Notification: Just a reminder that the annual Jersey Marathon takes place this Sunday 01 October. If you are travelling to/from Jersey Airport or harbours on Sunday please allow extra time for your road journey as some traffic delays are likely. Good luck to everyone taking part in this year's event, especially colleagues from Ports of Jersey Jersey Marathon
Any readers of celebrity gossip magazine 'New', which is published alongside 'OK Magazine' may spot a familiar location on the fashion pages of its latest edition (P41). In early September Ports of Jersey facilitated a fashion shoot for New Magazine in the departure gates at Jersey Airport. The team was in search of "a vintage look and feel" location (their words!) to compliment the fashion style they were featuring and specifically chose Jersey Airport's departure gates.
"Summer 2018 flights have just landed" says easyJet, which has today opened up bookings up to 02 September 2018, including school summer holidays and August Bank Holidays. easyjet will operate direct services between Jersey and Belfast International, Glasgow, Liverpool, London Gatwick, Luton, Newcastle and Southend in summer 2018 so don't delay - book today for guaranteed lowest fares visit http://www.easyjet.com
Do you - or someone you know - have a fear of flying? Living on an island we are heavily reliant on air links so it must be very daunting for those whose travel plans are limited due a fear of flying. But worry not, a local airline will be running a FREE 'Fear of Flying' course at Jersey Airport over the weekend of 11 & 12 November 2017. To find out more and how you can apply for one of the 20 places available visit http://www.jerseyair...yingccourse.aspx
Blue Islands is bringing its Fear of Flying course to Jersey after its successful debut in Guernsey earlier in 2017. Over the weekend of the 11th and 12th November 2017, 20 Jersey residents will have the opportunity to conquer their phobia.