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British Airways channels attention on extra flights for Jersey

17 July 2013

​British Airways is to add an additional weekday flight to Jersey to further improve services for customers flying between the popular Channel Islands and London Gatwick.

From next Summer (March 20,14) customers will be able to fly from London Gatwick to Jersey on the improved frequency when weekday flights increase from five to six a day.

The extra daily flight has added an extra 650 seats a week, which means there are almost 5,000 weekly seats available to customers.

Colm Lacy, British Airways’ head of commercial at Gatwick, said: “British Airways first started flying to Jersey nearly 80 years ago so it’s great news that we are increasing frequency by offering our customers up to six flights a day with our new additional service. This conveniently timed sixth flight will significantly boost our schedule to give customers added flexibility, improved connection times to onward flights into Europe and a greater choice of departures.

It also underscores British Airways’ commitment to providing an unbeatable service with quality UK regional links, great low fares and a fantastic frequency, to customers flying between Jersey and London Gatwick.”

Flight numbers have been changed to make the frequency improvements easier to understand for customers. British Airways operates the route with a combination of Airbus A319s and Boeing 737s.

British Airways first started flying from London to Jersey on January 20 1934, as Jersey Airways, a subsidiary of British European Airways, which later became part of the airline. The first flights landed on the beach, until a terminal was eventually built in 1937.

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