Eastern Airways will launch a summer service from its Humberside base to Jersey earlier than usual on May 21 to cater for staycation demand.
The weekly Saturday service will offer a longer season for 2022, with flights running from May through until September 17.
The summer season will operate in partnership with CI Travel Group and Premier Holidays which will be offering package holidays with the flights.
Adam Wheatley, managing director at the regional airline, 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 CI Travel Group and Premier Holidays.
“As passenger confidence increases again, we want to ensure the right services are being offered.
“Growing Jersey capacity will offer a welcome UK break destination from Humberside.”
He said news of the extended season follows other announcements from the airline such as the new Gatwick-Newquay service, and further capacity on other routes.
Deborah Zost, managing director at Humberside airport, said the announcement about Jersey was “superb news for the region”, adding: “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, CI Travel Group managing director, commented: “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.”
The service will operate with a 72-seat ATR aircraft.
Picture: Eastern Airways ATR72 Brad Simpson c/o Teesside Airport Movements