Jet2.com and Jet2holidays resumed its operations today, with flights and holidays to Channel Island Jersey taking off today.
The airline and operator’s first flight departed Leeds Bradford and their inaugural flights to the destination from Birmingham, East Midlands, Manchester, Newcastle and Stansted are due to depart on Saturday.
Jet2 expanded its programme to Jersey to six UK bases this summer, to meet demand for domestic holidays. There will be up to 11 weekly flights in the summer.
Atol-protected packages are also available as part of the programme, which runs to September 25.
Jersey is to reclassify all of England as ‘red’ from June 29, which requires all passengers to self-isolate for a minimum of 10 days on arrival into Jersey, unless they have been fully vaccinated or are under the age of 18.
The decision was taken because of increasing cases of the Delta variant. Scotland was already on Jersey’s ‘red’ list but Wales and Northern Ireland remain ‘green’.
Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “It is fantastic to be back in the air and welcoming customers onboard again.
“Since announcing five brand-new routes to Jersey for this summer, we’ve experienced strong sales despite the ongoing uncertainty that has been caused by the pandemic. We know our customers who are looking to enjoy a much-deserved holiday on the stunning Island will be delighted to get away.
“We look forward to taking more customers on holiday to Jersey and other destinations this summer and getting back to doing what we do best – taking customers away on our award-winning flights and Real Package Holidays.”
Amanda Burns, chief executive of Visit Jersey, said: “Jersey is ideally placed as a staycation destination for the UK holidaymaker keen to travel and make up for lost time.
“The arrival of new routes served by Jet2.com and Jet2holidays is incredibly exciting and we are delighted to welcome visitors from their new departure hubs across the UK.”