Jersey Airport 'among worst for departure delays'

JERSEY Airport was one of the worst in Britain for departing flight delays during the last two summers, it has been reported.

Jersey Airport 'among worst for departure delays'

According to Civil Aviation Authority data published by the BBC, the Airport was the third worst, with an average delay of 21 minutes across the summers of 2015 and 2016.

And there was further bad news for travellers, as the airport most used by Jersey air passengers, Gatwick, was the worst for outbound delays (27 minutes).

Meanwhile, easyJet, which operates flights between Jersey and Gatwick and several other regional airport, experienced longer delays than any other major airline, at an average of 24 minutes.

In a statement, Jersey Airport said that delays are often out of their control. They stated that Jersey is a so-called 'destination airport', where air services are often based at another airport. Therefore, if an inbound flight is delayed from the point of origin it will impact on the return service from Jersey.

They also said that, as an Island, Jersey is often susceptible to inclement weather which can cause delays.

'Along with our airline partners, their appointed agents and our on-site business agencies, we endeavour to ensure that a passenger's journey through Jersey Airport is a smooth and enjoyable experience.

'However, during periods of disruption and delays to air services we all work closely together to provide support and assistance to disrupted passengers,' a spokesman said.

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