British Airways Heathrow flights are to be extended

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ISLANDERS look set to be able to continue flying directly to Heathrow for at least another year after British Airways extended their schedule to the hub airport.

The carrier previously flew only to Gatwick from the Island but, when Jersey reopened its borders in July 2020, it switched the route to Heathrow.

It formed a part of a drive by the company to save money by consolidating its London operations to one airport.

Although the move was described as being temporary, the airline has scheduled flights between Heathrow and Jersey until 4 March next year.

A subsidiary owned by the airline, BA Cityflyer, has announced a new route to Edinburgh from 18 June to 24 September. Flights leave Jersey each Saturday at 6pm and arrive in the Scottish capital at 7.30pm.

Meanwhile, Blue Islands has announced a number of direct services to Ibiza for this summer. Flights are due to leave Jersey every Thursday between 18 August and 15 September.

And a policy which mandates mask-wearing at the Airport and Harbour is under review, Ports of Jersey have said. Bosses for the company say they are discussing the situation with airlines that serve the Island and will provide an update in due course.

The move follows an announcement by British Airways that the carrier was dropping face mask rules for flights to destinations that do not require them. Jet2, which flies to Jersey between May and September, has made a similar policy change.

Meanwhile, Heathrow Airport has said it is removing the mask requirement from today.

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