PORTS of Jersey has announced a five-year agreement with British Airways to fly to London Heathrow.
The arrangement is projected to carry more than two million passengers to and from BA’s global hub over the next five years.
Since Jersey reopened for commercial flights in July 2020, BA has operated to the Island from Heathrow, rather than Gatwick. This will now remain in place and BA will no longer operate from Gatwick to Jersey.
Matt Thomas, chief executive of Ports of Jersey, said the permanent arrangement to and from Heathrow had been a ‘long time coming’.
‘We are currently operating around four or five flights a day to and from Heathrow but we are hoping in the height of summer, as we continually transition out of the pandemic, this will be up to as much as six flights a day, with a possibility of running as much as 40 flights a week,’ he said.
‘While the pandemic has had an enormous impact on Jersey connectivity, the good news is that the recovery in our passenger numbers is tracking well-ahead of airports across the UK and we are confident that today’s announcement will bring a further boost,’ he added.