Jet2 saw the first wave of holiday-goers head off to the island of Jersey from London Stansted on Saturday (June 26).
The flight marked the first of a number of twice-weekly services (Tuesday and Saturday) to the largest Channel Island for Summer 2021.
The news comes at a peculiar time as Jersey confirmed that the whole of England will be added to its own red list on Tuesday (June 29), as reported by The Independent.
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Flights will be operating until September 25 with weekend and mid-week services available and a flight time of just over one hour, which means people who have been waiting for a holiday can enjoy a long weekend or getaway.
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The new destination comes after travel companies expanded their flights and holiday programmes to Jersey for this summer in response to customer demand.
Those travelling will also be able to enjoy ATOL protected package holidays with a range of three to five-star accommodation available in Grouville, St Helier, St Brelade’s Bay, St Peter and St Aubin.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “This first flight from London Stansted Airport to Jersey marks the start of our flights and holidays programme to the popular holiday destination in the region, and we are delighted to be waving customers off on this special flight.
“We have seen strong demand from customers who are looking to enjoy a holiday on this stunning island, and we expect this level of interest to continue with sales continuing to perform well.
It’s crucial when booking a holiday to take out travel insurance.
Uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic increases the risk of cancellation.
If you’re booking a holiday for 2021 there are steps you can follow to make sure your trip is protected.
Ensuring your holiday is Atol-protected is the most important step – which often means you will be fully refunded if cancellation or other problems arise.
Some travel insurance companies are only offering quotes to international destinations for trips that start after May, 17, 2021.
Confused.com has said if you travel against government advice, you won’t be covered by any travel insurance policy you buy.
However the insurance operator is offering deals for travellers after May 17 – with the cheapest Europe policy priced at £2.59.
Money Supermarket compare deals from multiple providers and travellers can get a single trip cover from £4.71.
Meanwhile, Travel Supermarket compare more than 400 policies from over 30 leading travel insurance companies with cover starting from £4.70.
Tui will allow you to change your holiday up to 28 days before the holiday.
EasyJet will refund you fully if you simply change your mind about going on holiday, as long as you tell them up to 28 days before departure.
“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.”
London Stansted Managing Director, Steve Griffiths, said: “The launch of this exciting new service by Jet2.com and Jet2holidays is great news and a fantastic opportunity for passengers to head-off on a well-earned holiday this summer.
“This is the first time for many years direct flights to Jersey will be available from London Stansted so I’m sure the service will prove to be extremely popular with passengers from across our region eager to enjoy the low fares and great service on offer to this wonderful Island.”