easyJet’s first flight to Amsterdam takes off

From Jersey Airport
3rd April 2023

easyJet has launched its inaugural flight from Jersey to Amsterdam, providing customers with a direct connection to one of Europe’s most popular city destinations.

The first flight to Amsterdam took off on Saturday 1 April and is now operating up to twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer season until 28 October 2023. Seats are still available to book from just £19.99* on easyJet.com and via the mobile app.

As a major hub airport, Amsterdam provides connectivity to the rest of Europe and beyond. With airline partners including Etihad and Icelandair, passengers can connect easyJet flights through Jersey via Amsterdam to the rest of the world.

Last week also marked the start of a new early morning daily departure from Jersey to London Gatwick, departing at 07.00 on Saturdays and 07.10 on all other days, which the airline is serving by positioning an aircraft and crew in Jersey overnight. This means the airline is now offering up to five daily flights between Jersey and London for this summer and the option of longer day trips to London.

easyJet has now flown more than 5 million passengers to and from Jersey and offers flights to eight destinations across the UK and Europe which includes London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast and now Amsterdam.

 Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: “We are delighted to have launched our first flight to Amsterdam and to be further strengthening our service between Jersey and London with a new daily flight, provide our customers in Jersey with even more choice and connectivity. We remain focused on offering great value and convenient connections for our customers and are pleased to have also reached a new milestone earlier this month by flying more than 5 million passengers to and from Jersey.  With fares still available from just £19.99 and Easter around the corner, now is a great time to book with easyJet for a last-minute spring break or summer getaway and we look forward to taking even more of our customers away this summer.”

 Jersey Airport’s Director, Robin MacRae, said: “The new Amsterdam route is a major milestone for Jersey’s connectivity, providing direct access for Islanders to another global travel hub, as well as to one of Europe’s coolest cities. Our island enjoys really good links with the UK, but the great opportunity is to expand connectivity into Europe and we have been working hard to achieve this.  The Amsterdam route will not only strengthen connections for Islanders, it will also expand the opportunities for continental visitors wishing to visit our Island.

“Our five-year agreement with easyJet will also provide Jersey customers with a daily early departure to Gatwick, offering more travel options and a growing network of European transport connections which will improve resilience, expand choice for consumers, and facilitate new opportunities for business. We are confident of further growth in 2023 and anticipate that our passenger numbers will rise to above pre-pandemic levels in 2024, giving islanders access to the rest of the world and bringing benefits for our business and tourism sectors.”

Jersey’s Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture, Deputy Kirsten Morel, said: “This inaugural flight to Amsterdam demonstrates confidence in Jersey as an attractive destination and we now need to maximise this opportunity to attract visitors from mainland Europe to discover the delights of Jersey. Direct flights to Schiphol Airport also provide more travel options for islanders, and as we expand our network of European transport connections we can facilitate new opportunities for Islanders, visitors and businesses.”

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