Flybe commences Jersey-Cardiff summer route

British low-fares airline, Flybe, has commenced its summer schedule with the launch of service between Cardiff and Jersey on May 2, Cardiff Airport said in a release.

Launched as a Saturday flight, the frequency will be increased to three-times weekly from June 1, with a Sunday service being added from September. One way fares are available from GBP34.99 including taxes and charges.

Most southerly of the British Isles, Jersey is known for its natural beauty and attractive coastline, and offers holidaymakers an ideal destination for a short break with exciting events and fine restaurants.

Starting May 2, 2015 to May 30, 2015, the new service will operate on Saturdays departing Cardiff at 1140 and arriving at Jersey at 1235; with the return flight departing Jersey at 1315 to arrive in Cardiff at 1410. From June 1, the schedule will expand to include Monday and Friday, with the flights departing Cardiff at 1030 and arriving Jersey at 1115; while the return will depart Jersey at 1145 and arrive in Cardiff at 1235. In addition, Sundays will be added to the schedule between September 6 and October 18, with flights departing Cardiff at 1955 and arriving Jersey at 2040; with the return departing Jersey at 2110 and arriving in Cardiff at 2200.

Paul Simmons, Flybe’s chief commercial officer, said: ‘It’s going to be a busy summer! Our 2015 summer schedule from Cardiff is taking off to a great start. The return of our seasonal flights to Jersey further boosts the large selection of flights to great destinations that we will be operating from our new base with effect from June.’

Managing director at Cardiff Airport, Debra Barber, added: ‘Jersey is a truly unique destination which really celebrates its coastal location and French influence. The island offers a wealth of things to see and do for families, groups of friends and couples alike. In addition, this route brings great potential for inbound tourism into Wales as well as strengthened business links between the two destinations. We look forward to welcoming Flybe passengers and a busy summer season ahead at Cardiff Airport.’

A popular holiday destination, Jersey is part of the 12-strong route network that Flybe will operate to and from Cardiff Airport when it opens its new base there on June 1, 2015, utilising two Embraer 195 jet aircraft. With its new base, Flybe will offer increased capacity and frequency on existing flights, as well as offering eight routes including brand new services to Cork, Edinburgh, Munich, and Milan, the airport said.