Loganair (LM/LOG) is to launch a second direct connection to the Channel Islands from Scotland for Summer 2021.
The Scottish airline will begin a twice-weekly service from Edinburgh to Jersey from 22nd May 2021 using a 70-seat ATR72.
Kay Ryan, Loganair’s chief commercial officer, said: “We are excited by the potential of this new route, and believe it will prove very popular next summer.
“The service will ensure customers from Scotland’s central belt have access to one of the most beautiful and popular holiday destinations in the British Isles, as well as allowing Jersey-based customers to directly access the planned dates of next year’s Edinburgh Festival in August. It will also provide a one-stop link in both directions between the Highlands and Islands and Jersey, via Scotland’s capital.
“This addition to next summer’s schedule shows Loganair’s continued commitment to providing domestic connectivity for both leisure and business customers, despite the current damage being caused to the industry by the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Loganair has already announced a direct service from Aberdeen to Jersey which will start a few days earlier on 18th May 2021.
With the prospect of British holidaymakers still having to seek holidays less far afield in 2021 due the COVID-19 pandemic, the Channel Islands offer a sunny destination within the quarantine free common travel area (CTA).
Amanda Burns, CEO at Visit Jersey, said: “The launch of this route from Edinburgh to Jersey is exciting news and further reinforces the demand for travel to Jersey in 2021. This is a real boost for our industry and we are looking forward to welcoming visitors from Edinburgh and across the central belt to Jersey next summer to experience the variety on offer, from beautiful beaches to historical heritage and family fun.
“It is heartening to see that even during these challenging times, our relationship with Loganair goes from strength to strength, with this route joining further regional options, allowing travellers a greater choice for connectivity to our island.”
Although the flights go to Jersey, the island also acts as a gateway to Guernsey, Alderney and Sark.