Jersey will welcome its first flight from Oxford Airport this weekend with the arrival of the inaugural flight on Saturday afternoon, 11 July 2009. The weekly service, between 11 July and 12 September 2009 will use a Bombadier Dash 8-300 50-seater turboprop aircraft from the Air Southwest fleet.

The summer charter service is being operated by CI Travel Group who offers both inclusive holidays to Jersey as well as flight only. According to the company’s Managing Director, Robert Mackenzie, interest in the service is exceptionally high with the first flight already full. He said, “Demand for this new air route has been very high and already over 70% of seats have been sold. CI Travel Group offers a variety of packages across all accommodation ranges, from the more modest properties up to 4 and 5 star hotels and we have seen a number of bookings across all these sectors. We are delighted with the results so far and look forward to further developing the route in the years ahead”.
 
Arriving passengers from the inaugural flight on Saturday afternoon will be officially welcomed to the Island by Mr Mackenzie and Assistant Minister for Economic Development, Senator Paul Routier alongside senior airport management representatives. Each arriving passenger will receive a Jersey Goody Bag in celebration of the inaugural flight.
 
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For further information and comment please contact Robert Mackenzie on (01534) 496644
 
Members of the media are invited to attend the arrival of the inaugural flight on Saturday 11 July. Anyone interested in attending should contact Alan Donald, Marketing & Communications Manager at Jersey Airport on (01534) 446020 no later than Noon on Friday 10 July