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Summer Passenger Numbers Show Post-Pandemic Revival

The number of passengers flying in and out of Jersey last month have more than doubled what they were last year, and are back to 61% of 2019 figures

305,828 people travelled to or from the island by plane and boat in June, July and August.

That's compared to 107,573 during the same period last year.

Air Passengers 2019 2020 2021
June 167,827 2,433 56,249
July 182,818 21,635 78,754
August 196,064 60,524 120,304

Passengers travelling through Jersey Airport during the summer months

Sea Passengers 2019 2020 2021
June 11,903 116 10,662
July 14,257 6,316 16,227
August 17,601 16,549 23,632 (estimate)

Harbour passenger numbers (Poole and Portsmouth routes only)

Ports of Jersey CEO Matt Thomas says it shows growing confidence that people are able to travel safely:

"We’ve seen flight volumes back up to 73% of pre-pandemic levels over the bank holiday weekend, which is far ahead of other regional airports in the UK.

Ports of Jersey CEO Matt Thomas

"Retaining connectivity is so important for islanders who are able to visit loved ones in the UK or go on holiday and for tourists to come to the island and support our visitor economy.

"We’re delighted to see that the harbour has returned to pre-pandemic levels on the direct Poole and Portsmouth routes, with the passenger numbers for July and August now exceeding those for the same period on 2019."

The busy period for Jersey's airport and harbour aren't over yet.

Ports of Jersey says it's expecting flight occupancy to be back to 65% of pre-pandemic levels this coming weekend:

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