Jersey Airport
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Terminal Jersey Airport Abfertigungsgebäude Flughafen Jersey Channel Islands Great Britain Großbritannien Foto Wolfgang Pehlemann DSC04977.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorJersey Airport
LocationSaint Peter, Jersey
Hub forBlue Islands
Elevation AMSL277 ft / 84 m
Coordinates49°12′29″N 002°11′43″W / 49.20806°N 2.19528°W / 49.20806; -2.19528Coordinates: 49°12′29″N 002°11′43″W / 49.20806°N 2.19528°W / 49.20806; -2.19528 Edit this at Wikidata
EGJJ is located in Channel Islands
Location on Jersey
EGJJ is located in the United Kingdom
Location relative to the United Kingdom
EGJJ is located in France
EGJJ (France)
EGJJ is located in Europe
EGJJ (Europe)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 1,706 5,597 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passenger Change 17–18Increase1.6%
Aircraft Movements42,436
Movements Change 17–18Decrease9.0%
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]
Statistics from the UK Civil Aviation Authority[2]

Jersey Airport (IATA: JER, ICAO: EGJJ) is an international airport located in the parish of Saint Peter, 4 NM (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) west northwest of Saint Helier[1] in Jersey, in the Channel Islands.


Air service to Jersey before 1937 consisted of biplane airliners and some seaplanes landing on the beach at Saint Aubin's bay. Jersey Airways and Imperial Airways were among those who operated to the island before the Second World War, but conditions were difficult as tides governed timetables. It was also difficult to prevent public members from walking across the landing area, and any aircraft that had mechanical problems had to be dragged up the slipways until the tide receded.

The States of Jersey decided to build an airport which opened on 10 March 1937 with four grass runways, the longest being 2,940 ft (896 m) with a concrete centreline. Concrete taxiways were added during the World War II occupation by the Luftwaffe – they also built hangars, one of which, the Jersey Airlines hangar, is still in existence although no longer used. A 4,200 ft (1,280 m) tarmac runway was opened in 1952 and the grass strips were closed. A feature of the airport in the 1950s was the traffic control system – traffic-lights were in place to prevent vehicles using the road from Les Quennevais to the Airport when planes were being moved to or from the hangar used by B.E.A.

The runway was lengthened several times over the years, reaching its current length of 5,560 ft (1,690 m) in 1976. The runway is 150 ft (46 m) wide. Additional taxiways were added several years later to improve access to the one end of the runway. However, due to its restricted length, in October 2007 Thomsonfly announced the removal of some services as it introduced the larger Boeing 737-800 to its fleet.[3] Designated 09/27 in 1952, the runway was redesignated 08/26 in October 2014 due to a shift in the earth's magnetic poles.[4]

In March 2012, led by a Group Chief Executive, the successful completion of an integration programme with Jersey Harbours saw the creation of Ports of Jersey. The States of Jersey passed a business case in early-2015 and the companies were joined on 1 October 2015.

There were approximately 47,000 aircraft movements and 1,600,000 passengers at the airport during 2016.[2]


The 1937 terminal was designed with a control tower between the arrivals and departures areas. The terminal was extended in 1976. A new departures terminal adjoining the existing terminal was opened in 1997. A new air traffic control tower was completed and opened in late-2010, and all major airport operations have been transferred to these new buildings.

Work was intended to begin late-2011 to demolish the original airport building, constructed in 1937 and which contains large quantities of asbestos but work was never undertaken as the building was nominated as a protected historical building. Eventually, on 17 March 2014 it was determined that the old terminal building would have to be demolished on grounds of aviation safety.[5]

Jersey is part of the Common Travel Area, which means that there are limited identity card checks before boarding a flight to the UK or the Republic of Ireland. There would be full passport check when travelling to or from other countries, however.

Airlines and destinations

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Jersey:[6]

Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin[7]
Blue Islands Birmingham,[8] Bristol, East Midlands, Exeter,[8] Guernsey, Southampton
Seasonal: Dublin,[9] Ibiza,[10] Norwich,[11] Rennes (begins 20 June 2022)[12]
Seasonal charter: Zurich[13]
British Airways London–Heathrow[14]
Seasonal: Edinburgh (begins 18 June 2022),[15] London–City, London–Gatwick (resumes 19 June 2022)[16]
Seasonal charter: Málaga,[17] Palma de Mallorca[17]
Eastern Airways Seasonal: Humberside,[18] Teesside[19]
easyJet Glasgow, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Manchester
Seasonal: Belfast–International
Eurowings Seasonal: Düsseldorf Seasonal: Birmingham,[20] East Midlands,[20] Leeds/Bradford, London–Stansted,[20] Manchester,[20] Newcastle upon Tyne[20]
Lübeck Air Seasonal: Lübeck[21]
Lufthansa Seasonal: Munich
Volotea Seasonal charter: Tenerife–South[17]

General aviation

Tower buildings
Tower buildings
Terminal interior
Terminal interior
View of the runway
View of the runway

Apart from scheduled airline services, Jersey Airport accommodates a thriving general aviation population, including the Jersey Aero Club. It is also home to the Jersey International Air Display in September each year. Both Isle-Fly and Aviation Beauport Ltd are based at Jersey Airport and offer worldwide private charter flights.


Annual passenger traffic at JER airport. See source Wikidata query.
Busiest routes to and from Jersey (2018)[22]
Rank Airport Total
2017 / 18
1 London–Gatwick 670,763 Increase 0.9%
2 Southampton 169,369 Increase 1.2%
3 Liverpool 135,030 Increase 5.0%
4 Guernsey 101,837 Increase 0.9%
5 Birmingham 72,126 Increase 19.7%
6 Glasgow 54,419 Decrease 3.1%
7 London–Luton 49,626 Increase 6.6%
8 Manchester 46,744 Increase 4.6%
9 Exeter 41,240 Decrease 3.4%
10 East Midlands 36,225 Increase 1.6%

Ground transport


There are long and short-stay car parks located at the airport, and free parking areas for bicycles and motorcycles.[23] There are also many Car Hire companies, with desks located in the Arrivals Hall.

The airport connects to the road network via a roundabout onto L'Avenue de la Reine Elizabeth II and L'Avenue de la Commune.

Public transport

There is a public taxi rank, and bus stop directly outside the arrivals hall. LibertyBus route 15 is the main service between the Airport and the main bus station, Liberation Station in St Helier.[24] - it runs every 15 minutes (20 on Sundays). Additionally, hourly route 9 between St Helier and La Grève de Lecq calls at the airport as does seasonal route 22 between St Helier and l'Etacq, also hourly.

Accidents and incidents

Main article: List of aviation accidents and incidents in the Channel Islands


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  2. ^ a b "Aircraft and passenger traffic data from UK airports". UK Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  3. ^ Airline cuts back island flights BBC News – 9 October 2007
  4. ^ "Jersey airport runway re-named as magnetic pole shifts". BBC News. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  5. ^ "BBC News – Jersey's listed airport building can be demolished". 17 March 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2014.
  6. ^ - Where we fly to retrieved 7 July 2019
  7. ^ "Aer Lingus and Emerald Airlines to start regional routes from St Patrick's Day 2022". 16 December 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Blue Islands schedules new routes launch in late-August 2020". 10 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Blue Islands unable to fly direct Jersey to Dublin route | ITV News Channel". 28 March 2022. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  10. ^ "Fly direct to Ibiza from the Jersey in summer 2021".
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  12. ^ "Jersey - Rennes flights & from Guernsey for 2022". Blue Islands. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
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  14. ^ "British Airways". Archived from the original on 30 September 2021.
  15. ^ "British Airways adds three routes from Southampton and Edinburgh for summer 2022".
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  17. ^ a b c "Flight infirmation".
  18. ^ "Jersey Holidays Direct from Humberside Airport".
  19. ^ "Flights To and From Durham Tees Valley (MME) | Eastern Airways". Archived from the original on 2 March 2020.
  20. ^ a b c d e " launches five new routes to Jersey for Summer 2021". 30 October 2020.
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  22. ^ "Airport Data 2018". UK Civil Aviation Authority. 15 March 2018. Tables 12.1(XLS) and 12.2 (XLS). Retrieved 15 March 2018.
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  24. ^[bare URL PDF]