A FIVE-MONTH schedule of weekly flights between Jersey and the capital of Bavaria start today with the arrival of flight EN8350 from Munich at 12.50pm.
Flights will be operated every Saturday by Air Dolomiti, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa. The service will operate until 28 October, using a 120-seat Embraer 190 aircraft.
Ports of Jersey chief executive Matt Thomas said: ‘This time of year is always exciting as we welcome our seasonal routes to Jersey, and Air Dolomiti is especially welcome this year as they take on the Jersey-Munich route under their own name. This is an important route, connecting Jersey with Germany throughout the summer season.
‘It’s important that we attract visitors from Europe as well as from the UK, as tourism plays a critical role for the Island – we look forward to many successful years of collaboration with Air Dolomiti as they develop their Jersey route.’
Economic Development Minister Kirsten Morel said: ‘I’m delighted with the return of the Jersey-Munich route – it’s important that we continue to maintain and develop our links with Europe, as greater connectivity offers a welcome boost, not only to our hospitality industry, but also our wider economy.’
Other seasonal flights operating this summer include charter flights operated by Blue Islands from Stuttgart, Groningen, Rotterdam and Zurich, Fly Direct routes to Spain and Portugal, plus scheduled services including Blue Islands’ flights to Rennes and easyJet’s weekly service to Amsterdam.