- Jersey Airport
Jersey Airport Approaching runway 27 at Jersey Airport IATA: JER – ICAO: EGJJ Summary Airport type Public Operator Jersey Airport Serves Jersey Elevation AMSL 277 ft / 84 m Coordinates Coordinates: Website Map Runways Direction Length Surface m ft 09/27 1,706 5,597 Asphalt Statistics (2010) Passengers 1,463,221 Passenger change 09-10 1.9% Aircraft Movements 61,739 Movements change 09-10 3.7% Sources: UK AIP at NATS
Statistics from the UK Civil Aviation Authority
Jersey Airport (IATA: JER, ICAO: EGJJ) is located in the parish of Saint Peter, 4 NM (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) west northwest of Saint Helier in Jersey, one of the British Crown Dependencies in the Channel Islands.
Air service to Jersey before 1937 consisted of biplane airliners and some seaplanes landing on the beach at Saint Aubin bay. Jersey Airways and Imperial Airways were among those who operated to the island before the Second World War, but conditions were difficult as timetables were governed by tides. It was also difficult to prevent members of the public from walking across the landing area, and any aircraft which 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 is still in existence. 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 in 1976. 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 introduces the larger Boeing 737-800 to its fleet.
There are approximately 62,000 aircraft movements and 1.46 million passengers annually at the airport based on 2010 statistics.
The 1937 terminal was designed with a control tower between the arrivals and departures areas. The terminal was extended in 1976. A new 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 began in late 2011 to demolish the original airport building, constructed in 1937, which contains large quantities of asbestos.
Airlines and destinations
Airlines Destinations Aer Lingus Dublin Aer Lingus Regional
operated by Aer Arann
Seasonal: Cork Air Berlin Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hanover Aurigny Air Services Guernsey, London-Stansted Blue Islands Bristol, Bournemouth, Geneva, Guernsey, Isle of Man, London-City, Manchester, Southampton, Zürich
Seasonal charter: Oxford, Dundee
Bmibaby East Midlands British Airways London-Gatwick Brighton City Airways Shoreham [Proposed] CityJet Seasonal charter: Manston EasyJet Liverpool, London-Southend [begins 2 May]
Flybe Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Geneva, Guernsey, Isle of Man, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Southampton
Seasonal: Doncaster/Sheffield, Humberside, Durham Tees Valley
Jet2.com Seasonal: Belfast-International, Blackpool, Leeds/Bradford Lufthansa Seasonal: Hamburg [begins 9 June 2012] Lufthansa Regional operated by Augsburg Airways Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Munich [begins 2 June 2012] Manx2 Gloucestershire Sata Internacional Seasonal: Madeira
Airlines Destinations Atlantic Airways Bournemouth
Busiest domestic routes to and from Jersey Airport (2010) Rank Airport Passengers handled % Change
2009 / 10
1 London Gatwick 534,303 4 2 Southampton 150,127 6 3 Guernsey 143,199 2 4 Manchester 86,684 8 5 Liverpool 57,314 4 6 East Midlands 53,020 14 7 Birmingham 52,988 10 8 Exeter 31,753 4 9 London Stansted 27,668 34 10 Bristol 27,060 4 11 Cardiff 22,164 12 12 Leeds Bradford 17,558 4 13 London Luton 17,181 31 14 Edinburgh 17,029 27 15 Doncaster Sheffield 16,746 13 16 Newcastle 12,708 3 17 London City 10,121 6 18 Belfast International 9,626 4 19 Glasgow International 9,226 70 20 Blackpool Airport 7,998 Busiest International routes to and from Jersey Airport (2010) Rank Airport Passengers handled % Change
2009 / 10
1 Dublin 17,592 13 2 Paris Charles de Gaulle 10,861 11 3 Funchal 9,648 7 4 Dusseldorf 6,657 93 5 Geneva 5,639 31 6 Zurich 4,677 15 7 Palma de Mallorca 3,537 135 8 Cork 2,953 2 9 Nice 1,891 6 10 Rotterdam 1,711 51
Some airlines offer services between Jersey and other destinations with an intermediate stop at Guernsey. There are also periodic charter flights to European holiday destinations, Madeira and ski destinations operated by airlines such as Aurigny Air Services, Europe Airpost, Palmair and SATA International . Cargo flights, including daily mail and paper services, which are handled by OceanAir Handling, are operated by Atlantic Airlines/MNG Kargo, Bluebird Cargo, Capital Trading Aviation and Jet2.com. Bluebird Cargo's services to Jersey stopped on 26 June 2009.
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.
- 1938 Jersey Airport disaster
- 1965 Jersey's worst plane crash 
- Jersey Airport - Official website
- Government Airport Site
- Jersey International Air Display
- Jersey Airport - Unofficial website
Saint Helier (de la Ville · du Rouge Bouillon · de Bas du Mont au Prêtre · de Haut du Mont au Prêtre · du Mont à l'Abbé · du Mont Cochon)Trinity (de la Ville-à-l'Évêque · de Rozel · du Rondin · des Augrès · de la Croiserie)
Grouville (des Marais · de la Rue · de Longueville · de la Rocque · Les Minquiers)
Saint Brélade (de Noirmont · du Coin · des Quennevais · de la Moye)
Saint Clement (Grande Vingtaine · du Rocquier · de Samarès)
Saint John (du Nord · de Hérupe · du Douet)
Saint Lawrence (de la Vallée · du Coin Hâtain · du Coin Motier · du Coin Tourgis Nord · du Coin Tourgis Sud)
Saint Martin (de Rozel · de Faldouet · de la Quéruée · de l'Église · du Fief de la Reine · Les Écréhous)
Saint Mary (du Sud · du Nord)
Saint Ouen (Petite Cueillette · Grande Cueillette · Cueillette de Grantez · Cueillette de Millais · Cueillette de Vinchelez · Cueillette de Léoville)
Saint Peter (du Douet · de St. Nicolas · Grand Vingtaine · des Augerez · du Coin Varin)
Saint Saviour (de Maufant · de Sous la Hougue · des Pigneaux · de la Grande Longueville · de la Petite Longueville · de Sous l'Église)
Law and Justice
Duke of Normandy · Lieutenant Governor · Bailiff (List) · States Assembly · Council of Ministers · Chief Minister · Elections · (Parties: Jersey Democratic Alliance · Centre Party · Jersey Conservative Party) · Parish Assembly · Procureur du Bien Public · Courts · Jurats · Judiciary · Viscount · Greffier · States of Jersey Police · Honorary Police · Customs and Immigration · Royal Militia
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