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WizzAir to launch domestic flights in the United Kingdom

Low cost carrier WizzAir has announced that it will be launching its 1st domestic service in the United Kingdom.

At the end of 2020, WizzAir opened a new base at Wales’ Cardiff Airport. This was the carrier’s 4th UK base opening joining London Gatwick, London Luton and Doncaster Sheffield. Now, the airline is adding flights to Jersey from 2 of these bases.

Starting 16th July 2021, WizzAir will fly twice-a-week from Cardiff and Doncaster Sheffield to Jersey. The airline will be deploying a Airbus A321 on both the routes. The schedule of Jersey-Cardiff-Jersey is:

  • Cardiff-Jersey
  • Departure time: 15:50
  • Arrival time: 16:40
  • Flight time: 50 minutes
  • Flight number: W95823
  • Frequency: Mondays and Fridays
  • Jersey-Cardiff
  • Departure time: 14:20
  • Arrival time: 15:15
  • Flight time: 55 minutes
  • Flight number: W95824
  • Frequency: Mondays and Fridays

The schedule of Doncaster-Jersey-Doncaster is:

  • Doncaster Sheffield-Jersey
  • Departure time: 12:35
  • Arrival time: 13:45
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Frequency: Mondays and Fridays
  • Jersey-Doncaster Sheffield
  • Departure time: 17:15
  • Arrival time: 18:05
  • Flight time: 50 minutes
  • Frequency: Mondays and Fridays

Owain Jones, Managing Director, WizzAir UK, said:

The Wizz Air UK team is working hard to ensure that summer 2021 is not cancelled, by continuing to provide low-fare flights to the destinations that our UK customers love to travel to. After an extremely challenging year we know that our customers are looking to get away for some sunshine and relaxation. Jersey has it all: uncrowded beaches, natural beauty and rich history. We are looking forward to offering our customers in Doncaster Sheffield and Cardiff, where we will soon open our new base, the opportunity to explore Jersey and the surrounding Channel Islands. The Wizz Air UK crew will be welcoming passengers on board our young and green aircraft to provide the excellent onboard service we are known for.

British Airways had recently announced flights to Jersey from London City Airport. Jersey has long been a tourism hot spot. There are only a handful of places that British travelers can hop to with minimal restrictions currently amid the government’s traffic light system and overseas requirements.

Since the Channel Islands are part of the Common Travel Area with the UK, Ireland, and the Isle of Man, passengers do not need to take a coronavirus test or quarantine on arrival in England.

Matt Thomas, Chief Executive Officer for Ports of Jersey, said:

Cardiff and Doncaster have proved popular routes in the past. Therefore, it’s great to see the confidence shown in Jersey by Wizz Air in providing both residents and those wishing to holiday in the Island this summer an opportunity to reconnect.

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