London Oxford Airport welcomes daily scheduled flights to Jersey and the Isle of Man from May.

Thursday 19th January 2012

London Oxford Airport kicks off the New Year with the news that it is to gain two popular regional routes. From 8 May it will welcome daily, year round, scheduled flights to the Islands of Jersey and the Isle of Man, when makes its debut at the expanding airport. With single fares from £49.95 now on sale on line, flights will depart Oxford for Jersey at 12:25 and for the Isle of Man at 15:15. (Sunday times depart 15:30 for Jersey, 18:20 for IOM)

Mon-Sat Schedule:

Isle of Man-Oxford dep IoM 10:55 arr Oxf 12:05

Oxford-Jersey dep Oxf 12:25 arr Jer 13:30

Jersey-Oxford dep Jer 13:50 arr Oxf 14:55

Oxford-Isle of Man dep Oxf 15:15 arr IoM 16:25

"This is a terrific start to the New Year for the residents of Oxford and our wider catchment area, with more than five million people residing within an hour's drive of the airport," said Chris Orphanou, Managing Director. "We are delighted to welcome and its regular Jetstream 31 flights to these two important Crown Dependencies. As Jersey and the Isle of Man no longer have air services to London Heathrow, this service will be a viable alternative for Islanders heading west of London. In addition the new services will benefit the local community with expanded tourism and ancillary revenues. Wealthy creation for the region could be considerable," he added.

The Isle of Man route will appeal to the leisure market, ideal for short breaks with its stunning scenery and unspoilt beaches, as well as business travellers with interests in offshore banking, aircraft and shipping management, finance and tourism. Jersey has been an extremely popular charter destination, with the airport supporting Saturday services for the past three years. London Oxford Airport can now offer terrific flexibility to the Channel Islands, one of Europe's top holiday destinations, offering accommodation to suit all tastes from camping to five star luxury hotels.

Noel Hayes, Chairman of said: "London Oxford Airport is a very attractive addition to our route network, located halfway between London and the UK's industrial centre in the Midlands. Since we launched six years ago, customers repeatedly tell us that they prefer to use the smaller, easy to access regional airports. We are certain they'll love London Oxford with its award winning, state-of-the-art new passenger terminal, convenient car parking facilities and excellent access to the M40. There is car rental available on site and with a new local rail station at Kidlington opening in early 2013, access to central London will be further enhanced, taking less than an hour via public transport."

The services from both Jersey and the Isle of Man will connect directly through Oxford, providing Jersey residents with convenient access to the Isle of Man seven days a week, and vice versa.

New commercial services follow a successful year of business aviation growth.

The news of these new commercial services comes hard on the heels of what has been a very successful year for London Oxford Airport. The airport outpaced its immediate peer airports, in the UK and Europe generally, with a 13.3% year on year, calendar year end growth in business aviation movements in 2011. In support of this growth, the airport continues to invest in new hangars and office space and in a significant step forward with infrastructure development, it committed a £4.5 million investment in the latest generation radar system last year. The surveillance radar system is currently undergoing testing and will be fully operational by the end of May. It is amongst the most modern and sophisticated radar systems available today and will enable more efficient transits through local airspace.

By continuing to use this site you agree to the use of cookies. For more information and to find out how to change this click here