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Jersey flights return to London Oxford Airport from summer 2014

New introductory special themed package deals on offer

Marking 30 years of Channel Island travel this year, C.I. Travel Group is delighted to be re-instating its popular summer service between London Oxford Airport and Jersey with weekly flights starting May 10th, 2014 through to mid-September.  Flights will be operated by Channel Islands-based Blue Islands and served by a modern and comfortable 46 seat ATR42 aircraft.  

Flights will depart London Oxford Airport’s business aviation terminal for Jersey on Saturdays at 09:40 returning back to London Oxford at 09:10.  Seat only flights start at £179 per person.  Competitive holiday prices start at £347 for seven nights and will be on sale through local travel agents as well as online at www.jerseytravel.com.

Saturday Schedule:
Oxford-Jersey        Depart Oxf 09:40        Arrive Jer 10:50
Jersey-Oxford        Depart Jer 08:00        Arrive Oxf 09:10

To coincide with the launch, C.I. Travel Group is offering a number of unique, competitively priced, special themed packages including a Luxury Michelin Experience Break, Battle of Flowers Tour, Floral Escapades and an Island Hopping two centre trip. The Luxury Michelin Experience features a stay at one of Jersey's luxury hotels with pre-bookings for fine dining at some of the island's top Michelin-starred restaurants.

Famous for its flowers, Jersey’s Battle of Flowers carnival in August is offered as a special package which includes a behind-the-scenes tour and tickets to both the day and night parade at the island’s biggest annual festival. Equally appealing is the Floral Escapades package, which features a full island tour and entrance to two of Jersey's world-renowned floral attractions.

Ahead of the launch, London Oxford Airport will take on a Jersey theme on February 26th with some key tourism participants from the biggest Channel Island joining an evening reception for agents and travel managers.

Tony Farmer, Head of Sales and Route Development at London Oxford Airport comments: “We’re thrilled to be able to welcome the return of the Jersey service.  We are also pleased to be welcoming some of Jersey’s key tourism partners here next week in what should be a highly successful day. With such enticing packages on offer and the convenience and ease of flying from London Oxford Airport, I am sure that the new service will prove highly appealing to those customers in our catchment area.”

C.I Travel Group introduced the regular service from London Oxford Airport in 2009 marking the first commercial route at the airport for 20 years until its cessation last summer. Robert Mackenzie, Managing Director of Jersey-based C. I. Travel Group added: “We are delighted to be able to re-introduce our popular summer air route from Oxford to Jersey on this our 30th year of bringing happy customers to the Channel Islands. Many of our clients missed the stress-free travel opportunity that the route provides, with just a 100 metre walk from the terminal entrance to the aircraft steps. Now with our unique special packages on offer, there’s something to appeal to everyone.”

The route will appeal to residents in Oxfordshire, the South Midlands and the north western Home Counties who can now conveniently fly from Oxford without the hassle of going to Birmingham or one of the London airports. Some five million people live within an hour’s drive of the airport, which is close to the M40, A34, A40 and A44 road networks. Equally, the convenient lunchtime departure will enable passengers to arrive in Jersey in plenty of time to enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the beach and dinner at one of the Island’s fine restaurants.

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