Posted on: 18 January 2012 by Mark Howells
From 8 May, London Oxford Airport will welcome daily, year round, scheduled flights to the islands of Jersey and the Isle of Man, when Manx2 makes its debut at the airport.
On Mondays to Saturdays, flights will depart Oxford for Jersey at 12:25 and for the Isle of Man at 15:15, with Sunday times scheduled at 15:30 departure for Jersey, and 18:20 for the Isle of Man.
“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,” declared Chris Orphanou, the airport’s managing director. “We are delighted to welcome Manx2.com and its regular 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.”
Noel Hayes, chairman of Manx2, remarked, “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 Manx2 six years ago, customers have repeatedly told 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.