Jersey holidays set to return to Cambridge Airport in 2013


02-11-2012

Cambridge Airport has announced the return of direct holidays to Jersey from May 2013, in conjunction with independent tour operator CI Travel. The holidays have been introduced for next year due to popular demand, following the sell-out success of the operator’s first season of packages from Cambridge Airport to Jersey earlier this year.

Departing from May 2013, travellers will be able to choose from a selection of seven-night or 14-night packages to Jersey. Plus, savvy holidaymakers can take advantage of 2012 holiday prices and avoid 2013 price increases on bookings made before 31 December 2012, with packages starting from as little as £350 per person*.

Robert Mackenzie, the managing director at C.I. Travel Group said, “We had a fantastic response to our Jersey holidays when direct flights launched from Cambridge Airport this summer, so it took no time at all to decide to put summer 2013 services on sale as soon as possible.  Jersey has always been a favourite destination for UK visitors, with its enviable sunshine record, superb sandy beaches and attractions for all age groups.  We hope that even more travellers from East of England will enjoy the convenience of flying to Jersey direct from their doorstep next summer.” 

Archie Garden, director at Cambridge Airport, said, “Jersey returns for summer 2013 to everyone’s delight at Cambridge Airport. CI Travel is a wonderful tour operator to partner with, and Jersey is the ideal destination for local families, couples and friends, with a warm tradition of hospitality and plenty to explore. We were thrilled to see full flights in 2012 and thoroughly enjoyed welcoming home happy and contented passengers from Jersey this year.  We can’t wait to see them take off for Jersey again from May next year.”

The return of the direct link to Jersey comes only weeks after Cambridge Airport announced it will be launching direct holidays to the Neapolitan Riviera in October 2013, in conjunction with independent tour operator Newmarket Holidays, following the success of the operator’s sell-out packages from Cambridge Airport to the Italian Lakes this year.

Ideally located only three miles from the centre of Cambridge, Cambridge Airport offers direct access from London by rail in just 45 minutes and provides a gateway for the East of England. 

For more information or to book, visit www.jerseytravel.com, call 0844 415 6653 or visit a local travel agent

 

 

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Media contacts:

Katie Bentley-Chan and Sara Whines at Four bgb

Email: katie.bentley-chan@fourbgb.com / sara.whines@fourbgb.com

Tel: 0870 626 9000

 

Robert Mackenzie at C.I. Travel Group

Email: Robert.Mackenzie@citravelgroup.com

Tel: 01534 496644

 

*Notes

Hotel Villa Isis – seven nights from £350pp

CI Travel is offering a seven night stay in Jersey from just £350 per person. Departing on 11 May 2013 from Cambridge Airport, this week long break includes seven nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis in the family-run Hotel Villa Isis and return flights to Jersey. Based on two sharing.

3* De Normandie – seven nights from £404 pp

CI Travel is offering a seven night three-star stay in Jersey from just £404 per person. Departing on 11 May 2013 from Cambridge Airport, this week long break includes seven nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis in the three-star De Normandie hotel overlooking the bay of St Clement and return flights to Jersey. Based on two sharing.



About Cambridge Airport

(www.cambridgeairport.com)

Cambridge Airport is part of the Marshall Group of Companies, a privately owned family business, employing over 4,000 people with a turnover exceeding £1B, managed by the Marshall family. The business was founded in Cambridge in 1909, and entered aviation in 1929. There are 2,500 employees in Cambridge and the Marshall Group activities, which take place at the Airport, include Marshall Aerospace (www.marshallaerospace.com), the United Kingdom’s leading aerospace company, specialising in the conversion, modification, maintenance and support of military, civil and business aircraft; Marshall Executive Aviation, offering jet charter and management (www.marshallexecair.com); The Cambridge Aeroclub (www.cambridgeaeroclub.co.uk), providing a wide range of flying training and GA Maintenance.

Although Cambridge Airport is an important gateway for the East of England, with a strong focus on Cambridge and its business, academic and industrial sectors, the Airport is also ideally positioned for easy access to London with just under an hour’s drive to Canary Wharf and East London. Cambridge Airport also provides strong support to the equine community as it is just 10 miles from Newmarket and offers regular services for the transportation of horses.

The Airport is currently experiencing growth in the Executive Jet and Passenger airline sectors and recent new airline and tour operator services have included France, the Channel Islands and Italy.

With a 1965m/6447ft runway accepting aircraft up to Boeing 757 or Airbus 320 and all regional jet types, it is suitable for short to medium haul passenger airline services, with 24/7 capability. It boasts CAA Category 7 Fire & Air Traffic Control status and has full navigational aids and communications, which include radar approach coverage up to 30nm and GPS approaches, which complement an ILS system.
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Founded in 1909, the Marshall Group has a turnover of £2.5bn and over 5,700 employees. Headquartered on a 900-acre site in Cambridge, Marshall has three principal arms to the business: Aerospace and Defence; Property; and Ventures.

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