Kickstart your holidays with a trip to Jersey

Flybe aircraft
Flybe aircraft

FLIGHTS to Jersey will be made available to passengers following a winter break.

The first flight to the largest of the Channel Islands will leave Robin Hood Airport on March 26 just in time for music lovers to get to the jazz festival which includes Bawtry trombonist Dennis Rollins as one of the headline acts.

Flights by operator Flybe from the Finningley-based site can also take passengers to events such as September’s Jersey Live which boasts musical acts such as Plan B and Madness and also the Battle of Flowers in August.

Chris Harcombe, aviation development manager from Robin Hood Airport, said: “Jersey is a fantastic destination and we are pleased to welcome Flybe back to the airport.

“There are so many things to do on the island and big events like Jersey Live are real crowd pullers.

“With a choice of up to six flights a week, Flybe offer flights between Doncaster and Jersey which means that South Yorkshire music fans can have direct easy access to this fantastic music festival set in the Jersey countryside.”

Simon Lilley, Flybe’s director of marketing, added: “With the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee celebrations this summer, Flybe is the perfect 2012 travel solution for people wanting to take advantage of short travel breaks closer to home such as a visit to one of the UK’s leading holiday destinations, Jersey.”

Flights start at £50.99 one-way including taxes and charges and can be booked at www.flybe.com or www.robinhoodairport.com for flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

For more information on Jersey Live visit www.jerseylive.org.uk and further details about the Battle of Flowers can be found by visiting www.battleofflowers.com