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Chief Minister's statement on flight disruption

19 April 2010

The Chief Minister would like to reassure Islanders that everything possible is being done to help manage and co-ordinate the response to the unprecedented disruption to flights as a result of the Icelandic volcano.

The airport authorities are advising that Jersey airspace remains closed today (Monday 19 April) with the exception of inter-Island flights which are operating as normal.

In the light of this ongoing situation, a number of initiatives have been put in place to help the public:

  • to enable Islanders to return from the UK, Condor Ferries has scheduled an extra sailing for Tuesday 20 April from Weymouth to Jersey. An additional sailing has also been scheduled for 10am on Wednesday 21 April from Poole to Guernsey and Jersey. The return sailing will be from Jersey at 4.15pm

  • the Port of Jersey is waiving short term parking charges, to help people who are queuing in the terminal to make reservations

  • Education, Sport and Culture has announced that schools and colleges are expected to re-open tomorrow and every effort will be made to operate the curriculum as normal

  • Jersey Airport has sent security staff from the airport to Elizabeth Terminal to help with the number of extra passengers

The Chief Minister, Senator Terry Le Sueur said “This is a unique situation that has affected a number of Islanders and businesses. I have been impressed with the co-operation between all States departments and outside agencies, who are working together to minimise disruption and help stranded travellers.

“We are keeping the situation under constant review and are in close contact with the Jersey Met office and relevant UK agencies. Particular thanks should go to staff at the airport and harbours who have responded well to the current situation.

“Condor Ferries have also been working hard to cope with the excess demand for tickets both here, France and in the UK.”

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