THE busiest weekend of 2023 so far resulted in ‘few issues’ for air passengers as extra staff were employed, according to the Airport’s director.
More than 21,000 passengers travelled through the Airport between Friday and Monday, around 2,000 more than over the four-day Easter weekend last month.
Airport director Robin MacRae said: ‘Because of the high number of passengers expected, we put plans in place to help passengers have a smooth journey through the airport.
‘As well as holding regular operational calls with Swissport to monitor the situation, preparations were made in advance to provide additional support at times when we anticipated that demand might outweigh resource.
‘Ensuring we had colleagues from Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Service, engineering, security and passenger services on hand, together with additional staffing from Swissport in the UK, resulted in few issues to the operation.’
Some ferry passengers who had their travel plans disrupted as a result of rough sea conditions and high wind speeds were hoping to reach Jersey today.
Condor was unable to operate the Voyager services from Poole and St Malo to the Island over the past two days, although the Liberation service from Poole did arrive 25 minutes ahead of its scheduled 3.10pm arrival time yesterday.
Two Condor Voyager St Malo services were due to operate today, with arrivals scheduled at 8.25am and 6.20pm, followed by departures at 9.10am and 7.15pm.