Easyjet will start flying to Jersey next year. The budget airline will begin daily scheduled services to Liverpool and London/Luton in the spring. The Liverpool route will start on 31 March and Luton will follow on 21 April.

A five-year deal has been struck between Jersey airport and the carrier, famous for its distinctive orange colours. The airline will fly a Boeing 737-700 series aircraft on the Liverpool route and an Airbus 319 on the Luton route.

For Islanders it will mean not only potential low-fare services to the UK, but from Luton Easyjet has connections to 34 airports throughout the UK and Europe, and 19 from Liverpool.

Fares have yet to be confirmed, but seats for the new services are on sale on the www.easyjet.com website.