Blue Islands, the
Channel Islands’ regional airline, has said that it is planning to re-introduce
regular flights from Birmingham to Jersey, a destination popular for short-stay
breaks or long weekends.
Island with French influence, Jersey features attractive bays and pristine
beaches. It boasts watersports, varied walks from heritage trails to country
ambles, heritage attractions and locally-sourced cuisine and seafood.
Rob Veron, Blue
Islands CEO, said, ‘We are very pleased to reinstate the very popular route
from Birmingham. The flights will initially operate four days a week, and for
next summer we will increase frequencies with a daily service to Jersey and
convenient onward connections to Guernsey.’
Aviation Director of Birmingham Airport said: ‘Jersey is an important route for
the Midlands and we are delighted that Blue Islands now operates direct flights
to the island. The route has been unserved for a period of time but we know
there is huge demand for this service from our customers to access the Channel
Blue Islands is working with Visit Jersey to promote late summer/autumn breaks to Jersey. Flights from £49.99 one way are still available this September and October.
Blue Fly includes
1 x 23kg luggage allowance as standard.
Blue Islands, a
privately owned Channel Islands based regional airline, has implemented a
revised timetable, effective from Tuesday March 17 until Sunday April 12 to
ensure the maintenance of critical lifeline routes for essential travel.
The move as comes
after announcements by the States of Guernsey and the Government of Jersey
advising islanders to consider avoiding all non-essential travel to and from the
islands, to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 outbreak.
communities rely on the services of Blue Islands for essential travel for
medical purposes. In order to sustain these vital links, Blue Islands will
operate morning and evening inter-island services between Guernsey and Jersey,
as well as twice daily Guernsey to Southampton and Jersey to Southampton
services plus a daily service to Bristol. The full revised schedule is
available at https://bit.ly/3b2VU34 .
Managing Director of Southampton Airport said, ‘Maintaining connectivity to the
Channel Islands from Southampton is of paramount importance to us. My team is
fully committed to working with Blue Islands to keep this service going and
effectively managing the impact of Covid-19.’
have booked on a service that is not operational while the revised schedule is
active will be automatically moved to the nearest available flight and/or an
alternative airport. They will receive an email notification advising of this
flexibility, passengers booked for travel up to and including 12 April may
change their flight to another date and route without any change of fees,
though subject to fare difference as applicable. Flight bookings and email
updates is available at www.blueislands.com.
‘The health and
safety of our passengers and crew is always our highest priority. Blue Islands
is responding quickly to this situation and our team is working hard to meet
our customers’ needs,’ the airline said, seeking the support and patience of
customers to tide over through the crisis period.