Blue Islands to restart flights to Jersey

Friday 31st July 2020

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  • Blue Islands ATR72 over Jersey

Blue Islands, the Channel Islands’ airline is restarting flights from Bristol Airport to Jersey from Monday 3 August.  The service will operate four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays throughout the month, becoming daily from September.

Fares are from £44.99 one way and available to book now on www.blueislands.com.

 

Flights depart Bristol at 4.40pm and depart Jersey at 3.10pm. The flight timings and days of operation are designed to be ideal for weekend and short breaks.

Blue Islands’ CEO Rob Veron commented:  “We’re really pleased to be re-starting our  Bristol-Jersey operations.  During lockdown we’ve been re-developing our website, brand, systems and most importantly our product offering; including hold luggage allowance as standard and generous cabin baggage, with every ticket.

“We also understand that feeling safe and secure all the way through the travel experience is of paramount importance, which is why we have introduced a number of enhanced wellbeing measures, including, use of masks, enhanced deep cleaning onboard, use of sanitisers and a microbe shield protective mist in the cabin. We’re here and ready and can’t wait to welcome our customers on board again soon.” 

Detailed information on the airline’s enhanced wellness measures, new product offering and frequent flyer scheme is listed on the website.

Bristol Airport CEO Dave Lees added: “We are delighted to welcome the return of Blue Islands resuming the service between Jersey and Bristol on Monday 3 August. The route will further extend the choice for customers wishing to visit family or friends or enjoy a staycation holiday. Regional connectivity is vital for the South West and we share Blue Islands’ confidence in the strength of the region by restarting this service.  We will continue to work in collaboration looking at future route opportunities and strengthening the services between the mainland and the Channel Islands.  As the number of destinations continues to increase from Bristol Airport it becomes even more important to ensure our customers feel safe when travelling.  We have the measures in place at the Airport with Safe journeys start here, our three step plan, Get ready> Stay safe> Let’s travel providing the extra Covid reassurance to customers to facilitate safe travel and allow customers to fly with confidence.” 

 

Ends

 

August schedule:

      • Starting Monday 3 August

       

      Daily service from September

       

       

      Depart

      Arrive

      Bristol departures

      16:40

      17:40

      Jersey departures

      15:10

      16:10

       

      Background for Editors

      Blue Islands, founded in 1999 originally as Le Cocq’s Airlink and then Rockhopper in 2003, took its existing name in 2006.  It has a team of 130, based in Guernsey and Jersey.  Flights operated under the Flybe brand since June 2016 until that airline entered administration on 5 March this year.  Blue Islands swiftly re-established itself as an independent carrier, continuing to operate without interruption,  Whilst the islands have been in lock down, Blue Islands has provided lifeline services for Jersey, operating essential flights to both Southampton and Gatwick – repatriating to and from the island, transporting key essential workers and ensuring those requiring off-island medical care get there safely.

       

      New Fare Types

          • Blue Fly
            • 10kg Cabin Baggage (size 55 x 36 x 20cm) + handbag/laptop bag

               

                  • Blue Plus
                    • 10kg Cabin Baggage (size 55 x 36 x 20cm) + handbag/laptop bag

                       

                      New Frequent Flyer Programme – Blue Skies Club

                       

                      We have now launched a new ‘Blue Skies Club’ programme. Many of our customers fly regularly and we want to thank them for their loyalty with a simplified reward programme that makes it easy to earn flights across the Blue Islands network. Membership is free and passengers can sign-up at https://www.blueislands.com/blue-skies-club/

                       

                      "  Blue Skies Points are the same for all flights and available for every one way flight booked

                      "  When redeeming your Blue Skies Points all destinations require the same amount of points to book

                      "  There is a simple £20 contribution to taxes and charges fee per passenger per one way flight which will not vary by destination or flight choice

                       

                      As well as its scheduled services, Blue Islands operates extensive charter programmes for European tour operators, bringing visitors to the islands from across Europe including Zurich, Rotterdam, Groningen and 20 regional airports throughout Germany.

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