The continued safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is always our highest priority which is why we have implemented enhanced wellbeing measures which includes passengers wearing face masks.
You will be exempt if you have a medical reason not to wear a face mask, written medical advice will be required, please inform us at check-in. Children under 6 years old are also exempt.
This is one element of a series of enhanced wellbeing measures we have implemented which include:
We look forward to welcoming you on board.
If you are flying to Guernsey or Jersey, please read the following pre-departure information.
If using same day return business travel enabled by the Business Tunnels scheme you are required to notify the States of Guernsey at least seven days prior to travel.
Notification must be given to the States of Guernsey Population Management Office by:
For normal travellers the 14-day quarantine for travel to Guernsey remains, until 01 September at the earliest.
For entry into Jersey, a pre-departure registration form must be completed before arrival and you must disclose all countries visited within 14 days of your arrival. Visitors have a choice to either undergo a PCR test upon arrival into Jersey or self-quarantine for 14 days. Further details can be found here: https://www.jersey.com/covid-19-information
Blue Islands to accommodate FlyBe passengers
Following Flybe's substantial cuts to Guernsey's lifeline route to Southampton, Blue Islands have undertaken to accommodate all the Flybe passengers affected by the significant reduction to the Flybe Guernsey - Southampton service. Our team is working closely with Flybe to ensure that every passenger is re-accommodated onto the most suitable alternative flight.
Derek Coates, Chairman of Blue Islands commented,
Being privately owned and having sufficient aircraft within our fleet, we are able to quickly react to circumstances such as these and increase our schedule of flights accordingly. Our team will be closely monitoring the booking patterns over the coming months. In the light of these events, we have already scheduled two extra flights in October during the afternoons.
Blue Islands is a locally owned airline that is fully committed to Guernsey's business and visitor economy. We will now be taking delivery of a second ATR 72 on the 1st October and we have our back-up spare ATR 42 available immediately. This means that we are fully able to ensure that this lifeline route is protected and continues to prosper and grow
Since upgrading the Southampton service in December, Blue Islands has seen an ever increasing market share on this route, illustrating a clear customer loyalty grown from the airlines transparent pricing policy, free ticket changes and zero baggage charges, coupled with highly competitive fares. Latest airport figures showed a Southampton market growth of 53% in August alone compared to last year.
The latest CAA data reports that the total market for the Southampton route has grown by 33,142 passengers in 2014, an increase of 38% from 2013. At the same time, the London Gatwick market has reduced by 21,313 passengers showing a clear shift towards Southampton as the preferred cost effective and efficient route to London.
Blue Islands flights from Guernsey to Southampton start from £25 including all taxes and charges. The airline has confirmed that this low fare structure will continue following Flybe's reduction in flights.
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