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’ Guernsey - Cardiff direct summer service returns
Blue Islands has today (29 May 2018) launched its summer seasonal Guernsey – Cardiff route for 2018, after it delivered several boosts to the island in 2017. The direct service is available to book now at flybe.com from £39.99 one way, including taxes and charges.
Rob Veron, Blue Islands CEO, was pleased to once again include the Guernsey - Cardiff service in its summer network for 2018.
Launching the Guernsey – Cardiff service for a second summer demonstrates Blue Islands’ commitment to Channel Islands air links and strengthening opportunities for inbound tourism. Once again thanks to the reach of Flybe’s sales channels, Guernsey is enjoying exposure to potential new visitors in the catchment of Cardiff Airport who can experience our wonderful island. While for islanders it means direct connectivity to the Welsh capital.
A £45,000 subsidy from the Committee for Economic Development (CfED) in 2017 resulted in a modest, yet positive return for the island. In 2017 the route delivered at least 747 unique visitors to Guernsey after adjusting for any potential displacement from the existing Bristol service, generating an estimated £12,000 in tax revenue for the island and boosting GDP by £348,000. Although marketed in the same channels as Flybe’s Cardiff to Jersey route, and offering lower fares, roughly 1,000 more passengers per month chose to visit Jersey.
Mr Veron explained an additional route in the key summer season was only one element of ensuring a healthy and growing visitor economy.
Despite low fares, passenger numbers on the route in 2017 did not meet expectations, however in conjunction with CfED, Blue Islands was able to demonstrate that a public / private initiative can deliver benefits for the island and this could be a successful model for the future.
This is Blue Islands’ commitment to the tourist industry, but we believe it to be one part of the ongoing project to increase visitor numbers. With the recent Product Guernsey review, we hope other initiatives and investments can start to be made concurrently, enhancing the island’s desirability and attractiveness to visitors for years to come, and cementing Guernsey as a holiday destination for the 21st century.
Committee for Economic Development president Charles Parkinson said:
We are delighted to support the new Cardiff route for a further year, and we look forward to seeing the route develop and to welcoming increasing numbers of visitors from Wales to our beautiful island this year.
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