Bigger plane for Blue Islands

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Tom Barrasin, Blue Islands’ chief commercial officer, said that the company was soon to launch a consultation process with Channel Islands businesses ‘to seek a consensus view on the preferred timings of the services that Blue Islands offer’.

BLUE Islands is to offer more seats on its peak inter-island services from the end of this month, when it introduces a larger aircraft.

The airline is due to replace its 46-seat ATR 42, which operates the peak morning and evening flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, with an ATR 72, capable of carrying up to 68 passengers.

Economic Development Minister Lyndon Farnham, who has previously raised concerns over the state of inter-island travel, welcomed the arrival of the new aircraft, which is due to come into service on 28 March.




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Comments for: "Bigger plane for Blue Islands"


Why don't they invest in some modern safe jet aircraft. The old planes are not so safe and keep having problems.


Jet aircraft would not pay on an Inter Island service. British Airways & easyJet Airbus aircraft are only 3 to 4 years younger than the Blue Islands ATR-72 aircraft.


We do not need a jet for a 10 minute flight, let alone turboprops for this route.