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Blue Islands test water for Luxembourg route

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BLUE Islands is considering introducing a twice-weekly direct flight from Jersey to Luxembourg, via Guernsey, depending on feedback from the local business community.

Blue Islands chief commercial officer, Tom Barrasin, says the airline wants to hear from corporate flyers in Jersey and Guernsey to see if there would be support for a direct service to Luxembourg

Currently, travellers wanting to go to Luxembourg from either Jersey or Guernsey need to fly via a major UK airport, such as London or Manchester.

But Blue Islands chief commercial officer Tom Barrasin says the airline wants to hear from corporate flyers in Jersey and Guernsey to see if there would be support for a direct service. This follows initial conversations that have already taken place between the airline and business passengers.

‘Thanks to discussions and feedback from multiple corporate service users Blue Islands has an initial understanding of the corporate community travel requirements to Luxembourg from the islands,’ Mr Barrasin said.

‘Now we are reaching out to the broader business community to get more granular feedback on beliefs and opinions around the route usage, schedule, seasonality, current travel experience and other service requirements to see if this could be a viable, sustainable route.’

Rob Jones, director of local fund administration company Aztec, which has offices in Jersey, Guernsey and Luxembourg, said he thought there was a need for the service.

‘Anecdotally we understand there is a requirement for this service. Therefore we urge all potential users to complete the survey and provide Blue Islands with the information they need to appraise the new route fully,’ he said. The survey, which can be accessed via the Blue Islands website, will remain open until 31 August.

Sam Le

By Sam Le
Journalist

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