Blue Islands consider flights to Luxembourg
LOCAL business travellers could enjoy twice-weekly flights to Luxembourg, if discussions with firms that have expressed an interest in the route establish that it is viable.
Earlier this year, the Blue Islands airline conducted a survey investigating whether there was enough demand within the Channel Island business community for a twice-weekly direct service.
The survey had 400 responses that represented 164 companies across the Channel Islands.
The results suggested that 65 per cent of those who travel currently spend more than five hours getting to Luxembourg, with 53 per cent paying airfares between £300 and £499.
The majority of those surveyed stayed for two nights and currently travel via London.
Rob Veron, Blue Islands chief executive said: ‘We sought further engagement from the business community through a survey providing essential feedback on the potential route, current behaviours, propensity to travel and other service requirements and we are grateful that so many businesses participated.’
The majority of those travelling to Luxembourg currently travel via London, an option that is available daily.
Mr Veron added: ‘Blue Islands can now progress to the next stage of the route evaluation which will involve individual discussions with businesses that expressed the greatest demand for the route and detailing the full cost of operation.’