New Guernsey - Cardiff service for summer 2017 on sale today

Blue Islands, Flybe's newest franchise partner, has today (29 November 2016) added a new Guernsey - Cardiff service to its schedule for summer 2017, which will see the inaugural flight depart on Tuesday 2 May 2017. Guernsey residents will be able to fly direct to the Welsh capital three times per week and is available to book now at flybe.com from £39.99 one-way.

Rob Veron, Blue Islands CEO said, "Blue Islands is committed to the rejuvenation of our tourism industry and we hope this new route will be a valuable boost to our island's visitor economy. With the added benefit of our Flybe franchise, Blue Islands is also better equipped than ever to encourage the 1.8m audience surrounding Cardiff Airport to discover our beautiful island."

Flights will operate on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday throughout next summer (until 30 September) with convenient departures from Guernsey Airport at 0945 and 1215 on Saturdays, operated on Blue Islands' 68-seat ATR 72 aircraft.

Mike Hopkins, Interim Chief Secretary Economic Development and Director of Marketing and Tourism said, "We are very pleased to see that Blue Islands will be launching a new seasonal route to Cardiff. The new service will provide greater direct access for Guernsey businesses and residents to Wales, and we are confident this new service will also help stimulate additional visitor demand from the Welsh market."

Mr Veron added, "We are working closely with Visit Guernsey, Visit Wales, Guernsey and Cardiff airports. As well as attracting new visitors to Guernsey, with a flight time of just one hour, this new service provides islanders with an exciting new direct destination, perfect for city breaks. Cardiff offers wonderful shopping, heritage, world-class entertainment and of course the gateway to discovering South Wales and all that this stunning region has to offer."