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Enhanced wellbeing - fly with confidence

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:

  • Microbe Shield surface protection in the cabin
  • Aircraft touch point sanitation procedures
  • Cabin air is continuously replenished with fresh air every 5 - 7 minutes, the cabin may be slightly cooler than normal, therefore you may wish to have a jumper to hand
  • Seat allocation to maximise the distance between passengers in the cabin where possible.
  • Reduced contact points, with the exception of safety cards, all seat-back literature has been removed and there is no inflight service

We look forward to welcoming you on board.

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NOTIFICATION OF TRAVEL

If you are flying to Guernsey or Jersey, please read the following pre-departure information.

Guernsey:

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.

Jersey:

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

Le Cocqs Air Link 1999

1999

Le Cocq's Air link

Blue Islands’ origins start in 1999 when it was formed initially as Le Cocq’s Air Link to supply perishable goods to the Channel Island of Alderney from Bournemouth using Britten Norman Islanders. 

2002

First passengers

First passenger services began with scheduled flights between Alderney and Bournemouth using our first Britten Norman Islander with 10,000 passengers carried in the first year. 

Le Cocqs Air Link passenger service
Rockhopper

2003

Rockhopper

The trading name of Rockhopper was adopted, and carried 20,000 passengers in that year, prior to Healthspan Leisure taking ownership in 2004 with Derek Coates as Chairman.

2006

Blue Islands

The airline rebranded as Blue Islands which coincided with the delivery of the first British Aerospace Jetstream 32 aircraft and established itself as a regional carrier, flying 63,500 passengers in 2006.

Blue Islands 2006
First Blue Islands ATR

2009

First ATR

The first ATR aircraft was launched into the Blue Islands fleet, delivering new customer experience and increase in capacity.

2011

New Management

New management team introduced with Rob Veron appointed CEO, which marked the start of our strategic growth plan including the vision for an all-ATR aircraft fleet. 

Rob Veron
Blue Islands First ATR 72

2013

First ATR 72

New Guernsey – Southampton service launched with the introduction of the fleet’s first ATR 72 aircraft offering high-frequency year-round service on a 68-seat aircraft.

2014

All ATR Fleet

Strategic plan of migrating to an all-ATR aircraft fleet realised, with a total of five aircraft serving our route network bringing many efficiencies and synergies to the business together with a harmonised passenger experience.

Blue Islands Passenger Experience
Blue Islands Flybe franchise

2016

Flybe Franchise

Blue Islands became a Flybe franchise partner, adopting the Flybe brand and utilising its sales channels, but remaining an independent airline with our own aircraft and crew.

2019

New Services

Introduced new services including East Midlands and Newquay, together with establishing our own Ground Handling function at Guernsey Airport and served 415,000 passengers, our busiest ever year.

Blue Islands New Services
Blue Islands ATR 72

MAR 2020

Flybe closes

Flybe closed and our booking systems were quickly restored with Blue Islands flights available once again through the website.  

Towards the end of March, the unprecedented Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis meant flights were reduced to an essential service only operated on behalf of the Government of Jersey. 

JUL 2020

Refreshed Brand

Following the closure of Flybe and the Coronaviris crisis, Blue Islands reemerges with a refreshed brand, plus new website and booking system to serve our customers and communities once again.

Blue Islands Brand Refresh 2020

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