Blue Islands to pick up shortfall after Flybe pulls Southampton red-eye

FOLLOWING the news that Flybe is scrapping its red-eye flight to Southampton next year, Blue Islands has stepped in to offer an early morning service.

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FOLLOWING the news that Flybe is scrapping its red-eye flight to Southampton next year, Blue Islands has stepped in to offer an early morning service.

The airline relaunched its Guernsey-Southampton service last week after it secured its first ATR-72 aircraft.

As a result, capacity has increased by 250% with 66 seats rather than just 19 on its Jetstream service.

It is now running early flights at 7.15am – arriving in the UK at 8am – replacing its original first departure of 8.35am.

‘We were aware Flybe was closing its base over here so we were keen to offer a red-eye service out of the island with an aircraft that was based locally,’ managing director Rob Veron said.

‘We are keen to make sure we are serving our customers and provide them with the times they require.’

Comments for: "Blue Islands to pick up shortfall after Flybe pulls Southampton red-eye"

Seve

Well Done Blue Islands!

Start making money and make this route a success..... then apply for Gatwick as well.....there's a prospect!

dcp

How about a service to London City

simon

nice looking bird !

Chris

Well let's hope they don't continue their record of cancellations. They cancel at the drop of a hat. Cancelled this morning to Jersey.

guern abroad

Why don't Blue Islands do something unique and fly a destination not already served by another Airline.

That would be far better at opening up a fresh base of potential new cutomers to visit the Islands then operate already serviced routes.

Hi there

It's a shame Aurigny can't do the same. States backed and seem to be cutting routes rather than opening any new ones.

Backchat

With the public saying they are costing the taxpayer too much what choice have they got?

John

Yeah...........how about Australia :-)

Jon

Paris, Amsterdam, Zurich? Ok, you have to go via Jersey - but at least it's another option we all have - Two of which have more destinations than Heathrow and Gatwick.

Jon

As I said in another news story, don't be surprised if they use their ATR-72 on the Jersey > Southampton route from the new year.

Guern

Lets hope that they keep to time yesterday, 11.12.13 they cancelled flights inter Island and were running late on the southampton flint, not so bad if it was not normal but this is daily come on Derek tell the boys to pull their socks up, and why do we have to wait 30 minutes for our bags on flight that has only taken 25, something wrong here as well, again it is the normal and not the exception.

hjj djdj

Remember its not blue islands that is delaying bags delivery. Its Menzies the ground operator. Remember come February blue island's will be handled by aurigny so a much better service overall.

All we need is the states to approve London City now.