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‘Business model had to change to be lawful’

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BLUE ISLANDS has given a positive response to news that airline Waves will be seeking a full route licence.

Waves revealed yesterday that it would no longer be taking single passenger bookings and would be applying to the Transport Licensing Authority for a full route licence.

Blue Islands is currently taking legal action against the Transport Licensing Authority, based on its belief that the airline was not an air taxi and so should not be exempt.

Yesterday Waves, launched initially as an Uber-style on demand service, said that it would no longer be taking single passenger bookings and would then be applying to the TLA.

The company’s deputy chief executive officers Barrie Baxter said that the decision followed ‘liaison and correspondence with the Transport Licensing Authority in Guernsey’.

Blue Islands said it was pleased that the TLA ‘has now reached a decision on Waves’ operation, which was not an air taxi as defined by the law, and notes Waves will cease its illegal flying and move to an operation compliant with the law,’ said a spokesman.

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