Guernsey Press

Blue Islands stops all flights out of Guernsey

BLUE ISLANDS has cancelled all flights out of Guernsey.

Blue Islands CEO Rob Veron. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 27596012)

With immediate effect, the airline says that none of its scheduled flights from Guernsey to Jersey and Southampton will operate.

The move follows the stipulation from the States of Guernsey and the Government of Jersey that all arriving travellers must self-isolate for 14 days because of the coronavirus.

'Unsurprisingly, this means there is little or no demand for scheduled services. As such, Blue Islands has further revised its Jersey operations. Any affected passengers will be automatically moved and notified of that change,' a spokesperson says.

Scheduled flights will resume at a date to be confirmed.

Blue Islands says it is standing by to resume services when deemed appropriate.

Rob Veron, CEO Blue Islands, said: 'We are a locally-owned and operated airline, with our heart in the Channel Islands, our Blue Islands team has worked incredibly hard over the last few weeks to manage the collapse of Flybe and to assist travellers in a time of great uncertainty and change. We would like to thank all of our customers for their continued support and understanding.

'We stand by the States of Guernsey and Government of Jersey’s policies to control the spread of Covid-19. The health of our islands is the responsibility of the whole community.'