Easier travel links promised after Loganair and Blue Islands deal
LOGANAIR and Blue Islands have formed a partnership to connect the Channel Islands and the UK regions.
Loganair is the UK's largest regional airline, following the collapse earlier this year of Flybe. The Scottish airline was a franchise partner of the UK business, but the arrangement ended in 2017. Blue Islands was also a Flybe franchise partner until earlier this year.
One of the benefits of the arrangement is that connecting flights could be booked on one ticket, which results in cheaper ticket prices as passengers will be able to avoid paying double air passenger duty.
Loganair and Blue Islands new partnership will help people travel more smoothly between the islands, the Isle of Man and the UK.
The links will mainly focus on the Southampton and Manchester hubs, where people can change flights
Blue Islands’ chief executive Rob Veron said: 'We are excited to form this new partnership with Loganair, hand in hand with a significant expansion of our own route network after 15 years of Channel Islands’ centred operations. It further enhances Blue Islands’ commitment to deliver robust and reliable regional air connectivity. We are delighted to be able to offer customers an extended route network with the peace of mind of guaranteed connections, air passenger duty savings and the easy convenience of checked-through hold luggage in a single ticket.'