Blue Islands implements revised timetable
From Jersey Airport,
16 March 2020
The following media statement, was issued to Jersey media by Blue Islands on 15.03.20
announcements by the States of Guernsey and the Government of Jersey advising islanders to consider avoiding all
non-essential travel to and from the islands, we are entering unprecedented
territory with the impact of Covid-19.
Blue Islands has
implemented a revised timetable, effective from Tuesday 17 March until Sunday 12
April ensuring the maintenance of critical lifeline routes as a base provision
for essential travel.
We know our services, particularly from both
Guernsey and Jersey to Southampton are heavily relied upon by both island
communities for essential travel for medical purposes. Therefore to sustain
these vital links, Blue Islands will operate morning and evening inter-island
services between Guernsey and Jersey, as well as twice daily Guernsey to
Southampton and Jersey to Southampton services plus a daily service to Bristol.
The full revised schedule
can be viewed here.
Links to Southampton are absolutely not
threatened following the closure of Flybe. Blue Islands operated the vast
majority of frequency on the Jersey-Southampton route and will continue serve
this crucial route, adding additional services where appropriate given the
reduction in Flybe operated capacity.
Neil Garwood, Managing Director of Southampton
Airport said, “Maintaining connectivity to the Channel Islands from Southampton
is of paramount importance to us. My team is fully committed to working with
Blue Islands to keep this service going and effectively managing the impact of
booked on a service not operating while the revised schedule is active will be automatically
moved to the nearest available flight and/or an alternative airport and will
receive an email notification advising of this change.
flexibility, passengers booked for travel up to and including 12 April may
change their flight to another date and route without any change fees (although
fare difference may apply).
The health and safety
of our passengers and crew is always our highest priority. Blue Islands is
responding quickly to this situation and our team is working hard to meet our
customers’ needs. We would ask our customers for their collaboration and
patience during these challenging times.
bookings and to subscribe to email updates please visit www.blueislands.com.