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Blue Islands passenger numbers 'flying high'

Blue Islands passenger numbers 'flying high'

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Blue Islands passenger numbers 'flying high'

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Blue Islands said it has enjoyed a "record breaking summer", as it welcomed 37,788 passengers onboard in August, which is the most customers it has ever served in a single month.

It also represented an increase of 8% from August 2017.

This comes as the Channel Islands based airline flew 107,298 passengers in the summer months of June, July and August, another record amount, up 3% from the same period in 2017. 

The airline invested in larger ATR aircraft during winter 2016/17, which Rob Veron, Blue Islands CEO, said is one of the reasons for the record figures.

“We are pleased with the strong passenger numbers this summer," he said. "Blue Islands has sustainably grown its fleet capacity, investing in the larger 68-seat ATR 72 aircraft, and with the fleet set to continue to evolve, it will enable Blue Islands to further develop its services for Channel Islanders and inbound visitors alike. 

“From Jersey, London City was particularly strong with customers taking advantage of the airport’s unrivalled location in the heart of London. Thanks to one booking and the high frequency of Blue Islands operated flights from Guernsey and Jersey to Southampton, passengers are also increasingly using Southampton Airport when flying to destinations across the UK and Europe with easy connections to flights operated by Blue Islands’ franchise partner Flybe.” 

Blue Islands also recently announced the return of its fly/rail link from Guernsey to central London via Southampton.

Pictured top: Rob Veron

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