Blue Islands is to start flying to Bristol as part of a new service with its franchise partner Flybe.
The local airline have said the service will start this winter, with fares from £39.99 one way.
Rob Veron, Blue Islands CEO, said it will be a regular service, operating six days a week initially: “With Blue Islands’ new triangular service via Jersey, Guernsey residents will now be able to fly Monday to Friday, and Sunday to and from Bristol this winter. For islanders and visitors alike, it’s a seamless experience, served as one flight (BE6484) on flybe.com with passengers (and checked baggage) staying onboard the same aircraft in Jersey and disembarking in Bristol. For passengers departing Bristol, the service (BE6485) is again via Jersey with Guernsey passengers staying onboard the same aircraft.”
In January, the service will become a single outbound on Friday afternoons, with Monday to Friday and Sunday afternoon Bristol to Guernsey services.
Pictured: File image of Clifton Suspension Bridge
Bristol was named "the coolest city in Britain" when it was voted the Rough Guides’ Top UK City of 2017, it was also named as one of the 52 top places on earth to visit in 2018 by the New York Times.
Aurigny flies to Bristol but with the additional services to be operated by Blue Islands/Flybe, Mr Veron said island connectivity will be further improved:
“This additional winter service demonstrates Blue Islands’ flexibility to add another destination to its route network as part of its commitment to continually seek opportunities to improve island connectivity and to further manage increased costs through fleet optimisation to drive long-term viability.”
The Bristol service will operate on a 48-seat ATR 42, launching on 29 October.
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