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New direct flights to connect Isle of Man and Jersey

Five-week trial to start in November

Direct flights between the Isle of Man and Jersey are going on sale as part of a five-week trial.

Blue Islands says the service, which will launch in November, follows engagement with the business community.

It will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 November to 7 December.

People will also be able to connect to Guernsey – staying onboard the same aircraft.

Chief executive Rob Veron said: “We’re excited to trial direct flights to the Isle of Man.

“Through surveys and discussions with key businesses in each Island we have some insights into the likely market requirement.

“The next stage in assessing the viability of such services is this 5-week trial.

“Blue Islands is committed to providing services that bring strategic benefit to the islands.

“We’re launching this trial with a number of cornerstone corporate partners, who have each taken an advance allocation of seats, enabling us to explore the longer-term viability of a year-round service.

“We thank everyone that has provided feedback and to the organisations that have committed to purchase seats in advance; this is a unique collaboration that ensures the viability of the trial which we hope will enable a longer term scheduled service.”

If successful a full scheduled service could be launched early next year.

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