Flights between Jersey and Guernsey will resume in August as Blue Islands launches day return trips for business travel.
The inter-island services, which start on Thursday 6 August, have been enabled by Guernsey’s Business Tunnel initiative. Under the scheme, day-return travel to the island is permitted for essential business meetings, and no self-isolation is required.
‘We are delighted to be back in the skies connecting Jersey and Guernsey. This initial programme is clearly just a small step back to a regular schedule. However, we are very happy to support the Guernsey Business Tunnel initiative and the consequent economic benefits it should bring to both economies. And we stand ready to resume serving our regular inter-island operations from September,’ said Rob Veron, CEO of Blue Islands.
‘We also welcome the new arrival protocols established by the Government of Jersey earlier this month. It is making a big difference in safely reopening the visitor economy.’
Travellers will have to notify the States of Guernsey at least seven days prior to travel using the dedicated Business Tunnels Form. For entry into Jersey, a pre-departure registration form must be completed before your you arrive.
Both Jersey’s Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture, Senator Lyndon Farnham, and Guernsey’s President of the Committee for Economic Development Deputy Charles Parkinson praised the return of services between the two islands.
“The Committee is pleased to see Blue Islands take the opportunity afforded by the States to operate Air Tunnels between the islands, enabling travel subject, of course, to the appropriate controls being in place. The launch of this new service enables our local businesses to maintain their business relationships in Jersey,’ said Deputy Parkinson.
Matt Thomas, Group CEO for Ports of Jersey said, ‘We are very pleased to see the shortest but one of our most travelled routes back in the schedule. Blue Islands will increase the frequencies as soon as conditions allow, but for now it’s great to see Guernsey back on our departure boards.’