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Southend Airport welcomes Blue Islands' Guernsey flight

Posted 20 May 2019 · Add Comment

Blue Islands has today launched new year-round daily flights to Guernsey from London Southend Airport.



Above: As the first 68-seat Blue Islands ATR 72-500 aircraft touched down at London Southend after the inaugural 75-minute flight from the Channel Islands, it was met with a traditional water canon salute.

Guernsey offers year round attractions for early spring break, a summer beach holiday or an autumn visit when the crowds have gone but the sun may still be shining. Its stunning coastline and nearby islands of Herm and Sark, offer dozens of stunning beaches, adventure sports such as coasteering and rock climbing and the north coast of Guernsey is proving increasingly popular for water sports.

Guernsey is also renowned for its food scene. Island-grown produce, like vine tomatoes, mushrooms and peppers, and local seafood appear prominently on local menus.



A bove: (left to right) Damon Knight (LSA) Rob Veron (Blue Island CEO) and Tom Barrasin (Blue Island CCO), at London Southend Airport.

Rob Veron, Blue Islands CEO said “As a true Channel Islands airline, Blue Islands is proud to be able to invest in providing an exciting year-round, lowest-cost and convenient link from London Southend Airport to Guernsey. We look forward to welcoming visitors from across the airport’s catchment to discover our beautiful island.”

Glyn Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Stobart Aviation, owners of London Southend Airport said “We are delighted that Blue Islands, has chosen London Southend to provide a new route to Guernsey from our fast-growing airport – our sec ond new airline to arrive in May alone!  With our own railway station just 100 paces from the terminal door, up to six trains an hour into London in under an hour and our award-winning customer service, we expect our latest route to Guernsey to prove very popular with passengers from London and the South East.”

 

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