On Friday 15 March 2024, Blue Islands Limited, a regional airline of the Channel Islands, confirmed that it will start trials of a new route between Luxembourg and Jersey, with connections to and from Guernsey, from 14 May.

The announcement, following completion of a consultation process that started in January, stated that the airline is seeking to provide easier access between these key jurisdictions, specifically for the business community.

Rob Veron, CEO Blue Islands said: “We are excited to announce a trial of direct flights to Luxembourg and we thank our valued customers for the active engagement in supporting this trial. With convenient departure times, significant savings on travel times and avoiding any airport changes and/or transit stays, our direct service enables the business traveller to maximise their valuable time away.”

The four-week trial of direct flights from Jersey to Luxembourg starts 14 May, operating twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays on alternative weeks and follows the airline’s announcement last week of a new Isle of Man service which commences on 23 April.

Rob Veron added “Support from businesses during the trial combined with the commitment already received will determine if a viable scheduled Luxembourg service can be launched to fully complement our Isle of Man service announced last week. This enhanced connectivity could be a true enabler for industry across these jurisdictions – we are hopeful that this trial will attract sufficient demand to support the viability of a permanent direct service between the islands and Luxembourg".

James Young, Chief Change Officer Crestbridge said: “A regular direct link to Luxembourg is a game-changer for our broader teams to connect without the hassle of flight connections and regular layovers.

About Blue Islands

Blue Islands Limited is a regional airline of the Channel Islands. Its head office is in Forest, Guernsey, and its registered office is in Saint Anne, Alderney. It operates scheduled services from and within the Channel Islands to the United Kingdom and Europe.

For details, see https://www.blueislands.com/