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Blue Islands bringing another 5,000 German, Swiss and Dutch visitors in 2024

Summer inbound European charter programme takes off.

10 April 2024

The first in an extensive series of charter flights for incoming European visitors to the Channel Islands takes off from Saturday 13 April, with a Blue Islands ATR 72 aircraft flying the first guests from Stuttgart to Jersey.

Over the summer ahead, Blue Islands aircraft will be operating 80 roundtrips from 15 different departure points in Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland to fly incoming visitors to the Channel Islands. With charter flights radiating as far afield as Berlin, Zurich, Groningen and Rotterdam, the airline could fly up to 5,000 guests to Jersey and Guernsey during this summer’s programme.

Rob Veron, Blue Islands CEO said, “We’re proud to play our part in welcoming visitors to our beautiful islands this summer. Operated by our Jersey and Guernsey-based aircraft, flight crew and cabin crew, the activity highlights the contribution to the visitor economy of a locally-based airline being the trusted partner to service a broad range of requirements from European tour operators.” 

The series of flights could generate over 37,000 visitor nights in the Channel Islands, equivalent to filling a mid-size hotel for an entire year and up to an estimated £5 million visitor spend into the local economies.

 

 

Notes:

The summer 2024 charter programme commences Saturday 13 April and will see flights operate from 12 departure points in Germany: Berlin; Braunschweig; Bremen; Cologne/Bonn; Frankfurt; Friedrichshafen; Hamburg; Hannover; Memmingen; Munster/Osnabruck; Nuremburg; Stuttgart. From Groningen and Rotterdam in the Netherlands and from Zurich, Switzerland. 

Tour operators

Charter flights can be booked via the European tour operator chartering Blue Islands' aircraft for the journey, and cannot be purchased directly from Blue Islands with the exception of Zurich which can also be booked online at www.blueislands.com.

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