Showing posts with label Blue Islands. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blue Islands. Show all posts

10 July, 2023

An exciting new art trail is live in Jersey

A new colourful experience in Jersey 

50 colourful, inspiring and thrilling tortoise sculptures have taken over Jersey’s wild places, coastal vistas and urban hangouts. So whether you’re a local or just visiting, the Tortoise Takeover provides a fun and engaging way to explore this beautiful island.

Durrell is synonymous with Jersey and the community and the airline Blue Island have joined together in supporting this unique art trail.

Discover Durrell's Tortoise Takeover in Jersey until 31 August, with Blue Island flights from many UK airports. Explore the island and find the 50 giant ones and even the 65 young ones as well.

Why did they pick the Tortoise for the special takeover?  Well, from Greek mythology to Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot, tortoises have, throughout history, plodded their way into storytelling across the globe. 

The tortoise is perhaps best known as the eventual victor in Aesop’s well-known fable “The Tortoise and The Hare”, establishing these charismatic reptiles as a metaphor of persistent diligence over the excessively confident hare.   In China, the sacred tortoise symbolises longevity, power, and tenacity, and in Ancient Greek mythology, the tortoise is the symbol of the “messenger” god, Hermes. 

Perhaps they also serve a key purpose in the busy modern world, that we should take some time to, well,  go slow,  to enjoy what is going on around us,  to connect with the here and now and not worry too much about tomorrow.  To take your eyes off the rectangular screen and look at whats around you. 

From the Galรกpagos tortoises at Jersey Zoo, to the Aldabra giant tortoises that serve as “ecosystem engineers” on Round Island in Mauritius and the precious, golden-domed ploughshare from Madagascar, Durrell has worked with tortoises for decades. Sadly, chelonians, which include tortoises, turtles and terrapins, are now the most threatened vertebrate group and need our help more than ever.

The Reptile and Amphibian House at Jersey Zoo is home to some of the most endangered species that Durrell works with, but it is in urgent need of improved and more sustainable facilities.

04 March, 2023

Blue Islands - Freedom to fly 18 & 19 March

Blue Islands, the leading airline of the Channel Islands, has released more details of its first Freedom to fly course to help passengers who are scared of flying shed their fears with ease.

The next date for the course will be 18 and 19 of this month and will be held at Gurnsey Airport, with two further courses in Jersey on 29 & 30 April and 6 & 7 May.

Blue Islands’ two-day Freedom to Fly courses have had great success combining technical insights from our senior Captains, with behavioural change coaching by specialist Mo Bury and culminate in an experience flight around the islands. 

Rob Veron, CEO Blue Islands said, “Freedom to Fly is totally free, and something we’re proud to offer our island community. Travel is essential when living on an island and we want to play our part in making a difference to the lives of our attendees through the opportunities that travel brings. A fear of flying is surprisingly common, and can have a real impact on those who are affected, whether it’s connecting with friends and family, or required for work travel, it’s an essential part of island life.”

Rob added, “We developed our Freedom to Fly course back in 2017 and have continually developed it since; fine-tuning our proven formula to deliver the best possible environment to help participants successfully overcome their fears and enjoy air travel in greater comfort.  Also, to embrace those where new aversions have perhaps developed during the two-year hiatus of the pandemic.”

30 September, 2022

BlueIslands special offer on flights between Southampton and Guernsey

Guernsey has a rich history and is a thriving business centre. Make the most of the great outdoors, enjoy coasteering, walks along cliff paths and lazy days on beautiful beaches on your holiday or weekend break. The second largest Channel Island, Guernsey has an area of 24 square miles and lies Guernsey in the English Channel, 30 miles off the coast of France.

The capital St Peter Port is a bustling harbour town with a tapestry of architectural styles that tell the story of the island's changing fortunes. Find time for some tax-free shopping in the quaint boutiques and enjoy a variety of culinary styles in a fantastic selection of restaurants.  Guernsey has a population of 63,021 and has everything you need for pleasure 

Discover that island feeling in Guernsey this winter. From historic sites and crisp coastal walks to quaint Christmas markets and island hopping, enjoy 20% off when you fly to Guernsey from Southampton this winter.

20% off all Southampton - Guernsey flights*
๐Ÿท️ Enter Promo code: WINTER

Travel between 7 November 2022 and 31 March 2023

Book by midnight 12 October 2022

Plus 23kg hold luggage and generous cabin baggage allowance included as standard.

Guernsey is home to beautiful beaches along with a host of fun-packed attractions and outdoor activities. Book your getaway today!

Best for beaches....

Situated on the island's west coast, Grandes Rocques is a sandy beach home to rock pools and sand dunes. The perfect place to enjoy a delicious Guernsey ice-cream and spend the day exploring!

Photo Guernsey Tourism 

02 June, 2022

New Norwich to Jersey summer route

Norwich Airport is celebrating the return of flights to Jersey with the start of Blue Islands’ new summer service.  The direct Norwich to Jersey flights operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer up until 24 September.

Rob Veron, Chief Executive of Blue Islands, said: “We’ve seen an excellent response to our convenient twice-weekly service, proving a popular option for those in the Norwich area looking forward to once again enjoying the warm welcome of Jersey”.

Blue Islands have teamed up with Premier Holidays to offer a range of holidays to Jersey from Norwich Airport. Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands between England and France, where British familiarity mixes with a continental feel.

Mark Godfrey, Director of Premier Holidays, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Blue Islands on the Norwich to Jersey service. By offering a wide selection of competitively priced holidays to Jersey including short breaks, luxury gourmet stays, traditional package holidays, coach groups and self-catering options, Premier Holidays have secured strong forward sales for the 2022 season.”

Richard Pace, Managing Director at Exeter Airport, said: “Jersey is a very welcome addition to our summer schedule, and we’re delighted to be offering passengers even more choice from their local airport. We’re offering 17 direct destinations in nine countries in 2022/23, plus worldwide connectivity via Amsterdam, and are seeing a significant increase in passengers.”

Countries reached directly from Norwich Airport in 2022/23 include Bulgaria (Bourgas), Cyprus (Paphos), Greece (Corfu, Crete, Rhodes), Italy (Bergamo, gateway to the Italian Lakes), Netherlands (Amsterdam), Spain – Balearics (Ibiza, Majorca, Menorca), Spain – Canaries (Tenerife), and Turkey (Dalaman). There are also day trips and arctic experiences to Lapland.

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07 April, 2022

Blue Islands sale offer....

20% off all Southampton - Guernsey seats
with blueislands

Escape to the archipelago of Guernsey this summer. Whether island hopping and outdoor adventure, tucking into Guernsey delicacies, or simply feeling the sand between your toes, discover a hidden gem in the British Isles this summer.

Save 20% off* all seats to Guernsey from Southampton.

Travel between 28 April and 15 July 2022
Book by midnight 14 April 2022
๐Ÿท️ Promo code: SUMMER

Plus 23kg hold luggage and generous cabin baggage allowance included as standard.

Whether rock-pooling at Port Soif, surfing at Vazon Bay or basking in the sun at Cobo Bay, Guernsey's 40 beaches range from sheltered southern coves to wide expanses of white sand in the north.   With Napoleonic sea defences, 800 year old Castle Cornet, fabulous Candie Gardens as well as Hauteville House and the Little Chapel, Guernsey has a story to tell around every corner. Devour the best local cuisine while admiring spectacular views. With St Peter Port's culinary seafront, clifftop bistros, or even BBQ friendly beaches, Guernsey's al fresco dining scene is one of a kind.

*20% discount available on publicly available Blue Fly fares on when booked by midnight 14 April 2022 for travel between 28 April and 15 July 2022, when using promo code 'SUMMER'.

Applies to direct scheduled Guernsey/Jersey flights to the UK flights operated by Blue Islands except point-to-point flights between Guernsey and Jersey. Discount also not applicable on flights to Zurich, Rennes or Dublin, ad-hoc flights to Europe, charter flights, or bookings which include services operated by our airline partner loganair.

Discount is not applied to Government Taxes including APD (Air Passenger Duty) or the £1 Carbon Offset Contribution.

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26 September, 2021

Norwich – Jersey service for Summer 2022

Channel Islands airline to fly direct to Jersey

Direct flights to Jersey from Norwich will once again be possible from next summer as Channel Islands-based airline, Blue Islands has announced it will serve convenient twice-weekly flights as it further enhances its regional network with seats available to book now at

Rob Veron, CEO of Blue Islands, said: “As Jersey’s airline, we’re thrilled to be providing new direct flights from Norwich and we look forward to welcoming new visitors from Norfolk to our beautiful island next summer as we grow our regional network.”

Although just 9 x 5 miles, Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands. It boasts a diverse coastline with amazing beaches and dramatic cliffs, together with a rich history, unique culture and mouth-watering cuisine created using the freshest local ingredients from the land and sea available at every turn!

Amanda Burns, CEO Visit Jersey, said: “Visit Jersey is delighted with this very positive announcement, which demonstrates the growing appeal of Jersey and provides a much-needed connection from East Anglia. We very much look forward to welcoming Blue Islands visitors from Norwich next year.”

04 September, 2020

Flights from Exeter airport to Manchester and Jersey restart

Exeter Airport welcomes the return of flights to Manchester and Jersey this week, with both served by Blue Islands.

Services to Manchester and Jersey were core to the airport over a number of years, attracting thousands of regular travellers from the South West, serving business and leisure passengers.

Rob Veron, Blue Islands CEO said: “We are very pleased to reinstate two very popular routes from Exeter. The flights will initially operate three days a week, and for next summer we will increase frequencies with Manchester served three times a day and Jersey once a day.

31 March, 2019

Blue Islands to operate flights to Jersey from 22 German airports this summer.

The Channel Islands airline Blue Islands has partnered with Specialist German tour operator Globalis to operate flights from 22 different German airports and one in Switzerland to Jersey over the forthcoming 16-week summer season.

According to the ATR operating airline, the flights will operate on Saturdays and Sunday from 13 April until 16 June and from 21 September until 27 October from a total of 23 different airports. Visitors will arrive from 22 different German airports including Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt, additionally there is also a flight from Basel in Switzerland, which is all part of Globalis’ summer activity to Jersey.