London City Airport will once again serve Jersey as Blue Islands Airline has announced the launch of its new executive service from London’s local airport.
The service commences on Monday 18th April and will operate twice daily, Monday to Friday, and once on Sunday evening. The route will be serviced by a new ATR 42-500 series aircraft, specifically purchased for this new London service, seating 48 passengers.
The new service will provide a ‘club class’ style travelling experience. All passengers can enjoy complimentary refreshments onboard and use of a dedicated executive lounge at Jersey Airport.
Blue Islands Chairman, Derek Coates, says the new route will allow passengers to avoid all the hassle and long check in times of Gatwick Airport. “London City is a dream airport – with a check in time of only 20 minutes, this new service means that business traveller, whose time is valuable, can make the most of a day trip to Jersey. It’s also great for colleagues in Jersey who want a full day in London and for every executive who appreciates that time is money!”
Coates states that the route is not just convenient for business travel, “Those living in Canary Wharf can leave their homes and be on one of Jersey’s stunning beaches in two hours. It is just a short, direct train ride to London City, a 20 minute check in – followed by the one hour flight. It could not be speedier or more convenient – and timely as the service is being launched just ahead of the Easter holidays.”
Richard Gooding, Chief Executive Officer at London City Airport said: “Jersey is an important connection for London City Airport as it provides crucial financial links for many of the organisations based in the vicinity.
Jersey is known for its picturesque old-world charm mixed with buzzing nightlife, elegant seafood dining in its capital St Helier and tax free shopping. It remains an excellent all year round destination for both leisure and business travellers.
Jersey also retains its’ appeal as an attractive option for leisure breaks; a mix of business and leisure travel fits our business model so we are confident that the return of this route will be successful”.