Published on May 11th, 2022 | by Alan Dwyer


Channel Islands Flights Set for Take-Off

Direct flights to Dublin from the Channel Islands have been cleared for take-off following several weeks of disruption. The problem was around permits with a post-Brexit licensing issue that stopped flights landing in Dublin after a temporary allowance ran out. Aurigny had started their new service from Guernsey to Dublin in March, however, the temporary licencing expired at the end of the month and the flights were operated to Belfast City Airport. Blue Islands were due to start their service from Jersey to Dublin in March but all their flights only served Belfast too and passengers were then bussed to Dublin. Aurigny will restart direct services on Tuesday 17th May with Blue Islands resuming a couple of days later on Thursday 19th May. Both airlines are scheduled to use ATR 72 aircraft on their respective services

Commenting on granting the licence to serve Dublin direct from Guernsey, Aurigny’s Commercial Director Malcolm Coupar said: “It makes such a difference when people can travel between the destinations in one short flight. It really looks like the luck of the Irish has finally come good.”

Also commenting was the CEO of Blue Islands Rob Veron who said, “We are excited to be able to fully launch our Jersey – Dublin service and would like to thank all our customers for their understanding and patience while the licensing issues were resolved. Thanks to the Channel Islands, Irish and UK governments working to ensure the route is able to operate, we look forward to providing Jersey residents, and visitors to our island, our Dublin service this summer. We are proud to play our role in sustainably developing Jersey’s connectivity and eagerly anticipate a busy summer building our regional route network, and of course, welcoming many visitors to discover Jersey.” 

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