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Old 27th Oct 2022, 20:56
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Perhaps they have looked at it and decided against it? Quite possible.
Possibly yes but JER always had high passenger figures ex CWL with BA, JE, WW & BE and guarantee they be crying out for a new operator restoring this link.
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Old 27th Oct 2022, 21:02
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I'm sure they will be, but with the traditional Jersey tourism market in long-term decline due to reducing amounts of accommodation there, a lot of things which used to happen in Jersey won't. That's partly why you've seen Jet2 cut back their Jersey programme too. The island used to have schedules to Bournemouth too, and weekend charters to Gloucester, Oxford, Manston, Blackpool, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness and probably several others that I can't remember but none are still flying today. As they say in the small print on your pension, past performance is not indicative of future results!
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Old 27th Oct 2022, 21:22
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why early ?
That's for someone else to say on an open forum.
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Old 29th Oct 2022, 02:50
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Originally Posted by Letsflycwl View Post
I’m surprised that Blue Islands have not looked at the possibility of JER-CWL-JER flights for S23. Would be an ideal fit for them.
Because they've got a lot of vested interest in Bristol and as far as I'm aware passenger loads on JER-BRS aren't where they should be, last thing they'll want to do is lure people away.
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Old 29th Oct 2022, 17:42
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Originally Posted by N123JB View Post
BI are studying a return to IOM with direct flights from JER.
I can't see there being sufficient demand for direct JER-IOM-JER flights; SI currently has a partnership in place with LM that allows for customers to buy a single through-ticket that offers 'seamless connections', so surely developing a strong network of one-stop journey options via a mainland destination would be a better proposition for both carriers.

For example, SI could consider operating JER-LPL (as LM offers LPL-IOM) or perhaps LM could operate IOM-SOU (as SI offers SOU-JER).
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Old 29th Oct 2022, 18:09
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The only issue with that is for many potential customers on that route, they’re limited on the number of days they can be in the UK even for a flight connection. A non-stop service avoids the issue.
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Old 29th Oct 2022, 18:29
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Jersey - IoM has been tried quite often over the last 15-20 years; & has never proved to be a "goer". I am surprised that Blue Island are resurrecting it - again.
There is , perhaps an unquantifiable, demand from the finance industry in both islands, but I don't think that there is much of a demand elsewhere in either island. Overall, I can't see it lasting this time, either.
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Old 29th Oct 2022, 22:38
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IOM - JER has been a 19 seater route in the past served with Jetstream and Dorniers, if memory serves (and in the case of Manx2. their Dornier made a stop at GLO en route). .Not sure how they can reasonably expcet to make it work with a 70 seater in times of video conferencing, WFH etc.
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Old 13th Nov 2022, 23:07
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Originally Posted by kcockayne View Post
Jersey - IoM has been tried quite often over the last 15-20 years; & has never proved to be a "goer". I am surprised that Blue Island are resurrecting it - again.
There is , perhaps an unquantifiable, demand from the finance industry in both islands, but I don't think that there is much of a demand elsewhere in either island. Overall, I can't see it lasting this time, either.
BI's argument is that now BA/Flybe don't serve IOM there's no one-booking connecting option, and the only alternative is a really long layover at LGW on EZY or Loganair who seem to be stupidly expensive. When BI originally served IOM it was successful, I remember it being up to twice daily at one point, however was scrapped as frequencies would've had to have been cut pretty dramatically if the route was to move to the ATR, which would hence make BA/Flybe a more attractive option, plus I also remember BI heavily pushing the ability to self connect through LCY when they first launched the latter. I'd say their argument isn't totally hopeless, however I can't see how they can make it work with 70 seats per flight. You're either going to have such limited frequency again or end up flooding the market.
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Old 1st Feb 2023, 16:18
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Does Blue Islands currently have any other bases than Jersey and Guernsey. Do they nightstop there aircraft or do they return to Jersey and Guernsey every night.

I know there was talk about a base at Exeter or Southampton.

Did that ever happen

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Old 1st Feb 2023, 19:02
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They only night stop at GCI & JER. The proposed UK bases never got off the ground I think I'm correct in saying..
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Old 1st Feb 2023, 19:29
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Originally Posted by Jerbourg View Post
They only night stop at GCI & JER. The proposed UK bases never got off the ground I think I'm correct in saying..
Okay , cheers for that info......
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