2 May

New Cardiff - Guernsey service launches today

Blue Islands (a Flybe franchise partner) has today launched its inaugural Cardiff to Guernsey service, which was celebrated with a traditional water cannon salute at Cardiff Airport. The new service is available to book now at flybe.com, with all ‘Just Fly’ seats at a special launch fare of just £29.99 one way including taxes and charges, when booked by 7 May 2017 (terms apply).

Rob Veron, Blue Islands CEO said "Thanks to the reach of Flybe's sales channels, Guernsey has enjoyed more exposure to potential new visitors that can discover our beautiful island this summer. For Islanders, Cardiff is not only a fantastic city break destination, but also the gateway to South Wales and all that this stunning region has to offer.”

The new route sees three direct flights per week between Guernsey and the Welsh capital, operating on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday throughout the summer until 30 September, using Blue Islands' 68-seat ATR 72 aircraft.

Deb Barber, CEO of Cardiff Airport’s, added “It’s great to welcome another airline to Cardiff Airport. Guernsey offers visitors a unique experience and boasts stunning scenery, and with three departures a week it’s ideal for a short, relaxing break. Additionally this offers Guernsey residents the perfect opportunity to visit Wales and to discover all that our stunning country has to offer.”

Mr Veron added "We relish the challenge of launching this new direct Guernsey service, working with Cardiff Airport and Guernsey’s Economic Development Department to promote Guernsey in what is a continuously evolving and competitive market."