Tuesday 28 June 2022
Select a region
Business

Blue Islands boosts capacity with new plane

Blue Islands boosts capacity with new plane

Monday 20 June 2022

Blue Islands boosts capacity with new plane

Monday 20 June 2022


Blue Islands has added another ATR-72 aircraft to its fleet, which can accommodate 26 more passengers than the ATR-42 it replaces.

The 72-seat aircraft arrived in Jersey last week from East Midlands Airport where it was fitted in Blue Islands’ livery, and has already started flying passengers.

All five aircraft in Blue Islands’ fleet are now ATR-72s. 

CEO Rob Veron said the addition of the new plane “demonstrates Blue Islands’ commitment to providing year-round, sustainable connectivity and socio-economic benefits for the island.”

He added: “It also underpins our positive but measured approach to growth as we emerge from the difficult market conditions caused by the pandemic over the past two years.”

He went on to note that the ATR fleet are “powered by efficient turboprop engines” and  produce “the lowest emissions per seat” in their class, and that “…our partnership with Durrell’s Rewild Carbon programme, a world-leading initiative run from Jersey, enables us (by offsetting) to make all of our flight’s Carbon Neutral and genuinely sustainable.”

Sign up to newsletter

 

Comments

Comments on this story express the views of the commentator only, not Bailiwick Publishing. We are unable to guarantee the accuracy of any of those comments.

Once your comment has been submitted, it won’t appear immediately. There is no need to submit it more than once. Comments are published at the discretion of Bailiwick Publishing, and will include your username.

To place a comment please login

You have landed on the Bailiwick Express website, however it appears you are based in . Would you like to stay on the site, or visit the site?