Airline Flybe says that it is aiming to continue to grow its regional routes – but there are no “immediate” plans for a return to Channel Island skies.
The airline - which started life in 1979 as 'Jersey European' - was one of the first major casualties of the pandemic, collapsing into administration in March 2020.
Many of its Jersey routes were snapped up by a newly Government-backed Blue Islands among other airlines.
Months after its collapse, the brand was bought by a consortium called Cyrus Capital and the rescued 'Flybe 2.0' took to the skies again with Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh and Glasgow among the new destinations accessible from its new Birmingham base.
This week, Flybe announced that it would be expanding to the Isle of Man from 30 October, with five flights a week to and from London Heathrow and six from George Best Belfast City.
CEO Dave Pflieger said the routes were part of an "enhanced winter schedule" reflecting "the expansion of our fleet and network within Great Britain and Northern Ireland, but also into Europe".
When asked whether the Channel Islands were on the cards during this period of expansion by Express, a spokesperson responded: "At present Flybe does not have any immediate plans to operate routes to and from the Channel Islands."
"However," they added, "Flybe will continue to grow its UK regional opportunities so we will regularly review all opportunities for new services, including between the UK and Channel Islands."
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