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Rebonjour! Jersey’s direct Rennes link returns

Rebonjour! Jersey’s direct Rennes link returns

Monday 13 February 2023

Rebonjour! Jersey’s direct Rennes link returns

Monday 13 February 2023

Direct flights from Jersey to Rennes will be relaunching this summer.

Blue Islands, which launched the route last year, will be restarting the service on 23 June – with departures on Fridays and Mondays – and continue until 11 September, with additional flights on Wednesdays from 26 July to 30 August.

"Our focus is keeping Jersey connected, and we are excited to be providing direct links to France again this year with more flights added for greater choice and convenience as we look to sustainably build on last year's programme," the airline's CEO, Rob Veron, commented.

"Rennes is a beautiful city that's just a 40-minute flight from Jersey, and boasts excellent car hire, bus and train connections, meaning it's also the perfect the gateway to the idyllic region of Brittany and destinations throughout France."

Economic Development Minister Kirsten Morel previously said he would like to see the Rennes service become available all year round, on the basis that it could help increase tourism and economic activity between the two jurisdictions. He has also spoken of hopes of getting Jersey better connected to other European destinations.

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Pictured: Economic Development Minister Deputy Kirsten Morel wants Jersey to have more direct links to European destinations.

Blue Islands also has scheduled summer services to Dublin and Ibiza, while easyJet has recently launched a direct route to Amsterdam.

Deputy Morel said he believed that links to Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Lisbon and other major cities could be commercially viable, after easyJet confirmed it had received a positive response to its new service to the Netherlands' capital, and said he would be "engaging with Ports [of Jersey] to encourage them to further the expansion of our European networks."

An easyJet spokesperson said last month that the airline did not have any immediate plans to operate more routes from Jersey, but added: "We continually keep our network under review to identify opportunities to offer more choice for our customers."

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