Ground Services

Blue Islands to start providing its own ground handling services

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Guernsey Airport based Blue Islands is set to expand its team as it gears up to provide its own ground handling services from its Channel Islands base.

The regional carrier operates under the Flybe brand, following a franchise deal between the two airlines and it will create 35 new positions – including check-in agents, aircraft despatchers, baggage handlers, ramp agents and several supervisory roles.

Blue Islands has fleet of five ATR aircraft and operates routes from Guernsey Airport to various destinations in Europe, notably the UK but will soon be starting new links to Liverpool, London Southend and Cornwall Newquay.

Blue Islands chief executive officer, Rob Veron said: “So far this year we have announced the launch of three new routes to Liverpool, London Southend and Newquay, plus we have a busy summer programme of series charters for a number of European tour operator partners.

“Therefore, with our existing handling arrangements coming to the end of the contracted term, we have the opportunity to establish our own presence once more at Guernsey Airport, ensuring focused and attentive, best value handling provision for our customers.”