As of Monday 5 November 2007, the British airline Blue Islands is providing a scheduled direct connection to the island of Jersey, with an onward connection to Guernsey.
Blue Islands will be making these flights three times a week - on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - with thirty-seater Dornier 328s.
The inaugural flight took place today, bringing to Geneva a strong Channel Islands delegation headed by Alan McLean, deputy foreign trade minister, Derek Coates, chairman of Blue Islands, and Max Schnellmann, Counsellor at the Swiss embassy in the United Kingdom. They were welcomed by François Longchamp, State Councillor and Chairman of GVA’s Management Board, who stressed that Geneva was delighted to see the resumption of air links with Jersey and Guernsey, whose role in banking needs no introduction.
For his part, Alan McLean said he hoped that the new connection would help to strengthen links between two of the most important financial centres in Europe.
Blue Islands is a rapidly expanding regional airline. Based in the Channel Islands, its network serves the south coast of the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man and France. It focuses mainly on quality travel and provides in-flight service of a high standard.