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30th March 2009

Flybe welcomes Guernsey Commerce and Employment decision on liberalising route licensing

Flybe, Europe’s largest and most successful regional airline, today wholeheartedly welcomed the announcement by the Department of Commerce and Employment to accept the recommendations of the Office of Utility Regulation (OUR) report into the liberalisation of air route licensing.

Flybe have long been on record as saying that liberalisation will lead to real and tangible benefits for Guernsey and no more so at this time of economic challenge.

Commenting on the decision, Ian Taylor, Flybe’s General Manager in the Channel Islands said:

“Flybe is very pleased to learn of the Department’s decision and the foresight shown by the States on this matter. We have long argued that liberalisation will benefit the island’s economy and that, like Jersey and the Isle of Man, an Open Skies policy will reap benefits for Guernsey.”