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Blue Islands

Blue Islands is an independently owned Channel Islands based airline, operating services between Guernsey and Jersey and to the UK and Europe since 2003, providing life-line services to our Channel Islands communities and serving our local business and tourism economies. 

Blue Islands has agreed a franchise partnership with Flybe which will see it operate services in Flybe branded aircraft between the Channel Islands and the United Kingdom. Blue Islands operates 1,100 flights per month across its routes between Guernsey and Southampton, and from Jersey to Bristol, Geneva, London City and Southampton, together with flights between Guernsey and Jersey themselves. 

The services on offer extend far beyond Blue Islands' own routes with scheduled connections over Southampton and London City onto UK and European destinations in the Flybe network to ensure business and leisure travelers alike can enjoy effortless connectivity to and from Guernsey and Jersey.

Duty Free & Flying Bar service
A selection of spirits and cigarettes at duty free prices are available to purchase on Blue Islands operated flights, together with drinks and snacks from the Flying Bar service*.

*Due to the short flight time of just 20 minutes, the inflight service is not available on inter-island flights between Guernsey and Jersey airports. 

Please see Blue Islands Conditions of Carriage


Stobart Air

Flybe Franchises

Stobart Air, formerly Aer Arann, has agreed a partnership with Flybe which will see Stobart Air operate services to mainland Europe.  As part of a five-year deal, Stobart Air will operate Flybe-branded aircraft on six new European routes from London Southend Airport.  All routes will fly from London Southend Airport to Rennes, Caen Normandy, and Groningen.

The franchise agreement means that passengers on the aforementioned routes can book their flights on

With the addition of the franchise agreement with Flybe, Stobart Air operates 764 flights per week across 33 routes from 22 departure points throughout the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Holland and Ireland. 

Stobart Air is owned by the Stobart Group along with other investors. Stobart Group’s aviation assets comprise London Southend Airport; Carlisle Lake District Airport; Stobart Air; plus air freight, maintenance and airport services. 

Stobart Air Conditions of Carriage

Please see Stobart Air Conditions of Carriage


Eastern Airways

Eastern Airways has been operating flights for 20 years with the Humberside Airport-based carrier’s largest hub in Aberdeen offering a comprehensive network of services linking the length and breadth of the UK. The airline is also the UK’s leading provider of fixed-wing air services for the oil and gas industry.

As part of a new 5 year franchise agreement, all Eastern Airways scheduled flights operate with BE flight codes and bookings are available through Services depart from Aberdeen, Wick John O’Groats, Stornoway, Glasgow, Newcastle, Durham Tees Valley, Leeds Bradford, Humberside, Belfast City, Isle of Man, Anglesey, Cardiff, Norwich, Southampton, Paris Orly and Rodez.

Eastern Airways operates over 800 flights a week, and in addition to its franchise arrangement with Flybe, it separately provides four aircraft enabling Flybe to provide a continuation of services on six branded routes in Scotland.

Offshore workers flying on Eastern Airways’ route network now have greater connectivity onto Flybe’s domestic and European network and customers can also take advantage of Flybe’s global airline association. 



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Flybe Connections

Flybe and franchisees make every effort to operate to their published schedules. There are occasions however, where it is not possible to do so and a flight may be delayed or cancelled. This notification informs you of your rights under EC Regulation No 261/2004 should this happen; it does not give you any additional contractual rights. This law is applicable to all passengers departing from an airport within the EU and to all passengers travelling into an EU Member State on an EU carrier unless they have received assistance in the country of departure. It is the operating carrier's responsibility to meet these requirements.

In the event that Flybe or one of its franchise partners fail to operate to schedule meaning a connection booked as part of a Flybe Connection is missed, then we will make every effort to reacommodate passengers onto the nearest available flight.