Airline Blue Islands has made all of its 15 ground handling staff in Guernsey redundant.
They will instead use Aurigny's services.
To ensure future long-term viability, all airlines are having to restructure and seek efficiencies, it is no different in the case of Blue Islands. As we emerge from the pandemic, re-building a sustainable future, we have had to make some difficult decisions. One such decision, is to cease operating a ground handling function in Guernsey, which has been dormant for over 12 months. From 1 July, Blue Islands will engage the services of Aurigny once again. Thankfully, this does create additional employment at Aurigny, who have committed to offering all affected Blue Islands staff the opportunity to interview for roles created as a result of this new contract.
Rob Veron, Chief Executive Officer of Blue Islands
Aurigny and Blue Islands agreed to
as a way of restoring connectivity. share some routes between the Channel Islands and the UK
The agreement is still subject to a consultation between the relevant authorities but both companies say they will remain independent, with pricing, promotion and customer care being managed by each airline independently.