Direct flights to Dublin cleared for take-off from Jersey and Guernsey

Aurigny and Blue Islands
Both Aurigny and Blue Islands will restart direct services to Dublin in mid-May. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Direct flights to Dublin from Jersey and Guernsey will restart in mid-May following weeks of disruption.

Airlines Blue Islands and Aurigny thanked customers for their patients as services currently have to land in Belfast before passengers are bused across to their final destination.

The problem was around permits with a post-Brexit licensing issue that stopped flights landing in Dublin after a temporary allowance ran out.

Aurigny will restart direct services on Tuesday 17 May with Blue Islands resuming a couple of days later on Thursday 19 May.

Aurigny's Commercial Director Malcolm Coupar said: "It makes such a difference when people can travel between the destinations in one short flight.

"It really looks like the luck of the Irish has finally come good."

Blue Islands' Chief Executive Rob Veron said: "We are proud to play our role in sustainably developing Jersey’s connectivity and eagerly anticipate a busy summer building our regional route network, and of course welcoming many visitors to discover Jersey."