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Aviation News from the Channel Islands


16th June 2010 - BMiBaby Jersey-Bournemouth


BMiBaby have announced that they are to axe their newly

introuduced service between Jersey and Bournemouth.


6th June 2010 - Beech E55 Baron N554RB crashes in Menorca


A British man and his adult son died on Saturday 29th May 2010

when their plane crashed during a practice flight just hours

ahead of an air race on Spain's Menorca island, organisers said.

The two men were the only passengers on the plane, one of about

20 taking part in Air Race Menorca 2010, a spokesman for the

Royal Mahon Flying Club which organised the event told AFP.

The aircraft crashed and burst into flames about 100 metres

from the end of the runway of the club's aerodrome shortly after

taking off to join other planes that were to form an octagonal

pattern in the sky. The air race was called off following the accident.

The victims of the accident have lived on the

island for years, according to Spanish media reports. The

aircraft had visited Jersey the day before the accident.




Bob Sauvary & Aviation Safety Network - http://aviation-safety.net

3rd May 2010 - Capital Air Charter


Capital Air Charter has acquired Beech 200 Super King Air

G-ZVIP. The aircraft was formerly registered as G-SAXN.


21st April 2010 - Blue Islands


Blue Islands has commenced a new three times daily service

between Jersey and Southampton using BAe.Jetstream 32 aircraft.

At the same time Blue Islands ceased all Dornier 328 operations.


29th March 2010 - BMiBaby


BMiBaby has launched a new three times weekly service between

Jersey and Bournemouth. Flight will operate on Mon, Fri & Sat.


29th March 2010 - Blue Islands


Blue Islands took delivery of G-JIBO BAe.Jetstream 32 on the

25th March 2010.  The aircraft arrived using callsign LNQ001.


29th March 2010 - Air Southwest & Flybe


Air Southwest and Flybe both introduced Alphanumeric callsigns

on their flights to/from Guernsey with effect from the 28th March 2010.


21st March 2010 - Flybe


Flybe are re-introducing a 6th flight between Guernsey and Gatwick.

The new flight (starting on the 28th March 2010) will operate daily

except Saturday and will route Gatwick-Jersey-Guernsey-Gatwick

arriving in Guernsey at 1955 as BE949 and departing back to

Gatwick at 2010 as BE952.


21st March 2010 - Palmair


Palmair will be operating summer charter flights again this summer.

There will be a flight from Jersey-Lake Garda on Wednesday 5th May 2010

and a flight from Jersey to Croatia on Monday 28th June 2010.  Flights from

Jersey to Tunisa will operate on Sundays between the 5th September

2010 and the 26th September 2010. Flights from Jersey to Palma will be

on Saturdays between the 3rd April 2010 and the 23rd October 2010.


21st March 2010 - Flybe


Flybe will be operating flights to Spain this summer in conjunction with

FlyDirect.  Flights will operate on Saturdays and will route Guernsey-Jersey

-Malaga-Jersey-Guernsey, Guernsey-Jersey-Palma-Jersey-Guernsey and

Guernsey-Jersey-Mahon-Jersey-Guernsey.  The flights will be operated by

the Bombardier Q400 aircraft which is based in Guernsey to operate

Southampton flights. Saturday afternoon Southampton flights will be

operated by an aircraft routing Southampton-Guernsey-Southampton.

Malaga flights will operate between the 27th March 2010 and the 10th

April 2010 and again between the 9th October 2010 and the 30th October

2010. Flights to Palma will operate between the 22nd May 2010 and the

7th August 2010 while flights to Mahon will operate between the 7th

August 2010 and the 4th September 2010.


21st March 2010 - Blue Islands


BN-2A Trislanders G-BEDP and G-LCOC operated by Blue Islands are

currently for sale. It is believed that an additional BN-2A Islander will be

acquired to join G-XAXA.


20th March 2010 - Air Berlin


Air Berlin will be operating a Jersey-Dusseldorf service between 1st May 2010

and the 11th September 2010.  Flights will be operated on Saturdays using

Airbus A319 aircraft which will arrive in Jersey at 1320 and depart from Jersey

at 1405. Flight numbers will be AB3144 and AB3145.


20th March 2010 - Lufthansa


Lufthansa will be operating a Jersey-Dusseldorf service between 5th June 2010

and the 11th September 2010.  Flights will be operated on Saturdays using

Boeing 737-500 aircraft which will arrive in Jersey at 1125 and depart from

Jersey at 1255. Flight numbers will be LH4938 and LH4939.


9th March 2010 - Blue Islands


Blue Islands are going to lease BAe.Jetstream 32 G-JIBO for Summer 2010.

This aircraft was recently operated by Varisty Express.

www.ciaviation.com - Channel Islands