Blue Islands
Established in 2006 by founder and chairman Derek Coates, Blue Islands carried 63,500 passengers using a combination of Islander, Trislander and Jetstream aircraft. Over the next 10 years Blue Islands continually invested in route development and passenger growth.
In June 2016, Blue Islands became a Flybe franchise partner, signing a 10 year agreement and is forecasting to carry 400,000 passengers in 2017. As a Flybe franchise partner, Blue Islands remains an independent privately owned air operator, totally committed to the Channel Islands, flying our own ATR aircraft under the Blue Islands AOC (Air Operators Certificate), without the need for Government support, using an all-ATR fleet with 46 and 68-seat variants.