Back in March, Flybe launched a daily flight between Guernsey and Heathrow.
The service was underwritten by the State of Guernsey to the tune of £800,000. It was using the slot pair that Virgin had leased to now-bankrupt Cobalt Air for a Larnaca service.
The service has clearly gone well – or at least Virgin Atlantic has no other use for the Heathrow slots at the moment – because Flybe has extended the service for the Winter season. It is now bookable until the end of March 2020.
The flight times will be:
- Depart Heathrow 4.35pm, arrive Guernsey 5.40pm
- Depart Guernsey 1.45pm, arrive Heathrow 2.50pm
Flybe will use a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft with 78 seats.
There is a special page on Guernsey on the Flybe website which you can find here. Local airline Blue Islands operates as a Flybe franchise partner which is why there are so many existing routes, although the new service is ‘mainline’ Flybe.