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About Blue Islands

Blue Islands is based in the Channel Islands, which are situated between the United Kingdom and France. Although it is registered in Saint Anne, Alderney, the airline's actual headquarters are located at Saint Peter Port on the island of Guernsey. Its primary centre for operations is also based at Guernsey Airport and Jersey Airport. When it was founded in 1999, the airline was called Le Coq's Airlink. It has undergone a couple of name changes since then, and in 2003 became Rockhopper, before settling on Blue Islands in 2006. Starting in 2016, it operates its flights under a franchise from Flybe.

Blue Islands is a regional carrier and operates routes within the Channel Islands as well as to destinations in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe. It uses a fleet of 5 aircraft to reach its scheduled destinations. Excluding its 2 bases, the airline flies to London City Airport, Southampton Airport and Geneva International Airport.

Online check-in

Online check-in is not an option for passengers travelling on Blue Islands flights. Instead, passengers will have to check in for their flight at the airport. For flights within the Channel Islands, airport check-in counters are open starting from 1 hour before the flight and closing 30 minutes prior to departure. On other routes, i.e. to the United Kingdom or mainland Europe, the airline's check-in counters will be open from 90 minutes before a flight is scheduled to depart and will remain open until 45 minutes prior to take-off. Passengers arriving later than these times will not be allowed to board their flight.

Hand luggage allowance

All passengers on a Blue Islands flight have a hand luggage allowance of 1 item. This may weigh up to 6 kg. The maximum size for hand luggage is determined by the type of aircraft in use on the flight in question. On ATR airplanes, the maximum hand luggage size is 45 x 35 x 15 cm. On Trislander or Islander airplanes, the maximum hand luggage size is 40 x 30 x 20 cm. These size limits include any pockets, wheels or handles that may stick out. This is to ensure that hand luggage will fit in the storage spaces provided. If passengers try to bring luggage on board that is larger than these limits, they will be charged to have it checked into the plane's hold.

Checked baggage allowance

All passengers on a Blue Islands flight have the same checked baggage allowance. Each person with a seat on the flight has an allowance of 1 checked bag, which has a maximum weight of 20 kg. If any passenger's luggage is overweight, they may be charged a fee. The airline does claim that it will waive excess baggage fees, but they are unable to guarantee that overweight luggage will be carried. Overweight items will only be carried if there is sufficient space for it in the aircraft's hold. In addition to this, any item of luggage heavier than 32 kg will not be carried by the airline for safety reasons.

Airline Information

  • Airline name: Blue Islands
  • IATA code: SI
  • Year Founded: 1999
  • Headquarters: Saint Peter Port, Guernsey
  • Website: blueislands.com

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