Following upgrades and strengthening work to the runway at Guernsey Airport, Flybe has announced it will introduce its brand new 88-seat Embraer jet aircraft on its Gatwick flights to Guernsey.
The airline will operate the jet on up to four key flights a day between Guernsey and London Gatwick from 31 March 2013.
Andrew Strong, Flybe’s MD UK commented: “We know there is a demand for a jet service on this route from both the business and leisure sectors travelling to and from the Island and our E-175 jets have been very positively received by passengers since they joined the Flybe fleet just over a year ago. With a minimum of 30” leg room and 2×2 seating, they demonstrate our product commitment to providing enhanced passenger comfort and convenience.”
Mr Strong added: “We believe from feedback received on the London Gatwick route that our passengers will welcome the Embraer jet on this route with its added comfort, quietness and speed. The E175 can deliver the right economic and environmental performance on this type of route. We therefore hope that Guernsey passengers will continue to support Flybe and the new much-awaited jet so ensuring sustainability of the service and we look forward to welcoming them on board in March when they can experience first-hand the aircraft’s added benefits.”