Blue Islands’ Purple Patch

Some of Blue Islands aircraft might fly in the colours of another airline, but it keeps its destiny in its own hands, as Bernie Baldwin discovers in an exclusive interview with its CEO.

One online dictionary defi nes a ‘purple patch’ as a run of success. It could have a double meaning for Blue Islands, the regional carrier based in the Channel Islands. The airline has been going through better times since it entered a franchise agreement with Flybe to operate flights under the latter’s brand, in which – for those who didn’t realise it – purple is the dominant colour. As a result, Blue Islands now links eight UK destinations to the islands’ two main landmasses of Jersey (where the operations and customer care offce is) and Guernsey (location of the head offce).

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