New Isle of Mann route announced

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It's been announced the Channel Island airline Rockhopper will be renamed 'Blue Islands' to improve its holiday image. The change takes place this Valentine's day and will coincide with the delivery of Jet-stream aircraft, which will be used on a new Isle of Mann route. The new 19-seater propeller planes will operate with 2 pilots and are equipped with the latest in avionics and radar equipment.
Jetstreams will be a bit more comfortable than the Islander and Trilander aircraft presently operated on the inter-island and Bournemouth routes. Their website works as well which is more than I can say for another IOM based airline I can think of.
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Might inspire more confidence in their professionalism if they could spell the name of their destination :rolleyes:
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Might inspire more confidence in their professionalism if they could spell the name of their destination :rolleyes:
Actually I think using two Ns to become Mann is the Celtic way of spelling the islands's name, and I know the head of state position is the Lord of Mann (actually the Queen), with 2 Ns. Given that the Channel Islanders tend to be very historically correct and use traditional words themselves then the use of two Ns does not suprise me.
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It's been announced the Channel Island airline Rockhopper will be renamed 'Blue Islands' to improve its holiday image.
How is changing its name to 'Blue Islands' going to help improve its holiday image :confused: IMHO I think 'Blue Islands' is a rubbish name. I much prefer Rockhopper... :D
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IMHO I think 'Blue Islands' is a rubbish name. I much prefer Rockhopper... :D
Agreed. Rockhopper was a great name for an airline doing what they do. 1L.
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They where LeCocqs before they came Rockhopper. Blue Island is there callsign. I post about this route on the 14 december 2005 see here http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=51609 Has anyone been on Rockhopper? I have well they where still LeCocqs when I went on them from BOH to ACI on a Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander G-XAXA a brillaint airline can't wait to fly them again. James