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[textarea]Blue Islands to buy Aurigny

The Guernsey owned airline Aurigny is set to be sold to its rival Blue Islands. The States have agreed in principle with Blue Islands to sell Aurigny and Anglo-Normandy Engineering.

When the States bought Aurigny in 2003, they did so to protect slots at Gatwick seen as essential to business and leisre connections to the Island, but that can only be owned by an airline. Since then there has been opposition, mainly from rival airlines, to the ownership.

The States and Blue Islands will now negotiate terms for two months before a final decision on the sale.

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[textarea]Jersey Airport Blue Island plane crash

A plane has crashed after touching down at Jersey Airport.

The landing gear on the Blue Islands ATR 42 plane failed to open after what was described by their airline as an "unspecified" mechanical failure.

The flight from Guernsey to Jersey, with 43 people on board crashed on the runway at about 08:30 BST.

No-one was injured, but flights have been suspended and the runway will remain closed until 14:30 BST. Passengers should check in as normal.[/textarea]
Full report at http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-18469947

Rather an emotive and exaggerated headline.
 

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Not the sort of journalism we would expect from the BBC with a title"Jersey Airport Blue Island plane crash", maybe the Sun or the Mirror perhaps? I can't imagine what went through the minds of relatives reading that material.
 

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The franchise agreement with Flybe has now been confirmed and will take effect from June this year. The Blue Islands aircraft will be Flybe branded with Flybe flight numbers although Blue Islands will continue as an independent airline with its own AOC.

http://aviationtribune.com/airlines/eur ... ent-flybe/
 

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What now for the Flybe franchise if the Virgin consortium (assuming Flybe shareholders accept the Virgin consortium bid) decides it wants to take a completely different approach to its new airline's business?
 

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Wouldn't they just continue to operate under franchise agreement? Anyone have any idea how long it is for?
 

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