New Loganair flights between Bournemouth and Jersey took off yesterday.
The Scottish airline’s summer schedule includes three flights a week to the Channel island using a 37-seat Embraer 135 regional jet.
Flights will operate until October 4 on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Weekly Saturday flights from Bournemouth to Guernsey will be introduced on May 13.
Loganair managing director Jonathan Hinkles said: “It’s a privilege to officially start operations from Bournemouth airport for the first time, connecting England’s south coast region with the wonderful island of Jersey.
“Jersey is a perfect holiday destination and with the summer almost upon us, our schedule enables flexible breaks of different durations.”
Bournemouth airport managing director Stephen Gill said: “Loganair’s flights to the Channel Islands are excellent news for holidaymakers and businesses requiring the convenience of a customer-focused regional airport, saving them time and cost in travelling to alternative airports.”
Paul Holley, group commercial Manager for Ports of Jersey, added: “As one of our existing airline partners Loganair continues to invest in Jersey, and this summer we are pleased to welcome the Bournemouth route to the expanding Loganair network at Jersey airport.
“With a tiered choice of airfares and up to three flights a week, we anticipate a good response from both leisure and business passengers when making travel plans.”