Cambridge Airport, UK, welcomed the first of its new scheduled airline flights on May 12.
The inaugural one-hour flight from Jersey landed at Cambridge at 15.35. It was run by Channel Islands-based regional airline Blue Islands and was operated in conjunction with tour operator CI Travel.
The weekly direct return flights will take place every Saturday until September 15, using fuel-efficient and economical 48-seat ATR42-5000 turboprop aircraft.
Archie Garden, Director of Cambridge Airport, described the news as exciting: “We have all read the horror stories of long delays at major airports and I can tell you there is nothing better than using a local regional airport. It’s the nicest way to arrive in the UK, from overseas or the Channel Islands.”
The airport’s European short-haul operations are also being expanded, including a new scheduled airline route to Dole-Jura, France, which will start on July 2.