Manx 2 is to offer daily, year-round services between London Oxford airport and both the Isle of Man and Jersey starting in May.
The flights will commence on May 8 using Jetstream 31 aircraft, departing the Isle of Man at 1055 and Jersey at 1350, landing at Oxford airport at 1205 and 1455 respectively. The return legs will leave Oxford at 1225 for Jersey and 1515 for the Isle of Man, arriving at 1330 and 1625 respectively.
London Oxford airport is used mainly for business aviation, although it has operated scheduled services in the past. Swiss carrier Baboo (now part of Darwin Airlines) previously offered flights to the airport from Geneva, while the short-lived Varsity Express operated flights from Edinburgh, although services were suspended after just one week (see online news March 10, 2010).
Flybe currently offers flights from London’s Gatwick and Luton airports to the Isle of Man, while Aer Arann serves the British Crown Dependency from London City.
BA flies from Gatwick airport to Jersey, while Flybe again serves the island from both Gatwick and Luton, and Blue Islands operates from London City.
Report by Mark Caswell