Waves (airline)

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Waves
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Founded2016
Commenced operations5 November 2017
Ceased operationsSeptember 2018
Operating bases Guernsey Airport
Fleet size1
Destinations3
Headquarters Guernsey, Channel Islands
Key peopleNick Magliocchetti (founder)
Website flywaves.gg

Waves was an airline based in Guernsey in the Channel Islands and a subsidiary of Waves Technologies Limited, a privately owned company. It planned to operate from its hub at Guernsey Airport to up to 15 regional airports in and around the Channel Islands. Waves also planned to undertake cargo and medevac activities, on demand. [1]

Airline company that provides air transport services for traveling passengers and freight

An airline is a company that provides air transport services for traveling passengers and freight. Airlines utilize aircraft to supply these services, and may form partnerships or alliances with other airlines for codeshare agreements. Generally, airline companies are recognized with an air operating certificate or license issued by a governmental aviation body.

Guernsey island in the bailiwick of Guernsey

Guernsey is an island in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy. It lies roughly north of Saint-Malo and to the west of Jersey and the Cotentin Peninsula. With several smaller nearby islands, it forms a jurisdiction within the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a British Crown dependency. The jurisdiction is made up of ten parishes on the island of Guernsey, three other inhabited islands, and many small islets and rocks.

Channel Islands Archipelago in the English Channel

The Channel Islands are an archipelago in the English Channel, off the French coast of Normandy. They include two Crown dependencies: the Bailiwick of Jersey, which is the largest of the islands; and the Bailiwick of Guernsey, consisting of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and some smaller islands. They are considered the remnants of the Duchy of Normandy and, although they are not part of the United Kingdom, the UK is responsible for the defence and international relations of the islands. The Crown dependencies are not members of the Commonwealth of Nations nor of the European Union. They have a total population of about 164,541, and the bailiwicks' capitals, Saint Helier and Saint Peter Port, have populations of 33,500 and 18,207, respectively.

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History

Waves was founded by Nick Magliocchetti in 2016 to establish an on-demand service in-line with similar private-hire taxi services [1] as well as timetabled services. [2]

On 22 September 2017, Waves received its air operator certificate (AOC) from 2-REG, the national aviation authority of Guernsey. [3] Commercial service between Guernsey and Jersey began on 5 November 2017 [4] and by 9 November, the airline had operated 100 flights. [5] Waves made its first flight into Alderney on 14 November, and promised commercial service from the island, beginning later in 2017. [6] Flights to the UK are planned to start in 2018, as well as services to regional French airports.[ citation needed ]

A national aviation authority (NAA) or civil aviation authority is a government statutory authority in each country that maintains an aircraft register and oversees the approval and regulation of civil aviation.

Guernsey Airport airport on the island of Guernsey

Guernsey Airport is an international airport on the island of Guernsey and also largest airport in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. It is located in the Forest, a parish in Guernsey, 2.5 nautical miles southwest of St. Peter Port and features mostly flights to Great Britain and some other European destinations.

Jersey Airport airport in Jersey, in the Channel Islands.

Jersey Airport is an international airport located in the parish of Saint Peter, 4 NM west northwest of Saint Helier in Jersey, in the Channel Islands.

Due a lawsuit by competitor Blue Islands against the States of Guernsey's Transport Licensing Authority (TLA), Waves was forced in January 2018 to temporarily change its business model, to have customers hire the entire aircraft, instead of booking individual seats. [7] [8] In March 2018, the TLA issued Waves with route licences for Jersey and Alderney, allowing it to sell individual seats once again. [9]

Blue Islands airline of the Channel Islands

Blue Islands Limited is an airline of the Channel Islands. Its head office is in Le Bourg, Forest, Guernsey, and its registered office is in Saint Anne, Alderney. It operates scheduled services from and within the Channel Islands to the United Kingdom and Europe. Its main bases of operation are Guernsey Airport and Jersey Airport.

States of Guernsey parliament of the British Crown dependency of Guernsey

The States of Guernsey is the parliament of the British Crown dependency of Guernsey. Some laws and ordinances approved by the States of Guernsey also apply to Alderney and Sark as "Bailiwick-wide legislation" with the consent of the governments of those islands. All enactments of the States of Guernsey apply to Herm as well as Guernsey, since Herm is wholly owned by the States of Guernsey.

Air charter commercial aviation activity involving the rent of entire aircraft, often on an ad-hoc basis

Air charter is the business of renting an entire aircraft as opposed to individual aircraft seats.

In June 2018 the company announced it was suspending all flights due to a maintenance issue. It was subsequently placed into liquidation in September 2018 [10] .

Destinations

Waves served the following destinations: [11] [ citation needed ]

France
Channel Islands

Fleet

Waves operated one Cessna 208B Grand Caravan on a dry lease which has since been put up for sale by its owners [12] .

  1. 1 2 "Forget taxis, now you can order a PLANE". Mail Online. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  2. "Uber style air taxi to start this year". ITV News. Retrieved 2017-06-09.
  3. "Airline granted licence to operate air taxi service".
  4. "Waves". www.facebook.com.
  5. "Waves". www.facebook.com.
  6. "Waves". www.facebook.com.
  7. "Business model had to change to be lawful". guernseypress.com. 4 January 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  8. "Airline Waves stops selling single seats". guernseypress.com. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  9. Mann, Nick (23 March 2018). "Waves gets route licenses for Jersey and Alderney". guernseypress.com. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  10. Express, Bailiwick. "Waves buckles under debt pressure". Bailiwick Express. Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  11. Express, Bailiwick. "Waves plane up for sale, but still no word on future". Bailiwick Express. Retrieved 2018-10-04.

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