Birmingham Airport has announced the launch of Guernsey airline, Aurigny, which will replace the Guernsey route after Flybe collapsed.
The Birmingham-Guernsey service is on sale with Aurigny via www.aurigny.com. The first new service to Birmingham will operate on Wednesday, March 11, operating daily in the late morning – initially excluding Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Nick Barton, CEO at Birmingham Airport, said: ‘We are pleased to announce the continued service to the popular destination of Guernsey, with Aurigny following the loss of the service offered by flybe from Birmingham.
‘We hope to see our regular travellers taking advantage of this new airline at Birmingham and look forward to building on our relationship with Aurigny over the coming years.’
Mark Darby, Chief Executive said, ‘We believe that maintaining Guernsey’s connectivity is key and with the collapse of flybe it is an unmissable opportunity for Aurigny to provide a valuable customer service while at the same time increasing our operation and improving our financial position.
‘Given that we are able to do this with no increase in fixed costs and with aircraft, crew and a user-friendly booking system immediately available to us we hope that this will alleviate some travel concerns.’
Earlier, responding to the collapse of Flybe, Loganair announced it will introduce three daily services from Birmingham to Aberdeen, along with a daily service to Inverness from March 16, 2020. Additionally, Eastern Airways will offer an Aberdeen to Birmingham service formerly operated by Flybe. Flights will all commence this week with the schedule released for sale in due course.