Dublin Airport announces new Aurigny route to Guernsey

Dublin Airport has said that Aurigny has commenced services between Dublin and Guernsey.

Aurigny will operate flights between Guernsey and Dublin three times a week. This will be Dublin’s first scheduled air service to and from Guernsey.

An Island set in the English Channel with a population of over 62,000, Guernsey offers a combination of both British and French culture. With fantastic options of both food and adventure, it is an attractive destination for friends and families. Ireland has enjoyed strong links with Guernsey and the other Channel Islands over the past 300 years.

Commenting on the new service, Dalton Philips, Chief Executive of daa, which operates Dublin Airport, said: ‘Dublin Airport is delighted to be adding a new route between Dublin and Guernsey. The commencement of the service is great news for both business and leisure passengers in Ireland and Guernsey. We anticipate strong demand for the service. Guernsey is an island with great heritage and breath-taking scenery. Dublin Airport is excited to work with Aurigny in promoting this new route.’

Malcolm Couper, Commercial Director of Aurigny added: ‘The whole team at Aurigny is excited to be extending our network with three times weekly direct services to Dublin. The community in Guernsey has long been asking for this service and looking at our forward sales there is good demand from Ireland too.’

Dublin Airport will serve 123 destinations worldwide this year with 35 airline partners as it expands its global reach following the damaging impact on the aviation sector due to COVID-19.

Birmingham Airport to replace Flybe routes to Guernsey, Aberdeen

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.