A ‘RED CARD’ requete calling for a vote of no confidence in Aurigny’s management is being brought to the States of Alderney this month by Steve Roberts.
The requete also calls for a vote of no confidence in the articles that govern Aurigny.
Mr Roberts said they should be widened to include controlled fares for Alderney and protection of its lifeline routes.
The requete has been signed by Robert McDowall, Francis Simonet and Ian Tugby.
The move follows the rejection of a requete brought by Mr Roberts to the States in February, which called for Aurigny’s management to step down. It narrowly failed because members believed the service was poised to improve, but was described as a ‘yellow card’ to the airline.
‘Since my last attempt to bring a requete to the States of Alderney, little has changed,’ wrote Mr Roberts. ‘After a recent meeting with Aurigny, no change is planned for the good of Alderney and its lifeline service. Three Trislanders are to be scrapped, two before May, and only one replacement Dornier.’
It would leave Alderney, he claims, ‘with a shortfall that at times will perhaps provide no cover at all, with absolute inability to catch up after technical or prolonged weather problems.’
A motivating factor for the requete was a recent petition expressing widespread dissatisfaction with the Alderney service.