Tag "Airport"

Alderney let down by Aurigny’s ‘shoestring’ service

AS LONG as the management at Aurigny are allowed to continue with their starvation diet of service, the barometer of Alderney and our economy will continue to free fall. Certain departments in the States of Guernsey are failing to grasp what is happening here. It is very, very serious, and in letting Aurigny have a seemingly free rein with the Alderney link they are, in fact, fiddling while Rome burns.

Air links service level agreement welcomed

Alderney Airport

ALDERNEY States members welcomed the likely introduction of a service level agreement on air transport links in and out of the airport, set to form one of the planks of the States of Guernsey’s response to January’s requete.

Airport legal battle cost £500k

The Guernsey Airport terminal building under construction in 2003. The project ended up going nearly £7m. over budget, leading to a long battle by the States to try to get compensation. (Picture by Brian Green, 6307152)

AN UNSUCCESSFUL legal battle attempting to claw back money from the airport terminal overspend has cost the States nearly £500,000.

Small airport, big costs

ON A recent Thursday night, following all the weather delays, I had to collect a passenger off the Manchester flight which finally arrived at 00:30 (Well done, Aurigny). There were five cars there to collect passengers, no taxis and no buses.

Flight path changes remain unexplained

ON 25 August 2013, significant changes occurred to the lives of residents living to the south-west of the airport runway. Aircraft heading north to the UK started flying much closer to those living in the area and aircraft heading south suddenly started turning much earlier and over properties not previously affected by airport operations.