Tag "Airport"

Market crucial to air services, not runway size

IT APPEARS some on the island are prepared to spin any news item to get their way. Last summer, following misleading articles to justify a runway extension, I wrote some comments on your online ‘Your Shout’ [under the name Guernie]. So I would like to put forward some facts and comments to your printed issue:

Businesses could help fund airport fog navigation systems

LAST Tuesday my fellow passengers and I got on a flight from London for Guernsey, less than an hour’s run. We arrived by ship on Friday, nearly three days later. While Aurigny did their best to get us here earlier, Guernsey-bound planes just can’t land in fog. The frustration and lost time resulting from this round of fog was suffered by thousands of us who live and work in Guernsey. There was also a human cost, with ruined vacations and missed family contact when it was most needed. Students and seniors were hurt. I was more fortunate as my travel was for business – essentially to encourage more of it to come to Guernsey. Yet that is less likely to happen when clients rightly feel uncertain of their access to the island, or whether they can rely on us to turn up for meetings. Any shortcoming in the airport’s navigation system, preventing planes from landing in fog, is costing Guernsey business.

Security has raised airport fees


IMPROVED security measures are the reason for increased overall charges, which Guernsey Airport’s general manager said amounted to around a 10% rise since 2014.

Why are Jersey air links cheaper?

CONDOR has been continually in the Press for its poor customer service. However, to date, little has been presented regarding the quality of air services on the island.

Longer runway ‘will benefit all islanders’

Economic Development Committee vice-president Jan Kuttelwascher is hoping to have the subject of lengthening the airport runway once again discussed by the States. He believes it would be of great benefit to the island and, if approved, he thinks work could start before Christmas this year. (15220559)

CONTINUE to pay higher prices for airline tickets or invest in a longer runway to bring them down, the Economic Development Committee vice-president Jan Kuttelwascher has said, as he launches another bid to get it extended.

Barcelona or bust...

I UNDERSTAND that Aurigny has recently announced new routes to Luton, Leeds Bradford and Norwich which, during my long service in ground handling at the airport, have all been trialled and failed by previous airlines over the years.

States not discussing island’s most important issues

OVER the years I have, like so many others in Guernsey, become disenchanted with the government of Guernsey. Few deputies have any real ideas about how to look after the islands and its people and those few are held back by those who seem to be blocking progress and adaptation to circumstances.

Aurigny drops Jersey route


URGENT talks over the future of inter-island air links and route competition are being planned, after Aurigny’s decision to pull out of the Jersey route.

Northern light on horizon

CONNECTIONS, as they say, are everything, so Aurigny’s planned launch of a new service to Leeds is a significant development in the island’s bid to grow profile on the destination map. The recent IoD debate revealed the crucial role tourism will need to play, now and in the future, as the Bailiwick moves towards an increasing reliance on this revenue stream to help drive the economy.

Airport exercise

The States have agreed to investigate the commercialisation of Guernsey Airport.

ISLANDERS, passengers and airport staff are being advised that there will be increased emergency services activity at Guernsey Airport this evening as part of an exercise. The full emergency exercise is being staged from 9pm to about 10pm.