Tag "Travel"

Keep key flight route on the rise

REPORTS that Aurigny’s recently-launched London City service is already exceeding the company’s expectations is welcome news for both the airline and the island.

New route gives critics an answer

AURIGNY gave a good answer to those who question the value of owning an airline when it wisely yielded to pressure from the business community and launched its service to London City Airport this week.

‘We will work this out’

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CT PLUS has vowed to resolve bus drivers’ concerns over long working hours, according to its parent company’s chief executive.

GST would lose us millions say travel trade

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A GOODS and services tax would destroy the local travel business and drive tens of millions of pounds off-island, the chairman of the Association of Guernsey Travel Agents has warned.

‘No cause for concern’

Aurigny's new Embraer jet at Guernsey Airport after its first flight in early July.

PROBLEMS with the new Aurigny jet over the weekend were no more than teething troubles and are no cause for concern, the airline’s chief executive has assured islanders.

Airline ‘shambles’

WELL, it all seems to be starting already, and what can we do about it? We have no choice. What am I talking about? Let me enlighten you. The weekend of 22 March 2014 brought the annual netball inter-insulars, played over both Saturday and Sunday, from under-11 level all the way up to veterans. I was lucky enough, or unlucky as far as expensive air tickets were concerned, to have two daughters representing the island that weekend and, as a proud father, booked my tickets through Aurigny, ready to shout for the Green Army.

The way our local airline operates is very worrying...

AS AN aviation insider, I watch with trepidation the current goings on at Aurigny. The airline, bent on having a shiny jet and no competition, now wants to operate to London City, a route that is currently served by Blue Islands from Jersey. A strange idea, perhaps, considering it will take passengers away from the ‘lifeline’ Gatwick route they so desperately want to themselves to justify the big, shiny jet.

Last-minute seats need protecting, says Aurigny

I HAVE just read Martin Nickolls’ letter on the relative costs of flying to Gatwick and Malcolm Coupar’s response. Mr Coupar, when Aurigny starts to turn in a profit, you can boast about some of your flights being 85% full. Until then, why not stop penalising customers who, for whatever reason, are unable to book three months-plus in advance?