East Midlands runway work means no flight service for six weeks

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AURIGNY is suspending its East Midlands service from 4 November to 19 December while repairs are carried out to the UK airport's runway.

Work will take place only at weekends, but Aurigny said it would not be cost-effective to run a limited service through the maintenance period.

The airline began the year-round service to the East Midlands in 2009, prior to which it was a summer-only service.

Commercial director Malcolm Coupar said the main reason for its decision was that Sunday flights are key to the operation.

'This is not a recent decision. We have never had any flights on sale in this period,' he said.

'The runway closures have been known about for approximately 18 months and at the time of setting our flying programme and budget for 2016, we determined that it would not be economically viable.'

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