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August a record month for Aurigny on Gatwick route

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AURIGNY has flown a record number of passengers on its Gatwick route.

Aurigny's Embraer 195, which flies to Gatwick regularly. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 19413271)

Latest figures show the airline carried more than 31,200 passengers from Guernsey during August – the highest number it has ever carried on a route in a single month.

It comes as the airline continues its preparations to take control of its own ground handling at the airport – a move announced at the same time as it said it was pulling out of London City because of a lack of demand.

Aurigny commercial director Malcolm Coupar said: ‘We are really encouraged by these latest passenger figures for August and it comes off the back of some very positive figures for the year.

‘For April to August we have seen an extra 5,658 passengers compared to the same period last year. That’s an increase of over 4%.

‘These higher levels of travel to and from Guernsey are great news for the sustainability of the airline, and the economy of Guernsey, and obviously we couldn’t have done it without the support of the travelling public.’

Aurigny will have its own dedicated team of staff at Gatwick from the beginning of December.

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