Second New Generation Dornier joins the fleet

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AURIGNY’S second New Generation Dornier 228 aircraft is set to make its maiden commercial flight later this week after its delayed arrival from manufacturer RUAG.

Aurigny CEO Mark Derby alongside G-ETAC, its second New Generation Dornier 228. (Picture by A4rian Miller, 22565503)

The new G-ETAC aircraft joins Aurigny’s other New Generation Dornier, G-OAUR, which arrived in 2015.

Between them they will now provide the majority of services to Alderney, Southampton and Dinard.

During the delay period, RUAG provided Aurigny with a Classic Dornier to ensure inter-island services were adequately covered.

This has now been returned.

Aurigny CEO Mark Darby said: ‘We are delighted to take delivery of G-ETAC. The aircraft is equipped with the latest New Generation systems and has comfortable seats to provide the very best customer experience.’

He added: ‘Alongside our other New Generation aircraft [G-OAUR], it will provide the backbone to the fleet and operate a majority of our inter-island services.

‘This was an important investment in our Alderney operations and ensures we have a fleet that can serve us well for years to come.’

The States of Alderney CEO Andrew Muter said: ‘I am delighted with the news that the new Dornier will shortly be serving Alderney.

‘The availability of reliable, modern aircraft with up-to-date technology is a real plus for the island and for its visitors.

‘I very much welcome this investment by Aurigny and look forward to flying in the new plane.’


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