Gatwick service set to resume tomorrow

THE first scheduled service between Guernsey and Gatwick in months is set to take off tomorrow.

Aurigny's new check-in desk at North Terminal at Gatwick. (28821695)
Aurigny's new check-in desk at North Terminal at Gatwick. (28821695)

Aurigny has put on half-term services to the London airport, despite the tightening of quarantine restrictions in recent weeks for people returning to the island in the UK.

South Terminal of Gatwick Airport – where Aurigny normally operates from – has been closed during the pandemic. But a new check-in desk has been set up in Zone D of North Terminal.

Aurigny has not said how busy the service is, but the inaugural flight has tickets costing £126.99 one-way, without luggage.

There are services tomorrow, Friday and Saturday. The next week there will be services on Friday 30, Saturday 31 and Sunday 1.

Southampton has been Aurigny’s lifeline airport during the coronavirus pandemic and it is believed there have not been any scheduled flights from Gatwick since the start of the crisis in April.

The airline has tried to restart services to London several times, but have had then to cancel services as there has not been the demand.

Anyone flying into Guernsey from Gatwick will face 14 days compulsory self-isolation.

There are no restrictions for islanders travelling to the UK.

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