Guernsey Airport is upgrading its hold baggage screening. It means some bags are having to be hand checked until the new kit is up and running in late summer.
At the moment there is only one rotation a day to Southampton, but flights and passenger numbers are expected to rise sharply if self-isolation restrictions are changed from 1 July.
The twilight check-in service for all UK flights is available from 3-6.30pm Sunday-Thursday.
Aurigny is strongly advising passengers to take advantage of it if they are travelling with hold baggage.
To thank them, each passenger will receive a £2.50 voucher from Guernsey Airport they will be able to spend in departures on the day of their flight.
Guernsey Ports’ head of passenger operations and aviation security Steve Langlois added his support.
‘If hold baggage items are selected for a random manual search by security staff, this will be carried out at the time of check-in.
‘As a token of our appreciation to passengers using this service, the airport will provide a refreshment voucher to use in Bailiwick Bar Kitchen in departures.’
Aurigny said that all passengers on a booking, apart from children/infants on an adult booking, must be present at check-in.
One passenger cannot drop bags off on behalf of other adult passengers.
If passengers choose not to use the twilight service, then due to the improvements being carried out at the airport, check-in on the day of departure currently closes at the very latest at 45 minutes before flight time.
Aurigny is committed to working with the airport for the benefit of passengers therefore the twilight service will be operational until the upgraded baggage scanner is operational.