Aurigny has been named 'Airline of the Year' at an industry awards ceremony organised by Southampton Airport to honour its partners.
The Airport arranged it to "recognise those in the airline industry who had made a difference."
Aurigny were asked to attend the event on 1 February and said their staff "were surprised and delighted to be named ‘Airline of the Year’, by the airport."
The award was given to the States of Guernsey owned airline following its response to the drone incident at Gatwick in December, where Aurigny diverted all of its operations to Southampton to ensure it kept its customers moving.
In presenting the award it was noted that Aurigny had demonstrated its position as a community airline during the incident and had made every effort to ensure its customers got to their final destinations.
It was also commented on that whilst many airlines just cancelled flights and waited for the situation to change, Aurigny were unique in continuing operations and used initiative in finding a solution.
Aurigny Ground Operations Manager, Dave Cox, collected the award and said: “This award is truly deserved by all our staff who worked hard in challenging circumstances. The community spirit and camaraderie felt during the drone incident was fantastic and I feel proud to have been part of the team.”
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