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Aurigny launches Isle of Man flights

Aurigny launches Isle of Man flights

Thursday 02 July 2020

Aurigny launches Isle of Man flights


Flights between Guernsey and the Isle of Man are now on sale, with Aurigny prices starting at £39.99 each way for an isolation-free trip.

The schedule will run for just over a month - starting on 22 July and ending on 30 August - offering two flights a week.

Flights will take about one hour and 40 minutes, running on Wednesdays and Sundays.

The first flight of the week will leave Guernsey at midday, arriving in the Isle of Man at 13:40. It will then depart again at 14:10, arriving back in Guernsey at 15:50. On Sundays, the plane will leave Guernsey at 16:50, landing in the Isle of Man at 18:30 before departing again at 19:00 and arriving in Guernsey at 20:40.

Aurigny airport

Pictured: Aurigny will fly between the two islands.

The trips are part of an agreed 'airbridge' between the two islands, which both have zero active covid-19 cases and led a similar response to the virus. This means any Guernsey residents travelling to the Isle of Man will not need to self isolate on arrival or return and vice versa.

Like Guernsey, the Isle of Man is now out of lockdown - with the exception of the borders - with no social distancing measures in place.

"We are delighted to be launching a new route in the midst of this pandemic," said Chief Executive for Aurigny, Mark Darby. "It is testament to the way both island governments have handled the crisis and means that islanders will be able to take a holiday this year.

"This initiative would not have happened without the support of the governments and airports in each island."

Some Isle of Man hotels are offering special rates for people going over from Guernsey, with accommodation and activities available to book here.

Aurigny return flights to the Isle of Man can be booked here.

Pictured top: The Isle of Man.

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