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New Aurigny partnership to increase connections to UK airports in 2022

New Aurigny partnership to increase connections to UK airports in 2022

Wednesday 24 November 2021

New Aurigny partnership to increase connections to UK airports in 2022

Wednesday 24 November 2021

Air passengers in Guernsey will soon have access to a greater range of connecting flights to and from airports across the UK.

This is the result of Aurigny joining an existing partnership between Blue Islands and Loganair, which was announced this morning.

Guernsey will secure new connections to the north of England, Scotland and the Isle of Man via various airports, including Manchester, Bristol and Birmingham.

This includes a new one-stop, single-ticket connection with Aberdeen operating all year.

There will be expansion of existing links between Loganair and Blue Islands which are currently centred on Southampton and Manchester.

Aurigny's Chief Executive, Nico Bezuidenhout (pictured top), said it was part of his project to return Aurigny's finances to break-even after years of large deficits funded by the States. 

“By combining effort in the interest of improved passenger journeys, and through cooperation to the benefit of input efficiencies, the travelling public stand to gain from a more comprehensive and robust air transport offering," he said. "Whilst simultaneously leaving the respective airlines better-placed to operate in a world where sustainability, reliability and customer-centricity make all the difference."

Each airline will adjust its frequent flyer programme to give customers the same benefits across all networks. And they will share resources, including staff and equipment.

Rob Veron, Chief Executive of Blue Islands, said: “The simple aim of this initiative is to make air travel across the UK easier and to offer more choice. By working together on a national network, we will help make travel for business or to visit friends and family a better experience – wherever you live in the British Isles.”

Jonathan Hinkles, Chief Executive of Loganair, said: "We're delighted to be building on our partnership with Blue Islands, and we warmly welcome Aurigny - a long-standing airline with an exemplary track record of serving its communities - as a new Loganair partner.

“Working together will offer wider choice for customers and I'm heartened to see excellent progress already being made across areas of technical co-operation between the three airlines."


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