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Alderney States to spend £120k on extra Auringy flights

Alderney States will pay £120k to provide an extra 150 flights to Guernsey and Southampton next year.

States owned airline Auringy is currently working out its 2017 schedule with the government.

One hundred extra services to Southampton are being planned, with 50 extra return flights for Guernsey.

The £120,000 will come out of a £500,000 budget for transport initiatives.

The island's Economic Development Officer says they've made the move because of 'unsatisfied demand' and believes it will help 'economic activity'.

The Policy & Finance Committee believes that many areas of Alderney’s economic activity are heavily dependent upon the island’s air links.

It believes that there has been significant unsatisfied demand in recent years on both routes, and it therefore is prepared to use a part of its Economic Development Fund to increase capacity on both routes.

– Paul Veron, Economic Development Officer

The spring/summer schedule is due to go online in the next few days.