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Aurigny put on extra flights for winter

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Aurigny is putting on two extra flights on Saturday between Guernsey and London Gatwick for winter.

The GR608 and GR609 will run from 18th November 2017 until 24th March.
The GR608 will depart from Guernsey at 4pm and land in Gatwick at 5.05pm.

The return flight GR609 is scheduled to depart from Gatwick at 6pm and arrive into Guernsey at 7.20pm. The airline is also working on plans to introduce its own ground handling staff at Gatwick in early December.

Gatwick is the busiest single runway airport in the world and opportunities for us to add new flights are very rare, so when this came up we grabbed it with both hands. We understand London Gatwick is the most important route for the island and the additional Saturday flights will benefit our customers through more choice of seats and flight timings and help us better utilise our resources. Saturdays in the winter have been getting noticeably more popular with sporting groups and travelling supporters, as well as the traditional pre-Christmas weekend breaks.

– Aurigny Commercial Director Malcolm Coupar