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Alderney politician welcomes rival to Aurigny

The prospect of a new Channel Islands airline has been welcomed by an Alderney politician.

Louis Jean says new links to the island should be encouraged - claiming there is 'so much difficulty with Aurigny these days.'

New airline, Waves, announced it would start operating flights between the islands and to the UK and France later this year.

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Uber style air taxi to start this year

What Waves' new plane will look like

The Channel Islands will have a new Uber style air taxi service this year, with islanders being able to book flights on demand.

Waves Technologies Limited have developed an app for bookings, similar to the popular taxi app.

There will also be timetabled services, with up to four flights an hour.

The fleet of planes will fly between the islands and further destinations to the South of England, Northern France and Europe will be added in 2018.

Guernsey resident Nick Magliocchetti is behind the plans.

He says 'this is only the start of the journey here and I look forward to Waves offering a modern alternative for everyone'.