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Aurigny's first Guernsey to Birmingham service to take off this morning

The first Aurigny service to Birmingham will leave Guernsey this later this morning. Credit: ITV Channel TV

The first Aurigny service to Birmingham will leave Guernsey this later this morning.

The airline has introduced the route following Flybe's collapse which came after months of uncertainty over the future of the regional airline.

Flybe was the provider of important air links between the islands and Birmingham, Southampton, Manchester and several other UK transport hubs.

Aurigny bosses hope it will reduce islanders' travel concerns.

We believe that maintaining Guernsey’s connectivity is key and with the collapse of Flybe it is an unmissable opportunity for Aurigny to provide a valuable customer service while at the same time increasing our operation and improving our financial position.

Given that we are able to do this with no increase in fixed costs and with aircraft, crew and a user-friendly booking system immediately available to us we hope that this will alleviate some travel concerns that islanders may have at this time.

– Mark Darby, Chief Executive of Aurigny

Currently a direct return service will run in the late morning to and from Birmingham every day other than Tuesday and Thursday.

The new Exeter flight starts tomorrow with a daily direct return service excluding Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.

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