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Old 26th Oct 2018, 13:23
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Egda
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Guernsey
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The BBC in the Channel Islands have announced today that Aurigny will stop their Dinard Flights from Guernsey in 2019 stating

The company's board said it based its decision on three key factors:

A lack of demand on the Dinard route in 2018, with under 1,500 bookings, representing a load factor of less than 50%
An 80% decline in passenger numbers over the last 10 years
A need to focus the Dornier resources on the Alderney operation and service levels required by the Public Service Obligation, should Aurigny be successful

Mark Darby, Aurigny's CEO is quoted as saying, "This is not a decision the board has taken lightly, but unfortunately, it just no longer makes commercial sense for us to operate the route. Of course, the way is open for another operator to operate the route should they believe that it would be viable."
So what was the point in the Dorniers? the Alderney route is being tendered, the planes have been late, cost a fortune, leading to the huge losses and now the route is abandoned.
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