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Old 12th Feb 2018, 21:39
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That was only 3 flights per week, via Jersey, summer only.
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Old 12th Feb 2018, 22:11
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Originally Posted by Jerbourg View Post
So no European carriers at all this year it seems - things get worse every summer season.
Not correct:

https://www.eurowings.com/en/booking...to/GB/GCI.html
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 08:34
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GEP carries correction to yesterday's article this morning stating that FlyBE will operate Dusseldorf and Blue the Zurich service......as last year. Euro wings are advertising Dus service but I think it is to be flown by FlyBE.
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 09:02
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Düsseldorf to Guernsey flights are to be operated by LGW Dash 8's under the Eurowings brand name and are not flown by Flybe.
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 09:22
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As per Eurowings:

11:50 AM 2:25 PM Guernsey (GCI) Dusseldorf (DUS) 01:35h EW 9381
Flight is operated by LGW DASH Q400
Eurowings flights from 05/05/2018 to 01/09/2018.

Nice destination page, btw, on the Eurowings website: https://www.eurowings.com/en/booking...o/-GB/GCI.html

Even on a saturday, the late morning departure from and early afternoon arrival into DUS should allow for some useful connections.

Maybe BE will operate as well? I think there were times in the past when both a German and a British airline operated to/from the Channel Islands and as, thanks to the devaluation of the pound, holidaying in GBP-land has become cheaper for Germans, there could be additional demand in 2018 justifying two weekly flights? (although - correct me if I am wrong - I was under the impression that generally the channel islands are no longer as popular as they were in the past with Germans)
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 10:54
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They were a very popular destination for the Germans in the 1940s if I remember correctly!
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 07:31
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I was thinking about services to/from DUS on British Airways Budgies or Brymon Dash 7s in the 1990s, not so much about earlier paradropping services on Ju52s...
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 08:15
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Looking back, I was an ATCO at Jersey at that time - I can't remember which a/c were used on the German services. Was it really BAW 748/ATPs & BRY DH7s ? I'm not sure. I remember EWG & NFD with AT42/72. And DLH with B735/737s & BA146s - but I'm not sure of the decades involved. I look forward to any further enlightenment on the subject !
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 11:23
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My recollection is of DLT F50s
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 15:01
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We also had the Delta Air Saab 340s for a couple of years at Jersey. I don’t think that they visited Guernsey, though. It was at the time that BAW took over Delta - & the airline became Deutsch BA.
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 16:25
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I can recall Delta Air/Deutshe BA, RFG, NFD, Eurowings, DLT, Lufthansa, Brymon, Air Berlin, Contactair & Flybe operating German services in the last twenty or so years. . .
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 17:40
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and Augsburg Airways.
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 17:56
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Yes, I think that these replies pretty much sum up the airlines that operated these routes. But, I still can't remember BAW doing so.
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 18:26
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Originally Posted by kcockayne View Post
Yes, I think that these replies pretty much sum up the airlines that operated these routes. But, I still can't remember BAW doing so.


They did a summer charter one year with ATP's but I think it may have been from GLA.
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 20:34
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Excuses if I have caused confusion. I was commenting based on my recollection of saturday afternoons on the observation deck at Dusseldorf. BA 748s and ATPs and Brymon Dash 7s were the highlight of those saturdays. Admittedly, I do not recall if they indeed operated also to Guernsey or "just" to Jersey.
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 21:48
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You definitely caused a bit of confusion on here!

I'm assuming that your time on the observation deck at Düsseldorf was in the 1990's if so the British Airways HS748 was a very common visitor to the airport as they were flying on British Airways internal German flights at the time and were primarily based at Berlin Templehof and other German airports such as Munster.
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Old 16th Feb 2018, 16:50
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I notice that a Titan A320 has just alighted in GCI operating for AUR - a fairly rare occurence and covering for the Embraer one assumes?

Update: AUR100P currently en-route back to GCI from KTW, presumably following maint. Answered my own question!

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Old 16th Feb 2018, 18:06
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Spot on Wycombe.........xtra flights out of GCI today for Spring half term hols.
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Old 20th Jul 2018, 10:47
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Now that Guernsey has been granted "open skies" it will be interesting to see what lies ahead. I really hope that travel and tourism sees a massive improvement at a cost that we can all afford to enjoy
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Old 20th Jul 2018, 17:26
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Originally Posted by GCILover View Post
Now that Guernsey has been granted "open skies" it will be interesting to see what lies ahead. I really hope that travel and tourism sees a massive improvement at a cost that we can all afford to enjoy
I tend to think that this decision will have absolutely no, or very little, effect on Guernsey air services. As far as I know, there is not a queue of airlines waiting to operate to Guernsey , & being prevented from doing so by anti-competitive legislation. It might have been a different story if the “open skies policy” had included Gatwick. But, there was absolutely no chance of that happening as it would have had a seriously detrimental impact on Guernsey’s “national”, & States’ owned airline, Aurigny - being their one & only route which makes a profit ( I think). However, I could be wrong. What do other people think ?
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