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Old 25th Oct 2019, 22:51
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Originally Posted by Jerbourg View Post
I heard it needs a new wing..
Update.
Flew briefly (18 mins) 25/10/2019
I don't think it actually went anywhere. Playing the flight back on FR24 just shows some rather odd movements around the airport.

The a/c does seem rather young to require a new wing. Did they damage it in some way?
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Old 26th Oct 2019, 18:39
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Originally Posted by Jerbourg View Post
For such a small airline they are lucky to be able to afford to have ' a spare aircraft' to cover maintenance.
Surely it would be cheaper to lease in as & when required.
So much for having a spare aircraft, looks like they are using an charted ATR 72-500 SE-MDA for the Manchester flights today
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/se-mda
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Old 27th Oct 2019, 21:28
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SE-MDA is the temporary spare aircraft to cover the gap between G-LERE’s departure to Gran Canaria last Sunday and G-OATR entering service in the next day or so.
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Old 28th Oct 2019, 05:58
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Originally Posted by Ayline View Post
SE-MDA is the temporary spare aircraft to cover the gap between G-LERE’s departure to Gran Canaria last Sunday and G-OATR entering service in the next day or so.
I can't see a time when there are more than 3 ATR's flying at the same time. Why didn't Aurigny pre-plan this so that the remaining 2 ATR 72's and the 42 could cover the rest of the flying without the cost of leasing an additional aircraft. From what is being said, the 42 rarely goes out to capacity
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Old 9th Nov 2019, 15:12
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Rumour doing the rounds at the moment is that Isles of Scilly Skybus will be operating ACI routes for Aurigny from sometime next week, this is due to ongoing issues with the Dornier fleet.

https://www.itv.com/news/channel/201...e-plane-a-day/

https://guernseypress.com/news/2019/...lderney-route/
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Old 9th Nov 2019, 17:42
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An acquaintance is delivering a Skybus Islander to Alderney early next week, and rumour is that someone in Alderney has purchased all 4 of Skybus"s BN2s !!!!
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Old 9th Nov 2019, 19:09
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G-NSEY diverted to SOU this morning instead of going to LGW due to fog. Apparently all other flights into LGW were operating normally. Any ideas as to why Aurigny felt it necessary to divert?
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Old 9th Nov 2019, 19:53
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Skybus has announced they're withdrawing their Island fleet completely from March next year to cost cut, so that rumours could be true...
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Old 9th Nov 2019, 21:27
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With the most fertile imagination in the world, you could not make up the script for AUR’s current saga ! Nor could you ever imagine the complete ineptitude of the States of Guernsey’s attempts at running an airline & subsidizing it’s competitors operations , whilst expecting their own airline to make a profit. The whole issue is a complete farce !
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Old 10th Nov 2019, 11:19
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With the most fertile imagination in the world, you could not make up the script for AUR’s current saga ! Nor could you ever imagine the complete ineptitude of the States of Guernsey’s attempts at running an airline & subsidizing it’s competitors operations , whilst expecting their own airline to make a profit. The whole issue is a complete farce !
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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 20:10
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Interesting to see that Aurigny has applied for 56 weekly slots at LHR, https://www.acl-uk.org/wp-content/up...PORT-FINAL.pdf (page 4)
but have been turned down. The only way this route will work is to have an airline that has an alliance of some sort to give travellers onward connectivity - Virgin Connect (if they stay on the GCI/LHR route) are the only option. This is another money wasting exercise by Aurigny management who seem to want all the London market for themselves and is not what their owners the GCI public want at all.
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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 23:18
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Originally Posted by Jerbourg View Post
Interesting to see that Aurigny has applied for 56 weekly slots at LHR, https://www.acl-uk.org/wp-content/up...PORT-FINAL.pdf (page 4)
but have been turned down. The only way this route will work is to have an airline that has an alliance of some sort to give travellers onward connectivity - Virgin Connect (if they stay on the GCI/LHR route) are the only option. This is another money wasting exercise by Aurigny management who seem to want all the London market for themselves and is not what their owners the GCI public want at all.
What money has been wasted? A slot application is just an email, nothing more.
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 11:26
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Pretty sure GCI-LHR would work on point to point alone to be fair, just make sure there's a LHR premium charged to make sure the margin are possible. Self connecting is becoming more popular, any code share would be a plus, but I suspect the local market would be strong on it's own. It would however likely cannibalise LGW to some extent.
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 12:19
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Is this the first time they have applied? I would assume that they do this as a matter of routine, given that LHR slots are akin to a treasure cove.
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 12:26
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Very interesting indeed - especially as Aurigny, in their anti-Flybe Heathrow rhetoric, were allegedly claiming that they had offered the States of Guernsey to also run the Heathrow route if given a subsidy, ( reportedly 2 m quid a year ).

How can they propose that - if they had no chance of getting slots ! Because looking through that list, I can see that hardly anyone got extra slots !
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