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Old 10th Jun 2020, 20:28
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Been told that the States of Guernsey told Aurigny no 'normal' flying until October which is why they went ahead and cancelled everything up to the end of August before the official update came from the States the other week.

Was also told Aurigny are very keen to get a second daily flight between Guernsey and Southampton going as on certain days they are now carrying decent loads (presumably people who have decided they will travel and put up with the 2 week lock down in Guernsey) however the States have told them no so the jet may be rolled out a bit more than every Friday.

I know it means very little but did a few dummy bookings for the next few weeks and certain flights (mainly the ones into Guernsey) were suggesting 50+ seats reserved onboard the aircraft, one flight was £199 one way basic fare.

The above came from a family member - no direct link to the airline but this being Guernsey they probably know the right sort of people to be told from someone in the know

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Old 10th Jun 2020, 20:38
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[QUOTE 50+ seats reserved onboard the aircraft, one flight was £199 one way basic fare.
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I believe a number of seats are blocked off to enable 'social distancing' on each flight.

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Old 10th Jun 2020, 21:24
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Aurigny are bidding to establish corridors between CI and IOM and up to Iceland too over this summer.

So that seems a little at odds with their wider plans.
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Old 10th Jun 2020, 22:19
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Iceland or Ireland?? Ireland I could see. DUB or BHD maybe
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Old 10th Jun 2020, 23:01
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Originally Posted by Alteagod View Post
Iceland or Ireland?? Ireland I could see. DUB or BHD maybe
If people are desperate to travel maybe it is Iceland, I believe they are basically Covid free and opening up from next week. I could see some demand from the Iceland end too given Guernsey’s relatively decent weather (certainly compared to Iceland) and that it’s ‘safe’ to visit
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Originally Posted by Alteagod View Post
Iceland or Ireland?? Ireland I could see. DUB or BHD maybe
ICEland indeed.
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ICEland indeed.
So what could operate GCI-Iceland??
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Old 11th Jun 2020, 08:25
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ICEland indeed.
A bit left-field, but will give them something useful to do with the Embraer. Not sure it would make KEF off GCI's little runway though?
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Old 11th Jun 2020, 08:39
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A bit left-field, but will give them something useful to do with the Embraer. Not sure it would make KEF off GCI's little runway though?
The plan is - as I understand it - to basically operate a bus service with the E jet.

GCI - JER - IOM - KEF.
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Old 11th Jun 2020, 11:06
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The plan is - as I understand it - to basically operate a bus service with the E jet.

GCI - JER - IOM - KEF.
Can the E195 carry an economic payload the 3+ hours flying time off IOM runway up to KEF?
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Old 11th Jun 2020, 11:13
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Originally Posted by globetrotter79 View Post
Can the E195 carry an economic payload the 3+ hours flying time off IOM runway up to KEF?
That, I do not know.

Flights up to KEF from IOM have happend before on E jets, so possibly.
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I think we islanders need a shot of warm sunshine after all this virus cr*p, I doubt many will want to head to Iceland - stunning as it is.
I wonder if GR are looking at any souhern 'airbridges'?
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Old 13th Jun 2020, 09:21
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I think we islanders need a shot of warm sunshine after all this virus cr*p, I doubt many will want to head to Iceland - stunning as it is.
I wonder if GR are looking at any souhern 'airbridges'?
Maltah as been touted. But I thinkt the biggest problems are;

1) Aurignys E195 performance from Guernsey's short runway. It's going to need to pass through - say Jersey - to also pick up additional passengers and we all know what relationships are like between the Islands down there...

2) It's OK Guernsey having a 'corridor' to say Malta. But if the UK has a corridor there as well for arguments sake, then it takes away the whole safety element of why the corridor exists in the first place.
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Old 13th Jun 2020, 12:18
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Originally Posted by JSCL View Post
Maltah as been touted. But I thinkt the biggest problems are;

1) Aurignys E195 performance from Guernsey's short runway. It's going to need to pass through - say Jersey - to also pick up additional passengers and we all know what relationships are like between the Islands down there...

2) It's OK Guernsey having a 'corridor' to say Malta. But if the UK has a corridor there as well for arguments sake, then it takes away the whole safety element of why the corridor exists in the first place.
As a Guernseyman living in Jersey, I think that we can tolerate each other long enough to enjoy a bit of sunshine relief in the Med this summer ! Could be a good, workable idea.
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 19:52
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GCI webcam recently shows 3ATR (new ones?) on stand, jet and 2 Dornier ........does anyone know where LERE is?
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 20:11
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GR have done some sun routes before I believe and want to say it was a GCI-JER-MAH Menorca service on Saturdays. I don’t think it lasted particularly long though so maybe worth a second go now. If air fares are set to rise at all then flying from the Islands direct rather than connecting via London or the mainland may be a beneficial option.
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 20:21
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Originally Posted by Cloud1 View Post
GR have done some sun routes before I believe and want to say it was a GCI-JER-MAH Menorca service on Saturdays. I don’t think it lasted particularly long though so maybe worth a second go now. If air fares are set to rise at all then flying from the Islands direct rather than connecting via London or the mainland may be a beneficial option.
You can bet your bottom dollar that, regardless of whatever happens to air fares, the fare for direct flights from the CIs to the Med’ will still be considerably more than flying via Gatwick etc. And, that is even after adding on 2 nights at the Premier Inn !
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 20:40
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Originally Posted by cobopete View Post
GCI webcam recently shows 3ATR (new ones?)On stand, jet and 2 Dornier ........does anyone know where LERE is?
Pete
When they were playing round with HUET the other weekend before she went up to Aberdeen there was an ATR visible at the back of the hanger which I presume was LERE
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 21:00
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2 nights at the Premier Inn
I thought it was the two "nights" at the Premier Inn being such a problem for many passengers which made the non-stop flights attractive almost regardless of fare?
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 21:34
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I thought it was the two "nights" at the Premier Inn being such a problem for many passengers which made the non-stop flights attractive almost regardless of fare?
Yes, that is true. But, for me, it is cynical exploitation on the part of the airlines to charge as much as they do to avoid this problem ! I won’t pay the premium, regardless. But , I understand the feelings of those who do. That is what makes me a “real” Guernseyman !

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