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Old 15th Oct 2020, 18:17
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Guernsey

In the mid 60's Guernsey was a very popular destination for UK holiday makers as this was before package holidays took off. During the Summer the island was serviced by a number of airlines from various destinations.
How things have changed with only 2 airlines now offering regular sevices.
In those we days we had the following airlines and destinations:
Aurigny - JER-ACI and Granville
BEA - JER-LHR-LGW-BHX-MAN-GLA
BKS - LBA
BMA - EMA(CDD) then-LTN and STV (Gloucester Staverton)
BUA - JER-SOU-LGW-EXT and Cherbourg (Car ferry)
Cambrian - CWL-BRS-LPL
Channel - SEN -BOH -STN (ZSD) then and PME (Portsmouth)
Rousseau- DND and St Brieuc

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Old 15th Oct 2020, 21:18
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Hi v812, is the DND the old code for Dinard, or Dundee as it currently is? Not being a smart-arse - I know there are some on here who like to point out mistakes in codes - just wondering if Dundee had service to Guernsey. As you say Guernsey was a very popular holiday destination back in the day (and still one of my personal favourites now )
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Old 15th Oct 2020, 22:25
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Don’t forget Morton Air Services from Gatwick with Doves & Herons. Guernsey has never had a service from Dundee. We also had an infrequent service, from Birmingham, I think, operated by Don Everall with DC3s. Channel also operated, at least occasionally, from Rochester & Ipswich.
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Old 15th Oct 2020, 22:30
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I have a memory of a short lived Dublin route on Manx Airlines in the early 1990s, do I have that right? I recall a Saturday flight one Shorts 360.
Hope to visit one day, been to Jersey a few times but not Guernsey.
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Air UK used to operate a summer service from. BFS in the 90s
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 07:12
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Aer Lingus did operate from Dublin for one or two seasons. I think it was in the late 80s, but memory fails me somewhat. They used the SH360 &, possibly, the FK50.
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 11:31
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Originally Posted by jensdad View Post
Hi v812, is the DND the old code for Dinard, or Dundee as it currently is? Not being a smart-arse - I know there are some on here who like to point out mistakes in codes - just wondering if Dundee had service to Guernsey. As you say Guernsey was a very popular holiday destination back in the day (and still one of my personal favourites now )
Here Here...lovely island
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 11:32
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Originally Posted by v812 View Post
In the mid 60's Guernsey was a very popular destination for UK holiday makers as this was before package holidays took off. During the Summer the island was serviced by a number of airlines from various destinations.
How things have changed with only 2 airlines now offering regular sevices.
In those we days we had the following airlines and destinations:
Aurigny - JER-ACI and Granville
BEA - JER-LHR-LGW-BHX-MAN-GLA
BKS - LBA
BMA - EMA(CDD) then-LTN and STV (Gloucester Staverton)
BUA - JER-SOU-LGW-EXT and Cherbourg (Car ferry)
Cambrian - CWL-BRS-LPL
Channel - SEN -BOH -STN (ZSD) then and PME (Portsmouth)
Rousseau- DND and St Brieuc
I used Blue Islands new servcice from GCI to LPL last year, was great, hope it returns some day soon. Going back a bit Air Corbiere did the route stopping at Coventry or Staverton en route.
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 11:33
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Originally Posted by Alteagod View Post
Air UK used to operate a summer service from. BFS in the 90s
They did a Stansted service too
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 11:35
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At weekends Mortons took the newspapers in and came back with flowers in DC3s.
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 16:25
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Yes should have been DNR for Dinard.
I remember Transair doing the newspapers with DC-3 and Viscount. First aircraft I ever went on to help offload newspapers as my dad was a newsagent.
Also remember regular BEA Argosy bringing in equipment for Tektronix
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 21:59
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Originally Posted by v812 View Post
Yes should have been DNR for Dinard.
Thanks v812, I had a suspicion it was although if Staverton had a service then Dundee was a possibility! I know that Aurigny only relatively recently ceased their Guernsey-Dinard service, which was a long-running route.
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Old 17th Oct 2020, 07:01
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Don't forget that Aurigny re-connected Guernsey with Cherbourg after the BUAF Bristol Freighter service ended. Also it might be worth including Haywards Aviation with regular flights to Shoreham using PA27s around 1970. When there were more passengers a Dove was used, later an Islander.

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Old 17th Oct 2020, 14:33
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Originally Posted by BACsuperVC10 View Post
They did a Stansted service too

The also did CWL, LBA, NWI, & I remember the 146 departing GCI on summer Saturdays to ZRH.
KLM uk did AMS


I recall that for a veryshort period Air UK's Channel Island flights were branded Air UK Channelhopper
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Old 17th Oct 2020, 19:37
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EI-BUD, yes, your memory is good. Manx operated a Guernsey-Dublin-Guernsey Saturday service in their Summer 1994 timetable from 18 June to 17 September. The timetable indicates that the scheduled aircraft was a J41.
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 07:47
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My previous post seems to have disappeared, so I’ll try again. I am pretty certain that the a/c used was a SH36, with possibly a FK50 (although this may have been Cork to Jersey). I never saw a Jetstream on the route . I have photos of some Sheds in EIN c/s. My memory is of the service lasting for two seasons, but would happily concede that it might have only been one.
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 07:57
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Going back to Rousseau from Dinard; the early services (in the 60s) we’re operated by Dragon Rapide & Jodel D140. Surely one of the last Rapide services anywhere ?
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 08:11
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Was there not an airline called Guernsey Airlines? which amongst other places flew to NCL
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 08:41
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Was there not an airline called Guernsey Airlines? which amongst other places flew to NCL
Yes indeed that was bought out by ILG Air Europe - eventually to become Air Europe express - In turn became CityFlyer after AE's demise
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 11:39
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Just had a quick rummage through my box of old timetables and found Aer Lingus, Summer 1986. Dublin to Guernsey Sundays from 1 June to 30 September. No aircraft listed but "Commuter Service" shown in italics. The Aer Lingus F50s didn't enter service until early 1989 so no doubt operated by S360. Flight time shown as 1 hr 55 mins!! No sign of this service in any other year around that time.
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