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Old 10th Jan 2024, 14:46
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An Eastern AT7 is being taken on lease (for several months), G-CMEI arrives GCI this evening & is due to operate the GCI-MAN tomorrow morning.
I assume the aircraft will be rotated as/when required by Eastern..
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Old 12th Jan 2024, 12:15
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Not sure if it is a planned aircraft swap over already but G-CMEI is currently parked with her nose inside the Aurigny hangar and G-CMFI has just positioned in from Newquay,
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Old 17th Jan 2024, 07:41
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The Eastern ATR returned to the UK last night ,has the lease been terminated?
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Old 17th Jan 2024, 21:50
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Originally Posted by Jerbourg
The Eastern ATR returned to the UK last night ,has the lease been terminated?
Looks like G-CMFI & G-CMEI have both been operation flights for Aurigny in the past few day,
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Old 18th Jan 2024, 08:45
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The lease is not over. G-CMEI is due back later today to continue with Aurigny. Looks as if G-CMFI which provided temporary cover last week has gone to Dinard for mx.
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Old 9th Feb 2024, 11:18
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Noticed yesterday afternoon that the Embraer appears to be back in service, having been positioned EXT-GCI in the morning.
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Old 21st Feb 2024, 22:19
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Twice-daily GCI-LCY announced on weekdays & Sunday, starting on 31st March: https://ukaviation.news/aurigny-to-l...from-guernsey/
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Old 22nd Feb 2024, 20:10
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Originally Posted by jmdavies86
Twice-daily GCI-LCY announced on weekdays & Sunday, starting on 31st March: https://ukaviation.news/aurigny-to-l...from-guernsey/
See post #125 this was known in October
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Old 29th Feb 2024, 16:53
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With the ongoing issues, Aurigny have chartered in a Heston A320 for today and tomorrow (going by Flight radar) to cover some of the flying.

The Eastern ATR hasn't moved for 3 days, it looks like the Embraer can only do half a day of flying plus they still only have 1 of their own ATRs available.
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Old 29th Feb 2024, 20:21
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Blue Islands have been operating some services for them too (in addition to the code share SOU).

Do the Eastern crew return to the UK on days when their aircraft isn't scheduled to be needed or stay on island?

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Old 29th Feb 2024, 21:45
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Originally Posted by Jerbourg
Do the Eastern crew return to the UK on days when their aircraft isn't scheduled to be needed or stay on island?
You are assuming that Eastern actually have crew for the ATR. Judging by their performance at SOU, that is generally the problem.
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Old 2nd Mar 2024, 06:20
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You are assuming that Eastern actually have crew for the ATR. Judging by their performance at SOU, that is generally the problem.
As Eastern have an ATR on wet lease to GR I would have assumed crew would be in place, however.....

Yesterday again saw numerous delays/cancellations - this screenshot below taken from social media - in fact the BHX was eventually cancelled


Already this morning (Saturday) the early MAN & SOU flights have been cancelled, however according to FR24 the leased Eastern ATR is due to operate a return sector to SOU later after sitting dormant for days. The leased A320 departed to ORY yesterday after doing a couple of LGW sectors.

With the island reliant on basically this one airline I hope reliability picks up soon as at the end of the month a number of new routes kick off & I'm wondering if the airline will have enough aircraft to cope?
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Old 2nd Mar 2024, 06:37
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The EMB did a BRS flight yesterday
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Old 2nd Mar 2024, 09:30
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EMB

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The EMB did a BRS flight yesterday
No doubt topped with some BHX pax which was cancelled - I suppose fro Bristol at least it operated - landed 22.18 departed 23.39

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Old 2nd Mar 2024, 09:40
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Most likely the curse of Eastern has struck again. I really don’t know why other airlines ever trust them any more - there is a total trail of destruction with BA, TAP, ITA and now Aurigny behind them. You’d think KLM would know better.
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Old 2nd Mar 2024, 10:15
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The Eastern aircraft looks to be positioning (empty) out to Southampton.

The GR 602/603 LGW rotation has now also been cancelled for today.

G-OATR returned from Exeter yesterday and was due to operate services today but is now sat outside the Aurigny hangar.

G-OGFC operated the Gatwick red eye 2 hours late and is then doing the Grenoble and this evening's Manchester

The Embraer looks to be down for 3 LGW runs today, but the 10:20 has been pushed back to 13:10 - presumably so they can try and do all 3 LGW runs with one set of crew.

Blue Islands look like they have been called in again to operate BHX with G-ISLN

As Jerbourg mentioned - I dread to think what is going to happen at the end of the month as they need 4 aircraft to operate a schedule (and that leaves no back up).
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Old 2nd Mar 2024, 21:29
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Aurigny found themselves between 'The devil and the deep blue sea' regarding Eastern!................
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Old 2nd Mar 2024, 21:46
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Based on what has been posted on the Aurigny website, the situation is going to remain fragile for a while which doesn't bode well once the Summer timetable kicks in.

Disruption Statement – 2nd March 2024

Dear Customers,

We would like to apologise for the significant disruption you may have experienced while travelling with us recently. We fully understand the frustration and inconvenience caused by the unexpected cancellations and delays, and we want to assure you that addressing these issues is our top priority.

Unfortunately, the planned annual maintenance on two of Aurigny’s aircraft – one Dornier and one ATR - coincided with unforeseen and separate technical events that impacted both the Embraer and the ATR fleet. These technical difficulties were further compounded by challenging weather conditions this week, and our recovery efforts were constrained by a shortage of crew personnel from one of our standby aircraft capacity suppliers. These factors have regrettably led to disruptions across our flight network, affecting many of you.

We recognise the impact that flight cancellations and delays can have on your plans and commitments and sincerely apologise for the impact it has had.

We do not take the decision to cancel flights lightly, and every cancellation is made with careful consideration of customer safety and operational feasibility within our permitted operating hours. Extensions have been requested and granted by Guernsey Airport throughout the week to maximise the number of flights we could operate with the available aircraft, and we have, where possible, contracted in third-party capacity to bolster supply.

Our technical team continue to make every effort to return all aircraft to service as soon as possible, and one aircraft has returned to service this morning, whilst a further aircraft is anticipated to become operational by tomorrow morning. We expect services to gradually return to normal by the end of the weekend. Service resilience will, however, continue to be fragile during March whilst we await the return of aircraft undergoing planned maintenance in Europe, and our dedicated teams will continue to work tirelessly around the clock to minimise further disruption, rebook affected customers, and ensure that everyone reaches their intended destinations as soon as possible.

We appreciate the patience and understanding you have demonstrated during this challenging time, particularly in your interactions with our frontline staff and thank you for your continued trust in Aurigny.

If you have any queries regarding this disruption, please contact us on Facebook Messenger or via WhatsApp (messages only) at +44 7436 422 214 until 21:00, or call us on +44 1481 267 267 until 18:00.

Kind regards,

Aurigny Customer Services
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Old 2nd Mar 2024, 22:12
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OK, so the fact that through the best of intensions, Aurigny whilst been scuppered by the lease terminalisation of the Eastern AT76 (On their own terms!) have been completely ignored.

Aurigny are trying hard, but against advice, got into bed with someone they thought could get them out of a hole!

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Old 6th Mar 2024, 14:00
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Jethro's showing two AT76 as having been acquired, with the first due in May.
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