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Old 22nd Jan 2018, 22:56
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Aurigny routes?

I'm coming to the end of work on a book on the history of Aurigny (about which I have posted on this forum before: apologies for spam) and am currently trying to fill up some of the gaps in its content. I have tried to be quite specific about the dates which given routes were begun and ceased. Below is a list which represents my knowledge so far, in order of date of inauguration and split up by decade to make it less dense. Any contributions where there are question marks would be gratefully appreciated and attributed appropriately in the text.
  • Alderney - Guernsey: 1 Mar 1968 - present
  • Guernsey - Jersey: ?? May 1968 - 15 Mar 2014
  • Alderney - Jersey: ?? May 1968 - ?? 2003; 20 Sept 2013 - 29 Oct 2013
  • Alderney - Granville: ?? May 1968 - ?? (likely spring 1970)
  • Guernsey - Granville: ?? May 1968 - ?? (likely spring 1970)
  • Jersey - Granville: ?? May 1968 - ?? (likely spring 1970)
  • Alderney - Southampton: 2 Jan 1970 - present
  • Alderney - Cherbourg: 16 Nov 1970 - ?? 1998 (unsure)
  • Guernsey - Cherbourg: 1 Apr 1972 - ?? 1998 (unsure)
  • Southampton - Cherbourg: 1 Apr 1972 - ?? (likely autumn 1976)
  • Jersey - Cherbourg: 29 Oct 1974 - ?? (unsure)
  • Alderney - Shoreham: ?? 1979 - ?? 1984/5 (unsure)
  • Jersey - Dinard: ?? 1985 - ?? 1988; ?? Jan 1990 - ?? Nov 2004
  • Guernsey - Dinard: ?? 1985 - ?? 1988; ?? Jan 1990 - present
  • Guernsey - Bournemouth: ?? 1987 (unsure) - ?? Oct 1989, 7 Mar 2004 - 10 Jan 2005
  • Jersey - Bournemouth: ?? 1987 (unsure) - ?? Oct 1989, 7 Mar 2004 - 10 Jan 2005
  • Guernsey - Gatwick: 9 Mar 1991 - ?? Mar 1991; 16 Jun 2003 - present
  • Guernsey - Caen: ?? 1998 - ?? 2001
  • Guernsey - Amsterdam: ?? Jul 1999 - ?? 2002
  • Guernsey - Stansted: 4 Jun 1999 - present
  • Guernsey - Manchester: ?? Mar 2000 - present
  • Guernsey - East Midlands: ?? Apr 2003 - 10 Jan 2005; 1 May 2009 - present
  • Jersey - Manchester: 2 Jan (??) 2004 - 10 Jan 2005
  • Jersey - Bristol: 28 Mar (??) 2004 - 10 Jan (??) 2005
  • Jersey - Stansted: 1 May 2009 - 29 Sept 2014
  • Guernsey - Grenoble: 26 Dec 2009 - present
  • Guernsey - London City: 8 Sept 2014 - 27 Oct 2017
  • Guernsey - Norwich: 14 May 2016 - present
  • Guernsey - Leeds Bradford: 27 May 2016 - present

I appreciate this is a very detailed request but in the internet age it's always worth trying to crowd-source knowledge. Thanks all!

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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 08:37
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You can add Alderney to Bournemouth in the summer of 1991. GR421 Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon (+ Wed in peak times) ACI 11.40, BOU 12.15; and GR422 BOU 12.30; ACI 13.05


I have a few 1990s timetables - let me know if you want scanned copies
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 13:35
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Jersey - Cherbourg - Southampton certainly ran for one summer in the late nineties, and Guernsey (maybe Jersey) - St Brieuc was a route for several years in the 70's. During the reign of the Saab there was a route to Caen for a couple of seasons - as you mention, but I am 99.9% certain that this was from Jersey. Sorry. Don't know dates.
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 16:30
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Originally Posted by bricquebec View Post
Jersey - Cherbourg - Southampton certainly ran for one summer in the late nineties, and Guernsey (maybe Jersey) - St Brieuc was a route for several years in the 70's. During the reign of the Saab there was a route to Caen for a couple of seasons - as you mention, but I am 99.9% certain that this was from Jersey. Sorry. Don't know dates.
AUR operated Jersey to Caen, & it only lasted for a short while. This route was really a non-starter & was occasioned largely due to political pressure for an air link to a partner city in Normandy. There was no intrinsic demand for it, & it packed up within two years, I am afraid. I am certain that only the BN3 operated this route, & there was no route from Guernsey.
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The States of Jersey opened a tourist office in Downtown Metropolitan Caen, and the service opened to coincide with that and lasted just as long as the tourist office. That suggests to me that there may have been a financial arrangement between the States and Aurigny - but that is purely conjecture on my part - I have absolutely no knowledge of any such arrangement.

During the time that there were flights to Cherbourg from the Islands, I never once saw any advertising in the local French papers in the Cotentin. However, La Presse de la Manche and Ouest France both carried prominent frequent advertising for the Caen - Jersey link. Make what you will of that . . .
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Sorry for my delay in posting again but your replies are all greatly appreciated, particularly the clarification re Caen ops. Any further info, particularly on Granville or with any other info, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again all.
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Re Gr SOU-CER I am almost certain that Aurigny tried the route a second time some years after they gave up the first, if my memory serves me rightly the second effort lasted only a very short time but I can't recall dates. Aurigny's first station manager at SOU was Mick McCormick but Maurice Wyatt served in that role for many years and was the longest serving member of staff in Aurigny when he retired a few years ago. Other Aurigny staff at SOU in the eraly years included Steve bailey, Jon Horne and Steve Loveridge, the last two continuing to work in aviation.
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