Aurigny Air Services
|Aurigny Air Services Ltd.|
|Phone:||+44 (0)1481 822886, UK: 0871 871 0717|
|Fax:||+44 (0)1481 823344|
|Address:||States Airport, La Planque Lane, Forest, Guernsey GY8 OTD, Channel Islands, United Kingdom|
|Parents:||States of Guernsey|
The airline operates passenger and freight services between the Channel Islands, western France and England. The airline also carries overnight mail for the UK Post Office and undertakes emergency ambulance charters.
The company employs about 290 people.
- IATA Code: GR
- ICAO Code: AUR
- Callsign: Ayline
Aurigny's main bases are:
- Jersey Airport (JER)
- Guernsey Airport (GCI)
- Alderney Airport (ACI)
Aurigny Air Services serves the following (as of June 2005):
- Domestic scheduled destinations: Alderney, Bristol, Guernsey, Jersey, London (Gatwick and Stansted), Manchester and Southampton.
- International scheduled destinations: Dinard
The Aurigny Air Services fleet consists of the following aircraft (at June 2005):
- 3 ATR 72-200
- 8 Britten-Norman BN2A MkIII Trislander
- 2 Shorts 360-300
- 1 Saab 340A
The airline was established and started operations on 1 March 1968.
The company's name comes from the French ("Auregnais") name for Alderney, whose local language was made extinct by a large influx of people from England.
In July 1971 Aurigny became the first commercial operator of the Britten-Norman Trislander and the airline remains the world's largest operator of the type.
Ownership of the airline passed from Aurigny Aviation Holdings to Close Brothers Private Equity on 23 May 2000, but was wholly acquired by States of Guernsey on 15 May 2003.
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