Published on March 25th, 2022 | by Alan Dwyer0
Aurigny Starts New Service to Dublin
The Channel Islands based, Aurigny Air Services has started a new service to Dublin from Guernsey. The new service was announced last year and was originally hoped to start earlier however the prolonged travel restrictions due to the pandemic delayed the start until March. Aurigny will operate flights between Guernsey and Dublin three times a week and will be Dublin’s first scheduled air service to and from Guernsey. With a population of over 62,000, Guernsey is an Island set in the English Channel. Guernsey is rich in culture, as it has such close proximity to the French coast, you can experience a combination of both British and French culture. With fantastic options of both food and adventure, it is an attractive destination for friends and families. Ireland has enjoyed strong links with Guernsey and the other Channel Islands over the past 300 years. Many Irish people emigrated to the Islands during the 18th-century maritime trading boom, while Guernsey and Ireland have a strong shared military history dating back to the early 20th century.
The flight will depart from Guernsey at 13.45 on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and arrive in Dublin at 15.20. The return flight will leave Dublin at 15.50 with a return landing in Guernsey at 17.35.
Welcoming on the new service, the Chief Executive of daa, Dalton Philips said, “Dublin Airport is delighted to be adding a new route between Dublin and Guernsey. The commencement of the service is great news for both business and leisure passengers in Ireland and Guernsey. We anticipate strong demand for the service. Guernsey is an island with great heritage and breathtaking scenery. Dublin Airport is excited to work with Aurigny in promoting this new route.”
Also commenting was the Commercial Director of Aurigny, Malcolm Couper who added, “The whole team at Aurigny is excited to be extending our network with three times weekly direct services to Dublin. The community in Guernsey has long been asking for this service and looking at our forward sales there is good demand from Ireland too.”