Tuesday 15th of December 2015
Leeds Bradford Airport has announced that it will be starting a year-round service to Guernsey which will start on 27th May 2016. The flights will be operated by Aurigny, the longest serving airlines in the Channel Islands.
The service, which will be launched in peak season, will run four flights a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Flights can be booked online now and many tour operators are providing holiday packages in Guernsey with direct flights from Leeds Bradford Airport.
Flight operator Aurigny is owned by the Guernsey government and already flies to 12 destinations in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Europe.
Aurigny’s commercial director Malcolm Coupar commented on the new route:
“We anticipate a lot of interest in what will be the eighth, year round destination served by Aurigny. Fares will start at £89 return and include Aurigny’s standard ‘frills’ of a free 20kg of hold luggage allowance and an extra 10kg of cabin baggage. We’ll also be serving complimentary soft drinks or tea and coffee, both unusual perks in these days of budget flights.
“The Channel Islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm make an excellent summer holiday destination, famed for their high sunshine hours, beautiful beaches, French influence and fine cuisine. They are steeped in history and full of striking architecture, from Neolithic standing stones to Napoleonic defences and German Second World War fortifications. The islands are relatively small, so all their attractions are easily accessible. We look forward to flying visitors from Yorkshire to enjoy these varied, very special places.”