Aurigny has applied to Guernsey’s Commerce & Employment Department for a licence to start air services to London City Airport.
If the application is successful it is planned that the services would start in May 2014.
Aurigny’s Commercial Director Malcolm Coupar said: “The departure of flybe from the London Gatwick route has created the opportunity for Aurigny to increase its London Gatwick services and to introduce flights to London City. We believe that we are uniquely positioned to offer twice-daily services in combination with our London Gatwick and London Stansted operations.
London City is a premium airport that is ideal for the traveller working to deadlines as it is situated in the heart of London. While it is our intention to provide day return services to London City, not everybody wants to spend the entire day there. We believe this is where Aurigny is uniquely positioned as we can offer a combination of flights from London Gatwick, London Stansted and London City. This will give unprecedented frequency of up to nine differently timed flights in the London market for the time sensitive traveller.
We foresee our passengers using London City in combination with our other high frequency London services to maximise the time they spend productively and minimise the time they spend travelling. Aurigny is constantly looking at ways to develop its offering and offer greater value to its customers and we believe that this will become a very popular service”.