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Flybe adds extra London?Guernsey service

24th April 2009 - 17:47 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Flybe has announced an additional rotation on its Guernsey to London Gatwick route beginning on 29 June. The new summer service, which adds an extra afternoon rotation on this key route, will help the airline meet increased seasonal demand.

The airline will operate the route with Bombardier Q400. Flybe has been critical of the Guernsey government which it accuses of "dragging its feet over the promised upgrading the airport runway". Once completed, the upgrade would enable Flybe to serve the island with its larger 118-seat Embraer 195.

The new service will operate Monday to Friday departing London Gatwick at 1550, with the return flight departing from Guernsey at 1715. This will give travellers the choice of six return flights a day.

Mike Rutter, Flybe’s chief commercial officer, commented, “Historically, airline after airline has abandoned its services to the Channel Islands, but Flybe’s bucking that trend with this additional rotation. We remain committed to providing affordability and flexibility for Channel Islands travellers and, with six rotations now on this popular route, offer the perfect choice for leisure and business travellers alike."

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