New air link to Guernsey

New air link to Guernsey

Published at 6:52pm 14th December 2015. (Updated at 7:05pm 14th December 2015)

Flights between Leeds Bradford Airport and Guernsey are going to start next May.

Aurigny will run four flights a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in peak season.

They will depart from Leeds Bradford at 2.10pm and arrive in Guernsey just before 4pm.

The return flights to Leeds Bradford will leave at 12pm and arrive at 1.40pm.

From October to May, flights will operate on Mondays and Fridays at the same times, allowing customers to enjoy off-season weekend breaks in Guernsey.

Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford Airport's Aviation Development Director, said: "We are pleased to welcome Aurigny to Leeds Bradford, introducing direct services to Guernsey commencing May 2016. This new service will now allow fast and direct access to one of the airport's most widely requested destinations and we expect significant leisure demand from across our catchment area.

"We believe this year-round route will become a firm favourite with our passengers who enjoy visiting Guernsey. We look forward to developing a long-lasting relationship with Aurigny and enhancing and widening our connectivity with the Channel Islands."

Malcolm Coupar, Aurigny's Commercial Director, added: "Our analysis shows there'll be a high level of interest in our new Guernsey connection. We were granted the licence to operate earlier this year and we've had many enquiries from people who live in the Leeds Bradford area, wanting to know when we're starting the route.

"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."

Flights will start on 27 May and more information is available at www.aurigny.com