Aurigny has axed its Guernsey-Jersey service due to low passenger numbers.
The twice-daily route, which was introduced in May 2019, will cease to operate from the end of February.
‘We returned to the route because our customers were telling us that prices were high, service was erratic and air links between the islands were unreliable. We had seen that numbers had decreased and more people were choosing to communicate digitally, thus missing out on critical social connectivity,’ said Aurigny’s CEO Mark Darby.
‘We genuinely thought there was room for us in the market by addressing these issues and included it in a route operated by our “spare” aircraft. Our return to this market has indeed seen prices reduce and service levels improve, but not the upsurge in passenger numbers we had hoped for, meaning that the route is not sustainable at this time.’
The weekday flights to and from Jersey were specifically aimed at the Guernsey business traveller with timings to suit day return trips.
Flights will continue to operate until 29th February 2020. A full refund will be available to customers with flights booked after this time.