Aurigny is suspending services to Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Exeter and London Stansted, and reducing the frequency of flights to Gatwick, Southampton and Manchester.
The revised schedule comes in to effect from Saturday 21 March and will run up to and including 19 April.
In a statement, the airline said its decision to streamline services is the result of stricter border controls, advice against all non-essential travel and mandatory self-isolation for all arriving passengers – public health measures introduced to contain the spread of Covid-19.
‘Please note that this is a temporary measure to reduce costs in this unprecedented period of low demand. We are hoping to resume normal services for the busy summer period and are presently planning for suspended routes to be reintroduced on the 20th of April,’ said a statement from the airline.
‘This recommencement date will be regularly reviewed and may be adjusted in accordance with demand for travel. Regular notices will be issued about our plans and timetable.’
Customers wanting to cancel as a result of the change will receive a refund by credit voucher, valid for one year. Customers will need to cancel bookings using the ‘manage’ section on the Aurigny website before sending an email to email@example.com with a booking reference.
Passengers who do not cancel will be rebooked on to a different service and will be emailed the details.
‘The situation is changing very quickly, and we are obliged to follow government advice. Should we have to reduce services further or offer only one lifeline route then the flights GR606 and GR607 to and from Gatwick will be the last flights to be cancelled,’ said the airline.
‘We will do our best to maintain this revised schedule for at least 48 hours after any further government instructions, but in this current climate we are unable to guarantee this.’