A new Channel Island airline is expected to be launched in the next few weeks.
Air Alderney has released a statement saying it is "in the final process of settling the agreements necessary for a scheduled air service to give you the connectivity you deserve, beginning in the new year with return flights to Shoreham [Brighton City Airport] from Alderney."
States of Alderney Policy & Finance Chairman Bill Abel has pointed out that the company still has no route licences. However, the airline has gone public with a test flight from Biggin Hill to Alderney and back via Brighton City with a nine-passenger Britten-Norman Islander and announced that it has received its air operator’s certificate.
##After the Alderney – Brighton route is launched, the company also wants to start scheduled flights between Alderney and Jersey. It also plans a freight service between Guernsey and Alderney.
The new airline has had to overcome various obstacles to reach this stage, including a situation in 2019 when the States of Alderney said that licences granted were invalid and the company had to reapply.
Currently Alderney only has direct services to Guernsey and Southampton, both operated by Aurigny which is owned by the States of Guernsey.
In previous years there have been direct services between Alderney and Shoreham Airport, which was rebranded as Brighton City Airport about five years ago.www.airalderney.org https://flybrighton.com
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