As Guernsey’s airline, Aurigny is proud to offer a wide range of services and lifeline links to the Bailiwick and its visitors.
Established 50 years ago, we have had the privilege of serving millions of passengers over this time, and currently operate more than 15,000 flights a year, to 14 destinations.
Aurigny is owned by the States of Guernsey and our network includes services to Guernsey, Alderney, and destinations across the UK and in Europe.
History of Aurigny:
Sir Derrick Bailey forms Aurigny Air Services. In its first year, the airline carries 45,000 passengers between Guernsey, Jersey and Alderney.
Aurigny is the first company in the world to operate the Britten-Norman Trislander.
1 millionth passenger carried.
Aurigny bans smoking on all scheduled flights, long before any anti-smoking campaigns.
Aurigny begins operating daily services from Guernsey to London Stansted with Saab 340 aircraft.
The website Aurigny.com is launched, featuring a new online booking facility.
Aurigny is acquired by the States of Guernsey in a deal to safeguard the future of several key air links, including the threatened Guernsey-London Gatwick route.
Aurigny.com sales top £12 million in just 20 months.
All UK services from Guernsey are now operated by 66 seat ATR72 aircraft.
The airlines millionth passenger is carried on the Alderney-Southampton route. Overall, Aurigny has flown 10 million passengers in its 38-year history.
Aurigny celebrated 40 years in operation and picks up its first of four accolades from the consumer magazine Which?, voted 4th best short-haul airline.
Aurigny take delivery of two ATR 72-500's and the frequency of flights from Guernsey to London Gatwick is increased. The airline also announced that it will be operating winter flights to Grenoble.
The Embraer 195 Jet operates its first flight after being bought for the Guernsey-Gatwick route.
Aurigny is recognised with the Silver Award at the European Regions Airline Association awards. In the same year the States of Guernsey agrees to recapitalise the Aurigny group.
Aurigny is ranked highly at two major awards. Firstly, named fourth best short-haul airline in the Telegraph Travel Awards, and then ranked second in the latest Which? Magazine best short haul/economy airline survey.
Launch of brand-new website in the Spring.