Closure of Dinard Route
|Aurigny will cease operating the Dinard route at the start of next year, to concentrate its focus and resources on the lifeline Alderney service.
The Board of Aurigny has taken the decision to end the route, at the beginning of January, based on a number of key factors. These include:
• A lack of demand on the Dinard route in 2018, with under 1,500 bookings, representing a load factor of less than 50%.
• An 80% decline in passenger numbers over the last 10 years.
• A need to focus the Dornier resources on the Alderney operation and service levels required by the Public Service Obligation, should Aurigny be successful.
Aurigny CEO Mark Darby said: “There were a number of key reasons behind our decision, including the lack of demand on the route. We also need to focus our attention on the Alderney operations and the PSO that has just been released by the Committee for Economic Development. This is not a decision the Board has taken lightly, but unfortunately, it just no longer makes commercial sense for us to operate the route. Of course, the way is open for another operator to operate the route should they believe that it would be viable.”
The last flight will take place on Sunday 6th January.