Posted on: 22 July 2016 by Mark Howells
From 23 July 2016, Aurigny’s flagship E195 jet will begin operating the carrier’s first flights between Guernsey and Barcelona, which will continue each Saturday until 13 August 2016.
Set to leave Guernsey at 18.15, Aurigny is scheduled to arrive in Barcelona at 21:00 (local times). The E195 will be cruising at an altitude of 41,000 feet on the route, which is 17,000 feet more than the height it reaches on its daily Gatwick flights.
The inaugural service will be flown by Aurigny’s Embraer fleet manager, Captain Nigel Green.
“Barcelona is a big, busy airport with six runways and sits in an impressive location next to the Mediterranean,” notes Green. “I’ve flown there before with airlines I’ve worked for previously and it’s a great destination. The flight time will be around one hour and thirty-five minutes. We’ll climb out of Guernsey and across to Dinard in Brittany. We’ll track straight down through France to Toulouse and then across the Pyrenees to Barcelona.”
Malcolm Coupar, Aurigny’s commercial director, said, “95 passengers, many of them families, are booked to fly on our first Barcelona flight and the other three departures are similarly full. It shows that we made the right choice by offering locals the chance to fly direct to the Spanish city, thereby saving time on having to transit in the UK.”