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Service Between Heathrow And Guernsey, Channel Isl  
User currently offlineUnitedFirst From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 478 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3877 times:

Does anyone happen to know if any airlines currently fly between Heathrow (LHR) and Guernsey, Channel Islands (GCI)?

I realize that British Airways provides service between LGW and GCI, but I was looking for an airline that could fly me straight from LHR (that is, from where I would be connecting).

Thanks,

Derek

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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12407 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3870 times:

Sadly not, I'm afraid - nor (which is even worse, because I live there!) between Heathrow and Jersey.

Air UK (later KLM uk) used to fly LHR-GCI, but sold the slots to BA, which subsequently closed the route. This was actually the subject of litigation, which Guernsey unfortunately lost. BA closed LHR-JER in October 2000.


User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7078 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3814 times:

Strong rumours that EI are looking at LHR JER again, using A320's. This will happen by freeing up 2 -3 of their DUB slots.


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User currently offlineBuckfifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1316 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3810 times:

I just read that article on Airliner World that said Guernsey's only served via Gatwick, and even that may be in trouble.

I must profess I've never been to Jersey or Guernsey, nor am I intimate with the scene though...


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3793 times:

Don't think there are any flights between LHR and GCI

Staffan


User currently offlineAirX From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3773 times:

What a coincidence we have just lost our BA Gatwick service today as BA souces out the ATR 72 as of July. Aurigny are taking the route over and the States of Guernsey are considering buying them for £5 million.
Adrian.


User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3952 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3760 times:

KLM uk sold their LHR slots to BA (well, technically they swopped them for BA moonlight slots and somehow a couple of million GBPs made their way from BA HQ to UK HQ....) and moved the service from LHR to STN in the late 1990s. The STN service was axed after a while and taken over by Aurigny with the Saab 340s (still served today). Since then, there has been no direct LHR-GCI service.

I guess you will be aware of the fact that VLM Airlines has applied for a LCY - GCI (- JER - ZRH) route recently.

Not sure about the LTN service by JEA/BEA/flyBE - does it still operate ?



User currently offlineTrident3 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3710 times:

There was an advert in the paper today for fly.be offering free flights on the following routes
London Gatwick to Jersey
London Gatwick to Guernsey
London Luton to Jersey
Birmingham to Jersey
Birmingham to Guernsey
Exeter to Jersey
Exeter to Guernsey
Southampton to Jersey
Southampton to Guernsey



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