Air Alderney Operator Certificate in Progress
New Channel Islands’ company Air Alderney in the process of obtaining Air Operators Certificate
Air Alderney, October 31, 2017 - We appreciate all the messages received from our supporters and know that you are all keen to receive an update on the progress of Air Alderney.
We can assure you we are working hard to wade through the mountain of paperwork required for our own Air Operators Certificate along with all the necessary requirements of each of our intended destination airports.
Due to the length of time this is taking we have also been working on alternative means of being able to commence our services more quickly.
As many of you may have seen our first aircraft is here in Alderney and our second aircraft which you all helped name as 2-BILL is due home in a matter of weeks.
We have recruited 3 pilots and are currently recruiting the relevant ground handling services required locally and at our destination airports.
Our office at the airport ‘Puffin House’ which will be used by our ground staff and flight crew is now fully operational and ready for use.
We are also happy to announce that our office in Victoria Street located next to Bell & Co will open in the coming weeks. This will become our Town office for information and reservations.
Air Alderney will offer direct flights from Alderney to Jersey, Cherbourg, Solent (previously known as Lee on Solent) and a summer service to Brighton City.
Further information on our timetables and fares will follow shortly.
We are currently exploring other possibilities of how best the island can be serviced and as such we are trialling a helicopter this week to ascertain whether this could be beneficial in medevac circumstances.
As well as this we have negotiated freight handling facilities at Solent in order to provide a freight service direct from the UK.
Whilst we are unable to confirm our start date at present, rest assured we want to start flying as much as you do. We intend to be your local airline and work towards being able to meet the requirements of Alderney and its people.