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Last Updated: Thursday, 9 February 2006, 10:32 GMT
Island airport from 'Third World'
Alderney Airport
The terminal leaks and seats are cramped said Derek Coates
Alderney Airport has been described as "Third World" by one of Guernsey's most prominent businessmen.

Entrepreneur Derek Coates, managing director of Healthspan, believes travellers to the Channel Island get a raw deal.

He says Guernsey has under-invested in the airport, the seats are cramped and the roof leaks.

Alderney Airport's director Colin Le Ray declined to comment on Mr Coates' remarks.

The airport has been criticised in the past by business leaders for lack of seating when flights are delayed.

Aurigny managing director Malcolm Hart said: "It would be nice to have a new airport terminal but on the other hand it is all about functionality.

"It isn't very pretty but it works."


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