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Island airline's new London route

Aurigny plane
Aurigny was bought by the States of Guernsey in 2003

Channel Island airline Aurigny has announced it is to operate services from Jersey to Stansted Airport.

The daily 75-minute flight will leave Jersey in the afternoon, with the return service the following day.

Aurigny said it made the decision to extend the service following the success of flights from Guernsey.

"In addition to being another route into London, Stansted is a hub for low cost airlines for onward journeys," Aurigny commercial director said.

Malcolm Coupar said the service would also help to encourage British tourists to visit Jersey.

"Stansted is also a very handy destination for business travellers to London with excellent regular connections into the city centre," he added.

Aurigny, which employs nearly 300 staff, was bought by the States of Guernsey in 2003 following British Airways' decision to stop flying to Guernsey.

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