Island life may sound idyllic but it can present its challenges, as Bernie Baldwin discovered when he interviewed Aurigny Air Services’ CEO Mark Darby.

Aurigny’s Embraer 195 was bought to serve the Guernsey-London Gatwick route. It was also used for summer services last year to Barcelona. Aurigny

“We’re operating from a rock in the middle of the sea which – summer or winter – seems to generate its cap of cloud that sits right on top of the airport.” Aurigny Air Services’ CEO Mark Darby is highlighting, in a slightly rueful tone, a major constraint in being the home airline of Guernsey, a UK Crown dependency in the Channel Islands, located just off the northwest coast of France.

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