First ‘air bridge’ flight from Guernsey to Isle of Man delayed by three hours | ITV News – ITV News

The first flight under a new ‘air bridge’ deal between Guernsey and the Isle of Man has been delayed by three hours.

The Aurigny-operated service was due to take off at midday, but did not leave the island until after 3pm.

Passengers told ITV News they were originally informed that the runway was closed, but then asked to board just minutes later. Once on board, Aurigny’s CEO Mark Darby welcomed flyers and thanked them for travelling.

But shortly afterwards, there was talk of a possible technical issue with the plane’s brakes, so they were taken off the aircraft and have since been waiting air-side for an update. It is understood they will be boarding shortly.

According to the departures section of the Isle of Man government’s website, the return flight is now scheduled for 4:30pm, instead of 2:10pm.

Both governments agreed to form the travel agreement last month, which allows people to fly without self isolating.

Demand was so high that Aurigny doubled the number of flights with almost 4,000 seats being sold. 

Like Guernsey, the Isle of Man is also fully open for islanders with no physical distancing measures in place.


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