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100 jobs for ex-Flybe staff

Plus new Guernsey service confirmed

An airline that is taking over some routes previously offered by Flybe, which folded on Thursday, says it may be able to offer around a hundred jobs to redundant workers.

The Scottish carrier Loganair is expected to run 16 routes, with about 400 flights a week, all from its bases in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Newcastle.  The service will start on Monday 16 March. 

On Friday another airline, Aurigny, based in the Channel Islands, announced it will begin flights between Exeter and Guernsey on Thursday 12 March. It hopes to become a daily service in due course.

Its CEO Mark Dervy says: "We believe that maintaining Guernsey’s connectivity is key and with the collapse of Flybe it is an unmissable opportunity for Aurigny to provide a valuable customer service while at the same time increasing our operation and improving our financial position. Given that we are able to do this with no increase in fixed costs and with aircraft, crew and a user-friendly booking system immediately available to us we hope that this will alleviate some travel concerns that islanders may have at this time."

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