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Guernsey Airport
Guernsey Airport logo.jpg
Guernsey Airport Terminal.jpg
Guernsey Airport Terminal
IATA: GCIICAO: EGJB
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator States of Guernsey
Serves Guernsey
Location Forest, Guernsey
Elevation AMSL 336 ft / 102 m
Coordinates 49°26′06″N 02°36′07″W / 49.435°N 2.60194°W / 49.435; -2.60194 (Guernsey Airport)
Website www.guernsey-airport.gov.gg
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 1,463 4,800 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Movements 57,634
Passengers 937,391
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]
Statistics from the UK Civil Aviation Authority[2]
The old terminal of Guernsey Airport, September 2003.

Guernsey Airport (IATA: GCIICAO: EGJB) is the largest airport in the Bailiwick of Guernsey and is the only airport on the island of Guernsey. It is located in the Forest, a parish in Guernsey, 2.5 NM (4.6 km; 2.9 mi) west southwest of St. Peter Port.[1] It was officially opened on 5 May 1939. However, regular air services only commenced in October 1946.

Work started on a new terminal building in 2002, which became operational on 19 April 2004. The old terminal was demolished in May 2004 to make space for additional aircraft stands and a passenger walkway from the new terminal. The new terminal should be able to handle about 1.25 million passengers per year.

In 2009, 937,391 passengers used the airport, with 57,634 aircraft movements.[2]

Contents

Runways

Until 1960 there were four grass runways, with lengths ranging from 2,040 ft (622 m) to 3,060 ft (933 m). In 1960, the new tarmacked runway of a length of 4,800 ft (1,463 m) was opened. It is still in use today, although some airlines and other interested groups claim an extension is necessary to allow use of more modern aircraft, such as Flybe, who want to be able to bring their Embraer 195s into Guernsey, rather than the smaller de Havilland Dash 8s, to feed the tourist industry during the summer season.[3][4]

After many years of debate it was announced on the 2nd October 2009 that Guernsey's airport runway and apron will be repaired at an estimated cost of £81m.[5]

Airlines and destinations

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Passenger

Airlines Destinations
Air Southwest Plymouth, Jersey
Aurigny Air Services Alderney, Bristol, Dinard, East Midlands, Grenoble [seasonal], Jersey, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Manchester
Blue Islands Alderney, Geneva, Isle of Man, Jersey, Southampton, Zürich
Flybe Belfast-City [begins 14 July], Birmingham, Edinburgh [begins 13 July], Exeter, London-Gatwick, Manchester [seasonal], Newcastle [begins 10 July], Norwich [begins 15 May; seasonal], Southampton

Charter airlines

Airlines Destinations
Lufthansa Frankfurt [seasonal][6]
VLM Rotterdam [seasonal][7]
Flybe Palma de Mallorca [seasonal charter]

Cargo

Airlines Destinations
Atlantic Airlines Newspapers, Mail using British Aerospace ATPs or Lockheed Electras
Aurigny Air Services Mail, FedEx freight and UPS freight

Handling agents

Accidents and incidents

On 7 December 1997 an F-27 (registration: G-BNCY) operated by AirUK arriving from Southampton overshot the runway while landing in high cross winds. There were no fatalities among the 50 passengers and 4 crew members, although the aircraft was damaged beyond repair and subsequently written off.[1]

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