THERE ARE a group of tiny British islands with their own airline – and they even offer direct flights to the UK and Spain.
The islands of Guernsey in the English Channel have their own airline.
Aurigny Airline is the airline serving the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
After the airline was nationalized in 2003, it became the property of the Channel Islands.
The Guernsey Islands are made up of five small islands including Guernsey, Sark, Herm, Alderney and Lihou.
Of the five islands, both Guernsey and Alderney have their own airports.
Guernsey Airport is the larger of the two and has several direct connections to nine UK and Ireland airports.
These include London, Manchester, Exeter, Leeds Bradford, Southampton, Birmingham, Bristol and Dublin.
Alderney Airport, the smaller of the two airports, now offers flights to neighboring Guernsey and Southampton.
Flights from London to Guernsey take just over an hour, while a flight to Dublin has a journey time of one hour and 35 minutes.
According to Flightradar24, the airline will operate 10 flights to other parts of the UK and Ireland from Guernsey Airport on July 25.
Meanwhile, a total of 12 flights are scheduled from Guernsey Airport to other UK destinations on July 26.
In addition to routes to Great Britain, the airline also flies to European holiday hotspots such as Malaga and Ibiza.
Other airlines such as West Atlantic and Blue Islands also fly to the Guernsey Islands.
Holidaymakers who don’t want to fly will be happy to know that they can also take a direct ferry service to Guernsey.
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Condor ferries operate direct passenger ferries from Poole in Dorset to St Peter Port in Guernsey.
The passenger ferry ride takes three hours each way, so it would be a long day trip to the island.
Jersey, the largest Channel Island, also has an airport that offers direct flights to other parts of the UK and Ireland.
Meanwhile, airports across the UK aim to offer more flights to Europe later in the yearMonths.
Plymouth Airport is hoping to reopen after more than a decade of closure, while Swansea Airport will launch its first scheduled passenger flight in almost 20 years this year.
And Humberside Airport could see more flights this summer despite being one of the smallest airports in the UK.