Air Partner plc (“Air Partner”), the global aviation services group, is pleased to announce that it has been appointed by Aurigny, the flag carrier airline of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, to manage its operations control centre in Alderney in order to improve efficiency, resilience and customer service.
Air Partner has created a dedicated Aurigny team to run the day-to-day flight operations, which is an extension of its existing 24/7 operations department. In addition to offering greater hours of operation, Air Partner can also tap into its extended workforce for further support if necessary, thereby offering the airline a more resilient service and greater staffing capacity – especially in times of disruption.
Mark Briffa, CEO at Air Partner, said: “We are delighted to be adding Aurigny to our extensive client base and have been working closely with the team on the ground to ensure a smooth handover in operations. The airline is relied upon by many members of the Guernsey community and we are look forward to providing them with our usual high customer service levels, which have become synonymous with Air Partner.”
Mark Darby, CEO of Aurigny, said: “Aurigny has taken this decision for several reasons, but predominantly to ensure that the airline’s operations run as smoothly as possible for the benefit of our customers. We are very much looking forward to working with the Air Partner team going forward.”
About Air Partner:
Founded in 1961, Air Partner is a global aviation services group that provides worldwide solutions to industry, commerce, governments and private individuals. The Group has two divisions: Charter division, comprising air charter broking and remarketing; and the Consulting & Training division, comprising the aviation safety consultancies, Baines Simmons, Clockwork Research and Wildlife Hazard Management, as well as Air Partner’s Emergency Planning Division. For reporting purposes, the Group is structured into four divisions: Commercial Jets, Private Jets, Freight (Charter) and Consulting & Training (Baines Simmons, Clockwork Research, Wildlife Hazard Management and Air Partner’s Emergency Planning Division). The Commercial Jet division charters large airliners to move groups of any size. Air Partner Remarketing, which is within the Commercial Jet division, provides comprehensive remarketing programmes for all types of commercial and corporate aircraft to a wide range of international clients. Private Jets offers the Company’s unique pre-paid JetCard scheme and on-demand charter. Freight charters aircraft of every size to fly almost any cargo anywhere, at any time. Baines Simmons is a world leader in aviation safety consulting specialising in aviation regulation, compliance and safety management. Clockwork Research is a leading fatigue risk management consultancy. Wildlife Hazard Management is a leading Environmental and Air Traffic Control services provider to UK and International airports. Air Partner is headquartered alongside Gatwick airport in the UK. Air Partner operates 24/7 year-round. Air Partner is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIR) and is ISO 9001:2015 compliant for commercial airline and private jet solutions worldwide. www.airpartner.com
Aurigny, Guernsey’s Airline, is the flag carrier airline servicing the Bailiwick of Guernsey. It has an extensive route network with regular flights to Alderney, Bristol, East Midlands, Guernsey, Jersey, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, and Southampton. Aurigny also runs seasonal flights to Grenoble, Leeds Bradford and Norwich.