Roger Mexico Posted March 5, 2020 Share Posted March 5, 2020 21 minutes ago, b4mbi said: But just heard on manx radio that aurgriny have consistently for last 5-6 years posted losses in region of £2m-£5m. Who's picking up that tab? Effectively taxpayer subsidised connectivity, but it maybe a price worth paying? Well as reported last year: Quote Guernsey's government-owned airline Aurigny is predicted to record losses of £9.6m in 2020. In its budget for 2020, the States of Guernsey has said it expects Aurigny's losses to rise from £7m if it continues as it is. Any losses at the state-subsidised airline are a direct cost to the government and the taxpayer. So £2 - £5 million would make the Guernsey taxpayer extremely happy. I never fail to be amazed by the way that some people, especially ex-government employees think the only solution to any inconvenience is to throw vast amounts of taxpayers money at it in the vague hope that something will happen. Flybe carried about 40% of the passengers who travelled through Isle of Man Airport. Many of these of those will be on the patient transfer flights for which alternative arrangements are being made. Another 172,445 passengers flew to/from Manchester - nearly half of all Flybe passengers. It's not actually that much longer to get to Manchester City Centre from Liverpool Airport than it is from Manchester's because you don't have to trek through the latter to get to the station - maybe an extra half hour. Airlines have collapsed before and the Island has coped without setting up yet another government department to lose money.  349,289 out of 865,617 passengers in total.  According to an answer given in the Keys last year "the Patient Transfer Office books around 17,000 return journeys a year", so 34,000 flights in total - about 10% of all Flybe passengers 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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