Face masks now a requirement on all Aurigny flights7th June 2020
Following recent changes announced by the States of Guernsey, all customers travelling on ANY Aurigny flight to ANY destination will be required to wear a face mask with immediate effect.
In addition to following the States’ guidance, Aurigny are following the European Union Aviation Safety Agency's (EASA) recommendations in relation to travel at this time and as always, the main priority is the well-being of its customers and staff.
The airline says it will be each customer’s responsibility to ensure they have a mask and they should continue to wear their masks until they leave the airport at their destination. At Guernsey Airport a limited supply of masks should be available on leaving the security search area, but this cannot be guaranteed. At other airports, customers should provide their own.
Aurigny customers not wearing masks at the departure gate will be denied boarding and will not be able to travel. Should customers fail to comply with this requirement on board Aurigny aircraft and/or remove their mask during flight then they will be treated as a ‘disruptive passenger’ and will be dealt with by the relevant authorities on arrival at their destination. Only children (6 years old and younger) and those with a medical exemption are excluded from this requirement.
As this requirement comes into force, seating capacity on Aurigny aircraft will be increased and customers should not expect to be socially distanced on board. This is good news especially for inter-island Bailiwick travel between Guernsey and Alderney, which has seen increased demand. Aurigny says it will continue to operate with the highest hygiene measures in place and our aircraft will continue to have regular deep cleans.
Further advice from EASA for passengers is availible on its website.
Picture: Guernsey Airport.