NEW flights from Cornwall Newquay Airport are set to depart to the Islands of Guernsey this summer.

Aurigny, Guernsey’s flagship airline, will depart weekly from Newquay airport every Tuesday from July 23 until August 27. 

A spokesperson for Aurigny said: “These flights provide the perfect option for visitors seeking a hassle-free summer break.

“Summer 2024 is a thrilling time to visit the Islands, which comprise Guernsey, Herm, Sark and Alderney and are home to stunning beaches, varied landscapes and spectacular wildlife. From quirky local events such as a Donkey Derby and the beloved Battle of the Flowers to visiting a local gin distillery in an abandoned World War II bunker or soaking up the island vibes at the brand-new Hot Haus Sauna by the Sea, there is sure to be something for everyone.

“Thrill-seekers will relish the plethora of land and watersports on offer, whereas history lovers will be fascinated by Guernsey’s extraordinary past at Guernsey’s museums and monuments: 2024 marks the 80th anniversary of the D Day Landings, and Guernsey, which was occupied by the Germans in World War II, has a plethora of bunkers and a fascinating occupation museum to explore.  

“Guernsey, like Cornwall, is a surfers’ paradise, and Cornish travellers looking to ride the waves this summer can enjoy a change of scene and surf on the Islands, away from the main tourist trail. From the well-known hotspot of Vazon Bay, home to Guernsey Surf School, to lesser-known gems such as Portinfer and Perelle, beginners and experts alike will find a wave for them in Guernsey.

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“Families travelling with young children will be spoilt for choice by the variety of child-friendly accommodation on the Islands, from a glamping site with six-man safari tents to hotels and self-catering properties aplenty.”