History and Information
Alderney Airport was the first airport in the Channel Islands, built in 1938, and is the closest Channel Island airport to the South coast of England. The airport serves several scheduled direct flights daily from Southampton and Guernsey, as well as a number of private aviators. Airport facilities and services include a hangar, the Airport Fire Station and low cost, duty-free, tax-free AvGas refuelling.
Uniquely amongst Channel Islands airports, it has three operational runways, the main runway 26/08 is 880 metres long and is mainly bitmac. The two secondary runways are both grass. 14/32 being 732 metres long, with 03/21 having a length of 497 metres.
The small airport building, erected in 1968, contains an arrivals hall and a departure lounge with check-in desks for Alderney's local airline, Aurigny Air Services. The departure lounge also includes a security check area for passengers and luggage.
There is also a small Airport Buffet which serves snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments.The Airport Buffet also sells duty-free alcohol and tobacco and other duty-free goods (up to 30 minutes before departure) as well as a range of souvenirs, cosmetics, perfumes and "Made in Alderney" products. There is a taxi rank and you can use the free phone in the Arrivals Hall to book your transfer taxi or rental car.