Guernsey air link to major European hub 'unlikely'

An air link between Guernsey and a major European transport hub is seen as "unlikely" by the island's commerce and employment minister.

Deputy Carla McNulty Bauer said she welcomed any airline starting routes to cities such as Paris or Amsterdam.

However, she said following the global downturn and the financial pressures it brought with it the airlines were hesitant to open such routes.

She said their focus was on routes that were going to get the "best returns".

Deputy McNulty Bauer said: "I'm not as optimistic as I was two or three years ago.

"Having gone through the global financial crisis everybody is cutting their budgets and certainly the airline industry has become very competitive."

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