Alderney Airport is the only airport on the island of Alderney. Alderney Airport was the first airport in the Channel Islands, it is the closest Channel Island airport to the south coast of England and the coast of France. Alderney is unique amongst Channel Islands airports, in having three operational runways. There is only 55 miles between Alderney and Jersey costing from £121 and taking only 50 minutes to get there, its the perfect short haul flight to and from Jersey.
Alderney has the most beautiful scenery, based on the Channel Islands it is the perfect place to explore all the wonderful sights. Alderney, third largest of the Channel Islands, is roughly 3 miles long by 1½ at its widest, about 2,000 acres in extent and is situated in the mouth of the Channel, 9 miles due West of Cap de la Hague in Normandy. It has high cliffs along its southern coastline, the eastern part of which, the older harder rocks are overlaid with sandstone, (the only Channel Island to contain this rock), with the main plateau area, about 80m high, having most of the agricultural land and sloping steeply down to the north and east. Alderney has a museum that focuses solely on the history of Alderney throughout the decades. This is a wonderful tourist attraction for visitors because it allows them a glimpse inside Alderney’s long history. The island is also home to the Mannez Lighthouse which is a very popular tourist attraction since the lighthouse is the island’s most famous landmark. The lighthouse was built in 1912 as a guiding light for vessels navigating in the dark across the treacherous waters which surround Alderney. You cannot visit the island of Alderney and not venture to the town of St. Anne’s. Once in this amazing little town, you must see the St. Anne’s Cathedral. The church was built in 1850 and is considered the “Cathedral of the Channel Islands” mainly because of its size. The Victorian architecture is amazing and there is nothing like it on any other Channel Island.