Aurigny Air is the Channel Islands' link to the UK's and France's mainland and points beyond. The carrier operates a fleet of about 10 turboprop aircraft to shuttle residents and tourists to and from the islands of Alderney, Guernsey, and Jersey. Aurigny Air serves a total of 10 destinations, including London's Gatwick and Stansted airports. It was founded in 1968 and was purchased by the government of Guernsey in 2003. The name derives from the ancient French name for Alderney.