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MEDEVAC FLIGHT ARRIVING TODAY

Press Release   •   May 09, 2017 11:13 GMT

An aero-medical evacuation flight is scheduled to arrive at St Helena Airport today, Tuesday 9 May 2017.

This flight is due to arrive at approximately 15.00hrs St Helena time (weather permitting) and will depart early tomorrow morning.

SHG

9 May 2017

In November 2011, St Helena Government signed a Design, Build and Operate (DBO) contract with Basil Read (Pty) Ltd. The contract included £201.5 million for the design and construction of the airport, an additional amount - of up to - £10 million on shared risk contingency and £35.1 million for ten years of operation.

The project aims to provide air services to St Helena, fulfilling the UK Government’s commitment to maintaining access to the Island, and provide it with a real opportunity for economic growth through tourism.

Both the St Helena Government and the UK Government hope that this will lead to eventual financial self-sustainability for St Helena.

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