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Press Release   •   Jul 18, 2017 09:32 GMT

An aircraft will make a technical stop at St Helena Airport today, Tuesday 18 July 2017.

Depending on weather conditions, the aircraft is expected to arrive at 9.25am for a 1hr turnaround, departing again at 10.25am.

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18 July 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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