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St Helena: Airports

Department for International Development written question – answered on 27th June 2018.

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Photo of Lord Jones of Cheltenham Lord Jones of Cheltenham Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possible impact on the running of the airport on St Helena of the current operators of the airport, Basil Read, voluntarily entering a Business Rescue process; and what contingency plans they are developing to maintain operation of the airport.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development

We are confident that air services to St Helena will not be affected in the short term as Basil Read Ltd pursues a business rescue process. Alongside the St Helena Government, we will ensure alternative plans are available to continue airport operations in the event that they become necessary.

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