Falklands : Falklands Airbridge flights catch up with backlog
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 01.05.2010 (Article Archived on 15.05.2010)
The Falkland Islands Government is pleased to announce that the MOD have allocated additional seats for civilian passengers on tomorrow’s northbound Airbridge flight.
Airbridge flights catch up with backlog
The Falkland Islands Government is pleased to announce that the MOD have allocated additional seats for civilian passengers on tomorrow’s northbound Airbridge flight. This means that seats will be available for all passengers who were due to fly on or before 30th April. (This does not include those passengers who have already cancelled their Airbridge flights or rescheduled to a later date.)
All passengers who are on tomorrow’s flight are being contacted by FIG staff to confirm the arrangements.
The closure of UK airspace following the eruption of the Icelandic volcano means that the Falkland Islands have experienced a difficult two weeks, after one Airbridge flight was unavoidably cancelled, and the number of seats available to civilian passengers was reduced. FIG has worked hard with the MOD to increase seat availability, and are pleased that the backlog has now been eliminated.
The Government is conscious that many passengers have been deeply inconvenienced by the closure of UK air-space and the unavoidable impact on Airbridge flights, and would like to thank members of the Falkland Islands community for the understanding which they have shown.
Office of the Legislative Assembly
Gilbert House, Stanley
29 April 2010
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