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Voyager Air Tanker Flights Suspended

15 April 2017

Press Release

As part of on-going monitoring of the state of repair of the Ascension Island’s runway, the MOD is temporarily rerouting the South Atlantic Airbridge via an alternative location and have decided to suspend operations to Ascension Island for landing the A330 (Voyager Air Tanker) until further notice.

The MOD will ensure the continuation of military support to the Falkland Islands through an alternative hub, and are working the Foreign Office to put in place measures to support the people who work on Ascension Island.

AIG will issue further updates once further information has been received from the MOD.

Please note this will not affect emergency medical evacuation flights.

For any immediate emergency concerns over the Easter bank holiday, please contact Iain Robertson, AIG’s Director of Operations.

For after the Easter bank holiday or for non-immediate concerns, please contact AIG’s Policy Officer Matt Pritchard-Evans on or 247 67000 ext 116.

Ascension Island Government