UK Press – Airport problem leaves Islanders in despair said Lord Ashcroft.

This week the UK press is exposing The St Helena Airport story taking it to a new level.

  •  A special investigation online article describes some reality of the St Helena Airport issue. The online in-depth article which  was published on the 2nd of June 2016 by Lord Ashcroft (UK) outlines some key facts about the St Helena airport. Lord Ashcroft who is an international businessman/Uk Politician ranks in the top 100 richest in the UK and has a passion for St Helena, Ashcroft was due to visit the Island this week. However due to the delay of the Airport he had to postpone his visit indefinitely. Lord Ashcroft first visited St Helena in 1948 at the age of two years old. He later returned to St Helena in 2009, this time he flew over the Island twice in his private aircraft on a detour, during which time he conducted an interview with Mike Olson. Instead of landing at St Helena’s airport this week lord Ashcroft devoted his resources to investigating St Helena’s Airport problems and knock on effects. Lord Ashcroft’s research and  personal view has been published online which can be found here.
  • The mail online has also covered a story on the 2nd June 2016 which can be found here The £250m island airport where jets can’t land because it is too windy (and guess what, your aid money is paying for it)

No doubt this is not the end to the UK press coverage of this subject.