Airlink's Chief Revenue Officer, Chris Hoare, and Marketing & Sales Manager, Karin Murray, visited St Helena between Saturday, 8, and Sunday, 9 June 2019, for the Air Service Agreement Quarterly Review meeting.
Discussions were held with representatives from the St Helena Government (SHG), Enterprise St Helena (ESH) and Legislative Council. Representatives from the Department for International Development (DFID) joined via telephone link.
Topics included planned marketing activities for 2019 and 2020, discussions around ongoing operations and various operational matters, future plans for the air service, and planning for flights over the coming years, particularly the forthcoming Cape Town flights which are scheduled for December 2019 to February 2020.
Acting Airport Contracts Manager, James Kellett, said:
Whilst we are in regular dialogue with air service stakeholders, it is very helpful to have face-to-face conversations. As such we had a useful and wide ranging meeting on a number of topics relating to the air service, discussing the opportunities and challenges associated with operating an air service to St Helena and Ascension.
SHG, Airlink, ESH and DFID will continue to meet on a regular basis to monitor the performance of the air service, plan for future changes, and to discuss operational matters as they arise.
Source: St Helena Government