Dear Ministry of Defence,

Under the FOI act I would like to request the following information regarding the military passenger flight operating between the UK and the Falkland Islands (South Atlantic Airbridge) please:

1. Between 01 April 2020and 31 March 2021 how many times was the service delayed or cancelled as a result of weather-related issues?

2. Between 01 April 2020 and 31 March 2021 how many times was the service delayed or cancelled as a result of technical issues with the aircraft G-VYGJ or its replacement aircraft?

3. Between 01 April 2020 and 31 March 2021, how many times was the service delayed or cancelled as a result of Air Tanker crew being unavailable for duty (e.g. sickness)?

4. Between 01 Apr 2020 and 31Mar 2021, how many times has the service been diverted en-route to another location and if so, where?

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Susanne Miller

Air-DRes Sec-ParliBusiness (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear Ms Miller,

 

Please find attached the response to your FOI request about delays or
cancellations to the Falklands Airbridge.

 

 

Paul Webb

Air-DRes Sec 3a1

Air Command Secretariat

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HQ Air Command

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Dear Ministry of Defence,

Thank you for your response to my request for information regarding the South Atlantic Airbridge. Could I ask you to check the data provided around flights delayed or cancelled due to crew sickness, please. Information openly available on the Falkland Islands Company (FIC) Airbridge Facebook page and the British Forces South Atlantic Islands (BFSAI) Facebook page on 08 Mar 2021 clearly states that TOW2230 was cancelled due to crew sickness. I believe that a similar situation occurred in Nov 20. The scope of my question was 01 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, so these fall within scope.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Susanne Miller (Miss)

Air-DRes Sec-ParliBusiness (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear Ms Miller,

 

Please find attached the response to your e-mail of 28 May 2021.

 

Paul Webb

Air-DRes Sec 3a1

Air Command Secretariat

Rm 2E027

Spitfire Block

HQ Air Command

RAF High Wycombe

HP14 4UE