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Premier Robinson updates on Salt Cay

Turks and Caicos, July 25, 2017 – Salt Cay – Since the suspension of Caicos Express flights into Salt Cay Airport, the Airports Authority and the Civil Aviation Authority have been working to address the outstanding issues in an effort to resume flights into Salt Cay.

The Civil Aviation has requested a risk assessment and the Government has facilitated the urgent treatment of contracting these services under the Procurement Ordinance.

The contracted Company has completed the risk assessment and has presented a preliminary draft Report which has been reviewed and assessed internally by the Airports Authority. A final Report (expected this week) would be shared and submitted to Civil Aviation Authority.

Notwithstanding this, the Airports Authority has, working with Civil Aviation, put in place mitigating solutions to facilitate the possible lifting of the restriction placed on Caicos Express schedule flights.

Further assessments are being carried out today in Salt Cay by the Airports Authority’s Executive Aerodrome and Engineering and Maintenance Managers ahead of the final Report and the inspections by the Civil Aviation Authority.

It is important to note that these works have not yet been costed and engineers will have to prepare the scope of works to be carried out. Once the cost is determined, steps will be made to secure a contractor to carry out the works.

Again my Government wishes to assure the residents of Salt Cay that we recognize the inconvenience to the people of Salt Cay and the Ministry of Infrastructure has been asked to make arrangements to increase the days for ferry services to the Island.

My Government is committed to seeing these critical works completed, resuming flights to Salt Cay and to bringing relief to the traveling public of Salt Cay.

Press Release: TCIG

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