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Airports In Lau Operational: AFL

Airports Fiji Limited  has confirmed that their runways  at Cicia, Lakeba, Moala and Vanuabalavu in the Lau group were operational. “All our aerodromes are now operational following a special assessment
24 Feb 2016 15:34
Airports In Lau Operational: AFL
Nausori Airport has become the point of dispatch for overseas aid support. Photo: AFL

Airports Fiji Limited  has confirmed that their runways  at Cicia, Lakeba, Moala and Vanuabalavu in the Lau group were operational.

“All our aerodromes are now operational following a special assessment trip by Airports Fiji Limited to Lau yesterday.

“We were able to establish contact with people on the ground at Ono-i-Lau at midday today making it the last of our outer island stations to be cleared for landing,” an AFL statement said.

On Tuesday Koro and Bureta were cleared and on Monday afternoon Savusavu became operational.

“AFL’s 13 outer island stations are now operating however damages to some of our terminals means operations are restricted. Our terminal building in Koro and Vanuabalavu are completely destroyed whilst the fire station in Savusavu is severely damaged.”

AFL  thanked Air Kaibu for providing their aircraft to assess areas in Lau yesterday.

“The spirit of solidarity and resilience at this time of need is evident everywhere and we would like to thank everyone who has come forward to support in our very little efforts; where it is becoming clearer by the day that Fiji as a nation has a major challenge to overcome; that we no doubt will with the joint efforts of all.”

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