Pembrokeshire politicians Paul Davies MS, Samuel Kurtz MS and Stephen Crabb MP recently met with a Fly Wales, a local air charter company based at Haverfordwest airport which specialises in short notice medevac, charter and freight services. The politicians heard about how the company are supporting the NHS and overseas healthcare services with medical repatriation. They also heard about some of the private charter services that Fly Wales offer as well as freight carrier services and flight experiences such as pilot training and air experience flights.
Mr Davies said, “I’m very grateful to the Fly Wales team and the Rees family for taking the time to show us around and talk to us about their services and plans for the future. It’s great to see Fly Wales supporting the NHS and overseas healthcare providers in a variety of ways, such as facilitating emergency repatriation and transporting clinicians and organs. Fly Wales is also an approved training organisation, conducting quality flight training over the last three decades and I can imagine the appeal for many to train in Pembrokeshire, with our stunning scenery. I’d certainly encourage everyone to learn more about Fly Wales’ work – it’s great to see this activity taking place in the heart of Pembrokeshire and I hope that they will continue to do so for many more years to come. It’s quite clear that the airport plays an important role in supporting our public services in west Wales.
Samuel Kurtz MS added: “I’m grateful to Pembrokeshire County Council and the Rees family of Fly Wales for taking time to show us the strategic and economic importance of Haverfordwest Airport.
“Many people will be unaware of the good, and often lifesaving, work undertaken from the airport. Helping spread that message will ensure the long-term viability of the asset and help bring further investment into our County.
“Other important services such as the military, air ambulance and coastguard use the airport – highlighting its strategic importance. We should rightly champion the importance of Haverfordwest Airport.”
Stephen Crabb MP said, “Lots of people are familiar with Haverfordwest Airport but I don’t think many realise just how important it is for West Wales. Not only is it a fantastic asset for the area and for the thriving businesses that operate from there, but for all the strategic military, NHS and Coastguard lifesaving operations that it supports in our county and across the UK. The team from Pembrokeshire County Council do an excellent job in providing 24/7 services and I look forward to seeing the airport develop further in the future. The visit and tour of the airport was a great opportunity to meet with all the people connected to the airport and I was impressed with the knowledge and enthusiasm they have for the local aviation industry and its opportunities for growth.”