Alderney Airport hangar lease approved

Alderney Airport Alderney Airport has three runways - one bitmac and two grass

Related Stories

A second hangar is to be built at Alderney Airport in a deal with a private company.

The consortium will pay an annual rent for Hangar 2 of £500 until 2016 when it will double.

Louis Jean, States and Services Committee chairman, said it was badly needed but the government could not to provide the finance.

He said: "The existing hangar is well used and for a long while they've needed more space."

"The States of Alderney haven't got the money to invest in that at the moment, so letting them do it like this is a good way of getting it done," he added.

Moves to improve the airport, which is run by Guernsey's Public Services Department, and especially its runways are being pursued by some Alderney politicians.

Mr Jean said: "The two are very different but in my opinion have the same aim and that is to improve the airport... so when the recession clears this island can begin to come up again."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Guernsey


Guernsey Airport

8 °C 4 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Dana Lone HillDana Lone Hill

    The Native American names that break Facebook rules

  • Painting from Rothschild collectionDark arts Watch

    The 50-year fight to recover paintings looted by the Nazis

  • Mukesh SinghNo remorse

    Delhi bus rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back

  • Signposts showing the US and UK flagsAn ocean apart

    How British misunderstanding of the US is growing

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • StudentsBull market

    Employers are snapping up students with this desirable degree


  • Former al-Qaeda double agent Aimen DeanHARDtalk Watch

    Islamic State is about revenge says former al-Qaeda member turned spy Aimen Dean

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.