To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, during what hours MOD St Athan is available for use by private companies.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
20 October 2014
Private companies are afforded the same airfield hours that are available to all users. Currently, while the new airfield contractor completes work-up training, the airfield is available for take-offs and landings from Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm and, with 24 hours notice, on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. Arrangements to operate outside these hours may be made, subject to manpower availability, by prior request. The Welsh Government's intent is to provide airfield opening hours of 9 am until 5 pm every day of the week, from December 2014.