Beaufort West Airfield ready for emergency flights

 The Honourable MEC for Health, Mr. Theuns Botha launched the new airfield at Beaufort West this morning. Beaufort West Municipality sold the airfield eight years ago to well-known business woman, Dr Bambie Heiberg, who committed her efforts to upgrade the Karoo Gateway Airport with a newly tarred main runway with night landing lights and air traffic controllers. The previous runway was gravel and could often not be used after heavy rains. “Together with the Western Cape Department of Health, the AMS is privileged and excited to participate supporting the building of aviation infrastructure that will facilitate access to equitable healthcare to all communities in need. We hope that stakeholders in the area will support this critical service going forward” said Dr Philip Erasmus, AMS CEO