The Falkland Islands Government Air Service (FIGAS) operates four, nine-seater Britten Norman Islander aircraft to over 35 landing strips across the Islands. This is an ‘on-demand air taxi operation’ for passengers and freight, complimented by a charter service for those wishing to have more control over their itinerary and scenic flights for visiting cruise ship passengers. FIGAS also offers a premium LAN connection service for those passengers who wish to travel directly to their chosen tourist destination.
The road network currently extends to 864km, serving to all occupied mainland settlements. Substantial sums of money are being invested to upgrade existing sections of roads, with a view to progressively improving the capacity of these roads to support the developing commercial traffic on both mainland islands. New bridges have been placed over the Little Chartres, San Carlos and Malo Rivers.
A cross sound ferry link between East and West Falkland has been established, with terminals having been constructed at New Haven on East Falkland and Port Howard on West Falkland. The MV Concordia Bay provides a regular, ro-ro service between these points and has a capacity for 30 passengers per trip.
The Concordia Bay also carries out the outer island delivery service and is able to ro-ro directly onto the islands where suitable beaches exist.
Cable and Wireless South Atlantic Ltd provides Island wide fixed line and broadband services to all customers. The mobile phone network covers a large area of East Falkland and coverage at Fox Bay and Port Howard on West Falkland.