Stanley Airport operates a light- aircraft service that flies people to the many different parts of the island. The Falkland Island Government Air Service (FIGAS) covers an area the size of Wales. Light aircraft fly a route determined by bookings made the previous day. The firemen at the airport are also the baggage handlers.
Jon Tonks' series 'Empire' follows his journey across the South Atlantic, exploring life on four remote islands - the British Overseas Territories of Ascension Island, Tristan da Cunha, the Falkland Islands and St. Helena - relics of the once formidable British Empire, all intertwined through their shared history.
Travelling 60,000 miles around the Atlantic over six years, Tonks spent up to a month at a time in each territory, documenting these landscapes, and within them, traces of imperial history. Writing about the series, Christopher Lord describes Tonks as hinting at 'a skewed vision of an older, distant but not-quite-departed Britain'.