St Helena Airport Update – No. 82
Posted on 7 April 2017Filed Under General Information | 9 Comments
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Good day, how does one travel to St Helena from Johannesburg, what hotels are there, airlines, car rental, etc. The reason for the visit is a holiday and to see the island, what is there to do and when is the best time to visit [summer months]
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Delighted to see that the Saints are still focused on getting the airport operational, however, this feels a bit like “all dressed up and nowhere to go”.
It is high time that the St Helena government get other operators (than British Airways) to explore the possibility for weekly flights to and from South Africa.
For one, try Safair. Their pilots are not scared.
I’d rather fly with a live coward than a hero looking for a place to die.
I understand that SA Airlink are well advanced in their plans
Airport fees should be waived for at least the first year to enable an air service to be affordable and viable
Hennie the SHG are doing exactly that. They had a tender out for operators who would operate to St Helena after succesful trial flights by an R100 and an Embraer. Bids are now in and they should be announcing who got the contract I believe May/June. You can get more details about this on SHG website or from back issues of the island newspapers the Independent or the Sentinel. Both of which are available free online. What the saints did next blog also has a heap of related info and videos of the trial flights are available on YouTube.
Thank you for your message. St Helena Airport has been granted an aerodrome certificate by Air Safety Support International, is open and operational but it has not yet been possible to commence regular scheduled commercial air services to the Island.
In the meantime you can get to the Island via the RMS St Helena which travels between the Island, Cape Town and Ascension Island. To find out more on the schedule and bookings etc please visit http://rms-st-helena.com/
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