St Helena Airport Update – No. 84

St Helena Airport Update – No. 84

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Posted on 26 May 2017
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MEDEVAC FLIGHT ARRIVING TODAY

An aero-medical evacuation flight is scheduled to arrive at St Helena Airport today, Tuesday 9 May 2017.

This flight is due to arrive at approximately 15.00hrs St Helena time (weather permitting) and will depart early tomorrow morning.

 

SHG

9 May 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on 12 May 2017
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HISTORIC ARRIVAL OF CHARTER FLIGHT

 

History was made on St Helena today, Wednesday 3 May 2017, when a charter plane carrying 60 passengers landed at St Helena Airport at 1.55pm.

Air Partner, a commercial organisation that sources charter flights around the world, had been contracted to source an aircraft to transport from Cape Town to St Helena passengers affected by the cancellation of RMS voyages 255 and 256. Air Partner then entered into an agreement with SA Airlink to carry out the charter flight.

SA Airlink successfully carried out the flight operation today using a British Aerospace 146 Avro RJ85 aircraft.  Among the 60 passengers onboard today’s incoming flight were HE Governor Lisa Phillips and a young St Helenian baby born in Cape Town.

Crowds of family members, friends and Island residents gathered at the Airport to witness the arrival. Emotions were high and many people expressed that they were excited but emotional about today’s flight.

The aircraft approached St Helena Airport from the north before smoothly touching down on Runway 20. Passengers disembarking the aircraft were met by a packed Arrivals Hall, all eager to welcome everyone to St Helena.

Following a quick turnaround, the aircraft departed at 3.20pm with 48 passengers onboard. The aircraft is travelling to Cape Town via Windhoek in South Africa.

Councillor Derek Thomas said today:

“What a great day for St Helena to receive our first flight of passengers, and a really good turnout from the people.

“Over the past year there have been many disappointments for air access but despite this our people have been patient while waiting for a successful outcome. The arrival of the aircraft today is one step nearer to commercial use of our Airport and has enabled those people who were delayed in Cape Town to return home safely.

“Thank you to Air Partner, SA Airlink, Janet and the Air Access Office team, Airport staff led by Gwyneth, Kedell our SHG UK Representative and Niall from ESH and [Dr Akeem Ali] our new Health Director who provided tremendous support to our Saints stuck in Cape Town. To all staff in SHG for all their hard work for organising the flight which was a real success and a really successful day.”

Accountable Manager & Head of Operations at St Helena Airport, Gwyneth Howell, added:

“The team at St Helena Airport did exceptionally well today and we should be really proud of them, everything went as well as we had hoped. There will be lessons learnt and we will always strive to improve but to everyone, from SHG to SA Airlink to Air Partner and the Airport team, I think we all did exceptionally well.”

Four photos are attached to this press release. For more photos from today please visit the SHG Facebook and Twitter accounts via the below links:

#StHelena #StHelenaAirport #Making History

https://www.facebook.com/StHelenaGovt/

https://twitter.com/StHelenaGovt

SHG

3 May 2017

 

 

 

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Posted on 12 May 2017
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CHARTER FLIGHT ARRIVING TOMORROW

Weather permitting, a charter flight, organised by Air Partner and carried out by SA Airlink will take place tomorrow, Wednesday 3 May 2017.

The British Aerospace 146 Avro RJ85 aircraft will be transporting affected passengers from Cape Town to St Helena and will also transport from St Helena to Cape Town those passengers who were impacted by the cancellation of Voyages 255 and 256 of the RMS, as well as passengers on V257 who have been affected by issues with the Airbridge to Ascension.

Below is the proposed schedule for tomorrow’s flight:

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

* All times are local to the airports

St Helena Airport will be open from 10am on a first come, first served basis.

The landside restaurant will be open and people will be able to view the arrival of the flight from the viewing platform. Members of the public are also encouraged to use other viewing points such as Bradley’s and the Millennium Forest.

The check in time for outgoing passengers will be between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

The Airside Cafe will be open for departing passengers.  There will be no airside access to anyone else unless you are part of the Airport operations.

A Q&A document is available on the Publications page of the SHG website: http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/publications/ . Members of the public are encouraged to view the document which is being updated as new information becomes available.

#StHelena #StHelenaAirport

 

https://www.facebook.com/StHelenaGovt/

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SHG

2 May 2017

 

 

 

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Posted on 12 May 2017
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CHARTER PLANE TO BRING HOME ST HELENA PASSENGERS – UPDATE

 

St Helena Government has signed a contract with Air Partner, a commercial organisation that sources charter flights around the world, to charter a plane to transport affected passengers from Cape Town to St Helena. The flight will also enable those passengers who were impacted by the cancellation of Voyages 255 and 256 of the RMS, as well as passengers on V257 who have been affected by issues with the Airbridge to Ascension, to travel from St Helena to Cape Town.

Air Partner has entered into an agreement with SA Airlink to carry out the flight which is due to arrive mid-week. Some details still need to be finalised before an arrival time can be confirmed but we are currently looking at an arrival on Wednesday, 3 May 2017.

Further details will be released tomorrow, Tuesday 2 May.

A Q&A document is attached to this press release and is also available on the Publications page of the SHG website: http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/publications/

#StHelena #StHelenaAirport

https://www.facebook.com/StHelenaGovt/

https://twitter.com/StHelenaGovt

SHG

1 May 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on 12 May 2017
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