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Tag: St Helena tourism

  • Saturday, April 28th 2018 - 06:59 UTC

    St Helena airport shrugs off ‘world’s most useless’ tag

    St Helena Airport. Photo: SHG Access office.

    Andreas Spaeth (*) The airport on the remote British Overseas Territory island St Helena, once dismissed as the “world’s most useless airport” by British media, is proving to be a reliable asset.

  • Thursday, September 22nd 2016 - 17:00 UTC

    St Helena airport “too dangerous to use” opens prospect of £285m compensation claim

    The airport was to be opened last May but test pilots said it was too dangerous to use, and it remains closed to commercial flights.

    Britain faces the prospect of compensation claims over a disastrous overseas aid project to build an airport on the remote island of St Helena, according to reports in the UK media. The £285million flop became a symbol of Britain’s aid waste this year after experts warned it might never open because of severe problems with wind conditions on the British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic Ocean.

  • Thursday, May 12th 2016 - 08:21 UTC

    St. Helena airport certified, which brings opening day closer

    St Helena’s first Aerodrome Certificate is valid until 9 November 2016, at which point the Airport will need to be re-certified.

    British Overseas Territory St. Helena achieved a major milestone on Tuesday when Air Safety Support International (ASSI) issued an Aerodrome Certificate to brand new St Helena Airport - having been satisfied that the Airport infrastructure, aviation security measures and air traffic control service complies with international aviation safety and security standards. This follows a final inspection of the Airport by an ASSI team last month.

  • Tuesday, April 12th 2016 - 09:11 UTC

    First jet aircraft lands at St Helena recently finished airport

    Passengers coming off the Bombardier Challenger 300. It is scheduled to depart from St Helena next Friday

    Great day of the British Overseas Territory of St Helena: the first jet aircraft landed at the recently concluded airport in the island located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The business jet was chartered by Air Safety Support International (ASSI) to bring its team of five personnel to St Helena to assess St Helena Airport.

  • Saturday, January 16th 2016 - 10:05 UTC

    St Helena and its new airport get ready for tourism take-off

    A view of Jamestown and the St Helena in the bay

    The Guardian Weekly has published a piece on prospects for St Helena with the opening of its international airport, most probably next May, and which is expected to turn the mid Atlantic's island economy, particularly with tourism, since none less that Napoleon Bonaparte spent his last years until his death, almost two centuries ago.