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St Helena opens to the world with first commercial air link to South Africa

Sunday, October 15th 2017 - 03:47 UTC
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Saturday 14 October marked an exciting new chapter in St Helena’s history when the first ever commercial flight from South Africa touched down at St Helena Airport at 1.59pm. Read full article

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  • xenonman

    next, air service should be inaugurated to/from tristan da cunha island!

    Oct 16th, 2017 - 07:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Trouble is because of the windshear from building the runway in the wrong place - it will always be restricted to smaller jets- over along distance smaller jets cost a lot more per passenger seat than the original bigger proposed 160-180 seater.
    And the top it all- the clot at the head of Dept of Overseas Aid in UK who failed to carry out proper weather site checks- got a Knighthood - as a reward for wasting UK taxpayers money!

    Oct 17th, 2017 - 12:15 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • portman

    Charles Darwin identified wind shear in 1836. archived report overlooked. what happened to lessons learned and joined up government?

    Oct 17th, 2017 - 08:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gevera

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Oct 18th, 2017 - 05:51 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Roger Lorton

    Xenonman - for Tristan da Cunha to have an airport, terra-forming on a grand scale would be required.

    Oct 20th, 2017 - 05:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @Gevera

    There are probably more Falkland Islanders now of St Helenian descent than of Argentine descent. And there may be many more within the next 25 years.

    Suck it up amigo.

    Oct 23rd, 2017 - 08:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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