Category Archives: Airport

IN PICTURES: The day St Helena stopped to see history fly in from the ocean, by Darrin and Sharon Henry

Sharon and Darrin Henry have produced some fine photojournalism from around the world, but on 15 September 2015, the big story was on their own island. They photographed the arrival of the first plane ever to land at St Helena’s … Continue reading

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IN PICTURES: Crowds turn out to see first plane fly in to St Helena

Bruce Salt, Giselle Richards and Andrea Louise Benjamin have kindly agreed to share some of their pictures of the arrival of the first aircraft ever to fly to St Helena. St Helena Government has also shared some images. Bruce was covering … Continue reading

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‘The eagle has landed. The world is now linked to St Helena by air. Lucky world’: the story of St Helena’s first flight, as told by the people on the island

Click the pic to read social media reportage as a small plane flew into the history books https://storify.com/mrsimonpipe/flight-into-history-first-ever-plane-landing-on-st

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Go now: Rough Guides advice on travel to St Helena

Rough Guides, one of the world’s leading travel writing brands, has published an online piece selling the charms of St Helena – under the direct headline, ‘St Helena: Go Now’. The piece goes over the usual ground trodden by travel … Continue reading

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‘It’s surreal’ – pilot’s comment as he prepares to fly the first plane ever to land on St Helena

Four hours to go before he was due to begin a journey into St Helena’s history books, and Stuart Rawlinson was sitting in his garden in the UK, getting some rest. He would need it. He’d landed the job of … Continue reading

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Runway cleared for historic first flight to St Helena

The first aircraft ever to fly to St Helena is expected to land on the island within days. St Helena Government has announced that the first test flight is expected to take place between Sunday 13 and Thursday 17 September. … Continue reading

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IN PICTURES: The big switch-on at St Helena’s airport

They travelled across St Helena, in poor weather, to witness the first switching-on of the many runway lights at the island’s first airport: another landmark in the progress towards its scheduled completion in February 2016. BRUCE SALT was there and has … Continue reading

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Flights: chief sec admits doubts over medical care and crime

St Helena’s chief secretary has admitted to concerns about notorious crime at the airport that is to be the island’s link with the rest of the world – and about the future of medical referrals to Cape Town. But Roy … Continue reading

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‘Shameful’: workers left adrift by lack of Ascension flights

Saints working on Ascension could face a 15,000-mile trip to get home – just 700 miles away – if the fears of one St Helena councillor are realised. The Hon Derek Thomas spoke in response to news that the newly announced … Continue reading

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Don’t cast aside ‘family’ of carers in Cape Town, officials urged

Officials have been urged to continue sending medical patients for treatment in Cape Town when the island’s ship is replaced with flights into Johannesburg. Legislative councillors heard that the “family” of people who support Saint patients in South Africa must … Continue reading

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