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Island crews ‘ready’ for Comair-style crash on runway

Plans are in place to deal with a blocked runway at St Helena’s airport in the event of an incident like the Comair crash at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo airport on 26 October 2015. Click the pic to read the Comair … Continue reading

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Comair plane collapse highlights St Helena safety needs

An aircraft operated by Comair collapsed on to its side after landing at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The operator – which is due to commence flights to St Helena in early 2016 – reports that all 94 … Continue reading

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Breakthrough at last on Ascension-St Helena flights

Monthly flights between St Helena and Ascension Island have been negotiated, after months of discontent over the vital link being excluded from the original deal with winning contractor Comair. Each month, of the the airline’s Saturday flights from Johannesburg will … Continue reading

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Saturday flights in BA livery confirmed for St Helena

Weekly flights between St Helena and Johannesburg will operate every Saturday, the island’s government has confirmed. Comair Ltd has signed a contract to operate the service with a dedicated Boeing 737-800 aircraft in British Airways livery. It will offer both … Continue reading

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Flights to Europe and Cape Town ‘still up in the air’

Direct flights between Europe, St Helena and Cape Town remain a possibility, even though the island’s government has chosen to work with an airline that will link only with Johannesburg. A┬áreport on an aviation intelligence website says that the rival … Continue reading

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South African firm is first choice as St Helena airline

A South African airline operator has been named the favourite to provide an air service for St Helena when its first airport opens early in 2016. But Comair, which also operates budget flights as kulula.com, will only offer flights to … Continue reading

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