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Charter plane lands in St Helena

Posted 5 May 2017 · Add Comment

History was made on St Helena this week when a charter plane carrying 60 passengers landed at St Helena Airport.

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 using a British Aerospace 146 Avro RJ85 aircraft. 

Councillor Derek Thomas said:  “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.”

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