BA first flight to St Helena.Back to Forum
The flight numbers and start date will be announced when the airport has been signed off. Comair was scheduled to operate a proving flight in BA livery this morning as part of this.
You can read more here if interested.18 Apr 2016
Good to see the first British Airways proving flight touching down at St Helena today.18 Apr 2016
I’ve always wanted to go to St Helena after studying with a student from there, and hearing all about the island. Not a lot to do, but great nature and wildlife. Will be good to be able to go with a change or two with BA (OW). Avios and TPs all the way.18 Apr 2016
St.Helena is easier to get to and probably a site more interesting than the Falkland Islands, which is the subject of another thread. Even so it is probably just for those who want peace and quiet with the possibility of exploring an interesting island.
I do not doubt that the flight will be subsidised. However, its value will be in transpòrting cargo more than passengers, making for a quicker service than a monthly ship.
By looking at the map I glean that there are alternative airports until Angola (Baia dos Tigres) which I estimate to be 1865kms. from Jamestown.
The airpoprt looks good – just like Lanzarote in its early days. If TUI is going to fly to Jamestown from Luton I hope the locals benefit from an increase in tourism and are not overwhelmed as often happens these days.18 Apr 2016
I just love the idea of the lost baggage counter…
Customer ‘my bag hasnt turned up’
Baggage desk staff member ‘Im sorry sir, and how long are you in St Helena for?’
Customer ‘I fly home in a week’
Baggage desk staff member ‘mmmmmmmm!’19 Apr 2016