BA first flight to St Helena.

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  • SimonS1
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    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.

    http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/British-Airways-operated-by-Comair-ready-to-serve-the-Saints-12-April-2016.pdf

    http://www.sainthelenaaccess.com/news/


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    Ah, so BA didn’t make it’s first flight then ;-), Comair operated a CE/ET flight there?


    Bullfrog
    Participant

    Just to add my ‘two pennies’ worth’, when I first saw the title of the topic, I too thought it could be a BA flight from London.


    SimonS1
    Participant

    Good to see the first British Airways proving flight touching down at St Helena today.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CgVOoJ3VAAATttp.jpg:large

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CgUuZkIWEAA7Hy3.jpg


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    British Airways hasn’t operated the 737, since 2015.

    And if it ain’t on their AOC, it isn’t a British Airways operated flight.


    Henryp1
    Participant

    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.


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    Henryp1 – 18/04/2016 20:02 BST

    Yes, an interesting destination and probably a very good use of Avios – or earner of Avios and TP.


    transtraxman
    Participant

    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.

    @MrMichael
    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.


    SimonS1
    Participant

    I wonder if BA offers a lounge and priority boarding in St Helena?


    AisleSeatTraveller
    Participant

    wonder is SCH can reserve seats online on this service?


    superchris
    Participant

    I just love the idea of the lost baggage counter…

    https://whatthesaintsdidnext.com/2016/04/05/the-brand-new-st-helena-airport-is-amazing/

    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!’


    SimonS1
    Participant

    @AisleSeatTraveller – I guess not if it’s the exit row you are after!!


    travelworld2
    Participant

    Hope it’s not TOO successful. I wouldn’t want Ryanair making it their umpteenth base… 🙂


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    Nice pix of the Comair proving flight ladning.


    MrMichael
    Participant

    Yeh smashing pics FDOS, looks to me like someone photoshopped BA livery on it no less! Was it you?

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