BA first flight to St Helena.Back to Forum
St Helena has always been impacted by winds so it is a totally avoidable c**k up costing the UK taxpayer so far £250 million. Such incompetence doesn’t bode well for planning an additional runway for London.29 Apr 2016
Piece in The Scotsman today. The Royal Mail ship St Helena is about to be decommissioned because of the new airport.
But as was reported a few days ago, the airport’s opening has been delayed.
Apparently the sea voyage between St Helena and South Africa takes five days.1 May 2016
The new airport looks better than the terminal on Ascension Island. As for things to do, that’s for the Island to come up with. I spent 6 months on Ascension Island in the 80’s, my free time was spent walking, volcano climbing, swimming, fishing and crewing the RAF boat (officially for air-sea rescue but usually used for RAF officer jollies). Never a dull moment, thoroughly enjoyable.1 May 2016
Good to see the Daily Fail are now on the case.
3 attempts to land…neglecting the first time it was a fly past without the wheels down. What a laugh.3 Jun 2016
Unfortunately not looking good for the airport and all involved as the airport’s official opening has been delayed indefinitely due to fears over high winds.
Surely this is something that would have been looked at and green lit early on in discussions? I find it very hard to believe that such a vast amount of money would be pumped into this project without fully covering all potential problems, especially when the airport is going to initially going to rely on the BA route exclusively (Royal Mail operates due to end next week).10 Jun 2016