Eine absurd verrückte Destination ist geboren. Auf St. Helena kommt man jetzt mit der ersten regulären Verbindung einmal pro Woche …

Airlink hat gestern die reguläre Verbindung zwischen Südafrika und der einsamen Insel St. Helena aufgenommen. Der neue Airport des britischen Überseegebiets mit 4 200 Einwohnern hat nun eine wöchentliche Flugverbindung.

Die Pressemeldung:

“Today St Helena Government and SA Airlink (Airlink) have announced that travellers wishing to fly to St Helena, a long awaited dream for the Island and Saints around the world, will be able to do so from 14 October 2017, with the sale of tickets to commence early in September 2017.
The inaugural flight for Airlink’s scheduled air service to St Helena will take place on Saturday, 14 October 2017. On this occasion the aircraft will overnight on St Helena and will return to Johannesburg via Windhoek on Sunday, 15 October 2017. Thereafter the service will operate on a weekly basis, travelling from Johannesburg to Windhoek to St Helena on a Saturday.
Prices for travel on the Embraer E190-100IGW ETOPS from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and Cape Town to St Helena, have been quoted as:
A return ticket from St Helena to Cape Town will cost from £846 including taxes in Economy and £1,586 in Business
A return ticket from St Helena to Johannesburg will cost from £804 including taxes in Economy and £1,544 in Business
Passengers will have the choice of both Economy and Business Class on the flights, with 70 seats in Economy and six in Business. For checked or hold baggage, the general free allowance on Airlink flights is 20kg in Economy Class and 30kg in Business Class per adult passenger. In addition to the checked or hold baggage, passengers may carry the following cabin or hand baggage. Each piece should not exceed 8kg: 1 Piece plus 1 slimline laptop bag (Economy Class) / 2 Pieces plus 1 slimline laptop bag (Business Class).”

Zur Page des St. Helena Tourismus: FLY TO ST HELENA FROM 14 OCTOBER 2017

Die Bilder vom Erstflug schauen ja echt sehr nice und interessant aus:

Hoffen wir, dass sich Meilenoptionen auftun. 2 000 Euro für ein Business Ticket und 1 000 Euro für Eco sind schon eine ordentliche Summe.