St Helena Headline NEWS- 9 August 2017- Flights a step closer!


Governor Lisa Phillips writes ‘Next step in commercial air services : we will have – what they term in the aviation business – a ‘proving flight’ arriving on 21 Aug. SA Airlink will fly their Embraer E190 here with members of the SA CAA on board who will looking at operational proficiency of the flight while Airlink will see at first hand the airport operations themselves.

The dates for starting the service, ticket prices etc. are still under discussion. But we should be able to announce these after this flight. The plane will depart on 22 Aug.

I look forward to welcoming those on board. This flight brings us one step closer….’


St Helena Government

Airlink are expected to carry out a ‘proving flight’ to St Helena on Monday, 21 August 2017, using an Embraer E190-100IGW aircraft. This proving flight is for Airlink to demonstrate to the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) operational proficiency in terms of ETOPS (Extended Range Twin Engine Operations) requirements.

This is a routine exercise for new air services, and part of the preparations for introducing an air service on a new route.

The aircraft will be carrying around 35 passengers – a mixture of Airlink Senior Management and representatives from the SACAA.

Working with the team at St Helena Airport, Airlink will be assessing all areas of the Airport operations these include: Air Traffic Control, communications & navigation systems, emergency services, terminal building facilities, and security.

The flight is expected to depart St Helena on Tuesday, 22 August 2017.

Further details will be provided over the coming


9 August 2017

In November 2011, St Helena Government signed a Design, Build and Operate (DBO) contract with Basil Read (Pty) Ltd. The contract included £201.5 million for the design and construction of the airport, an additional amount – of up to – £10 million on shared risk contingency and £35.1 million for ten years of operation.

The project aims to provide air services to St Helena, fulfilling the UK Government’s commitment to maintaining access to the Island, and provide it with a real opportunity for economic growth through tourism.

Both the St Helena Government and the UK Government hope that this will lead to eventual financial self-sustainability for St Helena.


Carte Blanche has developed a high degree of credibility in South African television journalism and has been awarded more than 100 local and international awards for quality stories that have made a difference.

In the next few weeks it will be on its way to St Helena to shoot a documentary for its flagship news programme which airs on Sundays at Primetime. Will cover the Airport and will spend a lot of time with the Saints whilst on island.

Good news- tv subscribers on St Helena who receive the M-Net channel and will be able to tune in.

No airing date has been announced just yet.



In 1815 Napoleon set sail for St Helena on board the Northumberland, he was to arrive on island 9 weeks later.

SA AIRLINK writes this morning on Women’s Day here in SA

Today we celebrate the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic ocean, Amelia Earhart, and her accomplishments that changed aviation forever.

Through her actions and the actions of those before her, Earhart cleared a path for women around the world to, quite literally, shoot for the stars and pursue a career in aviation. Happy #WomensDay and #WomensMonth!



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