ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW- LAUNCH OF TICKET SALES FOR ST HELENA AIR SERVICE-SHG

LAUNCH OF TICKET SALES FOR ST HELENA AIR SERVICE

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St Helena Government

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St Helena Government and Airlink are pleased to announce that the sale of tickets for flights to St Helena Island will commence early in September 2017.

Airlink will operate a weekly service between St Helena and Johannesburg and St Helena and Cape Town (via the stopover at Windhoek International Airport in Namibia).

Tickets will be available online via the Airlink website at https://flyairlink.com/ and through all normal IATA global distribution systems. Passengers are advised to contact their IATA travel agent.

For those passengers that are resident on St Helena, ticket bookings can be made via Solomon & Company (St Helena) Plc’s Shipping & Travel Agency at the Malabar in Jamestown.

Passengers can visit the Shipping & Travel Agency in person or can contact shipping.manager@solomons.co.sh or telephone 22523.

Ticket prices start at £804 (including taxes) for an economy return fare on the Johannesburg route and £846 (including taxes) on the Cape Town route. The basic fares for the Johannesburg and Cape Town routes are identical but there is a difference in the overall costs due to differing airport taxes.

The below tables highlight the range of return fares from St Helena to South Africa including taxes. Fares are subject to change and are subject to availability. See link to read table

http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/category/news/

Airlink is currently pursuing Fifth Freedom Rights on the leg between Windhoek and St Helena, this would allow passengers from other carriers to join or disembark the St Helena service at Windhoek. If granted Fifth Freedom Rights this would mean Airlink could sell tickets for the St Helena and Windhoek legs of the journey.

Airlink will also operate a monthly charter service between St Helena and Ascension Island. The flight will commence on the third weekend in November 2017. Thereafter the flight will take place on the second weekend of every month.

Further information is available in the Q&A document in ‘documents’.

Link http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Launch-of-Ticket-Sales-for-St-Helena-Air-Sevice-QandA-1-September-2017.pdf

LAUNCH OF TICKET SALES FOR ST HELENA AIR SERVICE
St Helena
Where will the service operate from and to?
The St Helena Air Service will operate from OR Tambo International Airport in
Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB). There will be a stopover at Windhoek
International Airport in Namibia (WDH) before the flight continues to St Helena
Airport (HLE).
On the return route, the flight will stopover at Windhoek before returning to Johannesburg.
In summary, the route is as follows:
JNB – WDH – HLE – WDH – JNB
The stopovers at Windhoek have been carefully scheduled so that on both the
onward and outbound journeys to/from St Helena, the flight will coincide with the Airlink flight between Cape Town International Airport and Windhoek.

When is the commencement date for scheduled air services to St Helena?
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.
What will be the frequency of the flights?
Initially, the flight will operate on a weekly basis on a Saturday. There is scope for Airlink to lay on an additional mid-week flight as demand grows.

How many seats will be available on each flight?
Initially the maximum number of passengers on each flight will be 76. There will be 6 business class seats and 70 economy class seats.

FULL Q&A

Click to access Launch-of-Ticket-Sales-for-St-Helena-Air-Sevice-QandA-1-September-2017.pdf

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