With the plane only able to carry 76 passengers, the length and logistics of the flight, landing fees in Windhoek where they have to stop for fuel and to get final go ahead re weather etc how could they make it any less expensive.
St Helena is an extraordinary place and tourists will come, but it will take a bit of time as people need to plan to make such a once in a lifetime trip.
Here is that awful Daily Mail piece;
British taxpayers paid for a £300m runway… but island tourism doesn’t take off
- Weeks after a new runway funded by UK foreign aid opened on St Helena, there’s little sign of holidaymakers flocking to the tiny mid-Atlantic island
- Flights to St Helena have since been arriving with dozens of empty seats
- The £285 million bill picked up by the Department for International Development