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Boeing 757-200 Lands on St Helena, Largest Aircraft To Date

A Boeing 757-200 Lands on St Helena making it the largest aircraft at HLE to date. The 757-200 is 47.3m in length, much longer than our usual Embraer E190 at 36.24m. The 51 passengers on this repatriation charter flight all began quarantine at Bradley’s.

By |2020-08-02T22:35:26+00:00July 31st, 2020|St Helena|35 Comments

Titan Airways Airbus A318 Delivers Covid 19 Test Kits To St Helena Island

A Titan Airways, Airbus A318 is landing on St Helena today, bringing long-awaited Coronavirus test kits and other medical supplies, plus approximately 10 passengers. St Helena’s regular air service, provided by SA Airlink, is currently suspended while South Africa is in lockdown because of

By |2020-04-21T09:12:57+00:00April 20th, 2020|St Helena|16 Comments

Blog Adventures of 2017 – Our Favourite Photography Stories

2017 IN PICTURES AND WORDS | Darrin Henry We will remember 2017 as another fantastic year of Adventures in Photography for What The Saints Did Next, something not always obvious when we’re in the moment. Clicking through our hard drives is a good reminder

By |2017-12-30T17:28:18+00:00December 31st, 2017|St Helena, Top 10 and more|8 Comments

Travel To St Helena By Air – Scheduled Flights Almost Here

Travel to St Helena by air took a step closer yesterday, 17 July 2017, as SHG announced SA Airlink will fly an Embraer E190 every Saturday from both Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa, connecting in Windhoek, Namibia. Initially limited to 76 passengers

By |2018-11-26T03:09:46+00:00July 22nd, 2017|St Helena|26 Comments

St Helena Airport News: A Good Week

A TALE OF TWO SOUTH ATLANTIC RUNWAYS | Darrin Henry The most crucial St Helena Airport news got hi-jacked last week by SA Airlink’s successful RJ85 Avro flight and the 108 passengers who unwittingly became history makers. Understandable under the circumstances but, a week on, I think it’s well taking another look and noting some big points.

By |2017-05-30T03:17:36+00:00May 11th, 2017|St Helena|21 Comments

Saints Fly Home For The Very First Time

SA Airlink Lands First Commercial Passenger Flight At St Helena Airport | Sharon Henry The feel good factor oozing around St Helena Airport today was just fantastic to witness. The very first commercial passenger flight into St Helena took place; an Avro RJ85 aircraft

By |2018-05-03T08:39:49+00:00May 3rd, 2017|Amazing People, Culture, St Helena|31 Comments

St Helena Air Service Tender Delayed, RMS Broken – Isolation Nightmare

NOTHING SPLENDID ABOUT THIS ISOLATION | Darrin Henry Today, one year on from the Comair landing of 2016, the St Helena Airport ‘fiasco’ continues. SHG officials and DfID have tried to conceal that “there will be some slight delay” in the new tender process currently underway...

By |2017-05-30T05:16:30+00:00April 18th, 2017|St Helena|32 Comments

Choosing An Airline – 8 Things We Know About The St Helena Air Service Tender

WHICH AIRLINE FOR ST HELENA? | Darrin Henry The clock is ticking; the deadline for bids to provide an air service to St Helena closed two days ago on Monday (6 February) which means in less than three months the island should know the identity

By |2018-12-26T11:05:08+00:00February 8th, 2017|St Helena, Top 10 and more|23 Comments

First Time Flying at Age 73 “Has Changed My Life Completely”

16 Saints Flying From St Helena Airport | Darrin Henry At 10 minutes, it was probably the shortest flight most of us on board will ever take yet it’s likely to also be the most special; to be on an aeroplane flying out from St Helena

By |2018-07-13T02:20:02+00:00January 11th, 2017|St Helena|64 Comments
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