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First passenger flight to St. Helena just landed.

Wed May 03, 2017 2:20 pm

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Re: First passenger flight to St. Helena just landed.

Wed May 03, 2017 2:28 pm

Was that a charter? Also, what about the Comair JNB-ASI-HLE route, is it still suspended?
 
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Re: First passenger flight to St. Helena just landed.

Wed May 03, 2017 2:36 pm

Perma link to tweet and FR24 flight history.
 
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Re: First passenger flight to St. Helena just landed.

Wed May 03, 2017 3:02 pm

Is there a record of fights and aircraft types operated there so far? business jets, propliners and all.
 
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Re: First passenger flight to St. Helena just landed.

Wed May 03, 2017 3:12 pm

Great news! Finally...
Between you and me and the lamppost, I actually always thought that the 146 would be the one opening up the route!

Who is betting that Airlink will be the one starting a regular route to HLE??.
 
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Re: First passenger flight to St. Helena just landed.

Wed May 03, 2017 4:07 pm

I also always thought the best option would be the Avro/BAE.

I am also curious about whether this was just a test, a charter or the start of (hopefully) regular service.

Does anyone know the number of pax aboard?
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Re: First passenger flight to St. Helena just landed.

Wed May 03, 2017 10:35 pm

The most practical choice won the day... :thumbsup: ...




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Re: First passenger flight to St. Helena just landed.

Wed May 03, 2017 10:45 pm

FR24 say the return flight was intended to go via WDH but instead diverted to ERS?
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Re: First passenger flight to St. Helena just landed.

Wed May 03, 2017 11:12 pm

http://www.iol.co.za/travel/multi-milli ... ek-8897155

So let's not get too excited just yet...
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Re: First passenger flight to St. Helena just landed.

Thu May 04, 2017 12:29 am

Twitter says that it was just a charter, when is the actual scheduled service due to begin?
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Re: First passenger flight to St. Helena just landed.

Thu May 04, 2017 12:33 pm

As the link provided by MoKa777 says a tender to provide a scheduled service is currently out.

Elsewhere it has been stated that tenders must be submitted by 'Summer 2017'. The tenders will then be considered and one hopefully chosen.

I guess that a proposed starting date will be part of each tender. This is likely to vary from operator to operator depending on their actual current situations. This might include the availability of the proposed operational equipment and any change to its cabin configuration. Here also note that the original Comair proposal of a once-weekly service required an engineer to travel on every flight. It also required the establishment of an appropriate spare parts stock on the island. So organising such a supply and transporting and locating it on the island prior to the inaugural scheduled flight could be but one of many issues to be addressed.
 
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Re: First passenger flight to St. Helena just landed.

Thu May 04, 2017 1:07 pm

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