The island of Saint Helena is getting its first-ever regularly scheduled commercial flight. The island is one of the most remote places in the world.
The first passenger flight took place on Saturday and flew to the island from Johannesburg, South Africa. (That’s a six-hour flight.) It was considered a big event, and in addition to being served champagne and chocolates on the plane, the passengers were also greeted by the island’s governor when they arrived.
Prior to this flight the only way that people had access to the island was a boat trip…that lasted two weeks round-trip. The flight is quite a time saver in comparison. The island is in great condition thanks to the few visitors it has seen over the years.
St Helena airport, certainly world’s most spectacular airport pic.twitter.com/0dr0FxQ27C
— Ed Cropley (@edwardcropley) October 16, 2017