Airlink Flights from Cape City to the unspoiled St Helena Return


Remoted in the midst of the South Atlantic, St Helena boasts rugged volcanic landscapes and is steeped in historical past.

These trying to make their method to the subtropical paradise  subsequent summer time are in for some excellent news. Direct flights between Cape City and the distant St Helena Island will resume from December 2024 till March 2025.

St Helena airport

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These  will complement the present weekly flights between St Helena and Johannesburg.

The flights, operated by Airlink, will run on Saturdays from Cape City and on Tuesdays from Johannesburg.

The addition of Cape City flights gives new choices for South African travellers trying to go to St Helena, one in all theworld’s  most distant islands.

Up till 2017, when St Helena’s first and solely airport opened to the general public, Cape City served because the gateway for St Helena, with common ship providers over the centuries (a five-day voyage to succeed in the island).  At present, the flight takes only a few hours from South Africa – and the extra flight from Cape City gives completely different choices for lengths of keep for South African holidaymakers to the island.

“Within the six years since Airlink was awarded the contract to function air providers between St Helena and the African mainland, we’ve seen a gradual post-COVID restoration and rise in demand for journey to and from the island,” mentioned Airlink CEO Rodger Foster.

‘Beginning initially as a weekly service, we’ve since launched a seasonal second-weekly service to cowl the summer time vacation interval between Johannesburg and St Helena.’

Foster additional added that Airlink acknowledges that many St Helena residents have shut ties with Cape City because it was the first gateway to the island.

‘Cape City is a launchpad for tourism past South Africa. By linking it immediately with St Helena to cowl the summer time season on the finish of 2024, Airlink will present a handy and dependable service to what’s a novel, largely unspoiled, and engaging vacation spot which can be of historic significance.’

SA Airlink
St Helena is residence to round 4 500 residents and gives numerous alternatives for climbing, diving and snorkeling. Because of centuries of seclusion, the island maintains a tight-knit group and traditions seemingly untouched by the fashionable world.

Flight tickets can be found on-line by way of the Airlink web site and thru all IATA journey brokers.

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