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Airlink adds more flights to St Helena Island

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Airlink’s scheduled flight service from Johannesburg to St Helena Island will improve from fortnightly to weekly, as of Saturday 8 October 2022.

The choice to spice up accessibility to the distant volcanic island within the South Atlantic comes alongside St Helena Authorities’s resolution to carry COVID-19 entry rules from 8 August 2022.

‘The service will nonetheless embody the month-to-month inter-island service with Ascension Island and extra inter-island flights throughout the peak interval,’ says Matt Joshua, Head of Tourism for St Helena.

St Helena Airport (HLE) opened in October 2017. Previous to this, St Helena was solely accessible by sea. The one provider to the island, Airlink had been working weekly flights to St Helena for the reason that airport opened. After suspending flights in March 2020 attributable to COVID-19, Airlink formally resumed its schedule in March this 12 months with a fortnightly flight.

Flight tickets from Johannesburg to St Helena Island can be found on flyairlink.com and thru all IATA-registered journey brokers.

For residents of St Helena, tickets may be reserved through Solomon & Firm (St Helena) Plc’s Transport & Journey Company on the Malabar in Jamestown. Passengers can go to in particular person or contact them through e-mail: [email protected] or telephone: 22523

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What’s there to do on St Helena Island?

The island is most well-known for the truth that French army chief Napoleon Bonaparte was sentenced to jail right here in 1815 after the Battle of Waterloo, and died on the island in 1821. Historical past fanatics can see the home he lived in, and go to his tomb.

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Longwood Home the place Napoleon Bonaparte lived and died. Image: Flickr Commons/St Helena Tourism

It is usually an ideal spot for snorkelling, diving and whale or dolphin watching. Southern proper and humpback whales are frequent guests, as are sting rays and whale sharks. The island can be house to Jonathan, a Seychelles large tortoise and the oldest dwelling tortoise on earth (estimated to have turned 190 this 12 months).

There are numerous different sights of pure and historic significance and loads of lovely climbing trails. Adventurers can guide 4×4 excursions from Jamestown, the capital and chook watchers is not going to be bored.

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South Africans don’t want to use for a visa earlier than travelling and can be granted a vacationer visa on arrival for 26USD, which can be legitimate for 90 days.

Image: Getaway gallery

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