St.Helena now has a real airport that can handle passenger aircraft. It’s rare in the western world to see a new airport like this open. The island used to depend on a mail ship (those of you from the colonies know what this means) so having air service is a big thing. For readers who like the idea of traveling someplace different, St. Helena should be added to your bucket list. Note you will need to fly way south to Johannesburg to fly north to the island.
Implementation Flight from St Helena Government on Vimeo.
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I can imagine this must have been a bit contentious on one of the few places on earth that remained truly remote. The island is almost certainly going to see quite a few changes now that it can be reached in hours instead of days, and such changes tend to be a mix of pros and cons. Most changes will probably be for the better, especially economically, but I’m sure in future years there will be some yearning for the quieter former times.