St Helena Airport

Photo of terracing at Dry Gut to accommodate southern end of the runway

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In September 2008, Governor in Council granted permission for the construction of the Airport and related infrastructure.  The contract to Design, Build and Operate St Helena Airport was awarded to Basil Read (a South African construction company) in 2011 and the contract was signed on 18th November 2011.

Following significant earthworks on island and overcoming the logistical challenge of importing and transporting essential materials to site, the St Helena Airport was certified by Air Safety Support International (ASSI) on 10th May 2016.   Details on the construction phase can be found on www.sainthelenaaccess.com

Photo of St Helena Airport site in August 2012
St Helena Airport site – August 2012
Photo of St Helena Airport site in November 2013
St Helena Airport site – November 2013
Photo of St Helena Airport site in April 2014
St Helena Airport site – April 2014
Photo of St Helena Airport site in October 2015
St Helena Airport site – October 2015

 

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