On 26 February 2021, Titan Airways operated another charter aircraft on behalf of St Helena Government. The route was London Stansted to St Helena, with a stop for fuel and passengers in Accra, Ghana. Flight time was 9 hours 39 minutes.
Not only did the Boeing 757 have the usual mix of passengers, crew and general cargo, it also ferried 3,800 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines. These vaccines will be offered to all adults on St Helena Island as part of the Government’s vaccination programme.
The vaccines were carefully removed from the hold of G-ZAPX and taken immediately to Jamestown General Hospital for storage and preparation for the vaccine roll-out which begins next week.
As usual, COVID-19 preventative controls and precautions were in place at the Airport to attempt to minimise the possibility of community transmission.