Four years since the first fixed-wing flight land on St Helena
On 15 September 2015, the first ever fixed-wing aircraft landed at St Helena Airport. It was a momentous occasion, reached through much hard work, endeavour and determination. Just a few months later, the new airport received its aerodrome certificate allowing commercial air operations to begin.
Four years later, to the day, St Helena Airport showed its ability to handle a myriad of different aircraft with professionalism and to international standards, with two private aircraft and the commercial air service handled within the space of a few hours. This involved long hours from staff given the single shift basis on which the airport operates and given the challenges of delivering safe and efficient access to one of the world’s most remote locations.
St Helena Airport Limited (SHAL) and St Helena Government are proud of the progress achieved thus far and look forward to further developing access and services at St Helena Airport, to be benefit of residents and visitors alike.