Our owner and managing director, Colin Dilland, was lucky enough to attend the inaugural flight to St Helena on the 14th October. This is what he had to say about his experience:
It’s not often you get to say that you were on a highly publicised, inaugural flight to an exotic location, but today I get to boast about this fact! I have just had the most incredible past weekend, being a guest on the first ever commercial flight to St Helena, and spending a few extraordinary days on the island.
Until recently, the island was only accessible via a five-day boat trip on board the RMS St Helena, which travels from Cape Town twice a month. This past weekend they introduced commercial flights to the island for the first time. The flight takes roughly six hours from Jo’burg and includes a short stop in Windhoek to refuel.