First Landing at St Helena's New Airport
Calibration flight from Angola touches down.
History was made on the UK Overseas Territory of St Helena at 13.50hrs GMT on Tuesday 15 September 2015, as a Beechcraft King Air 200 aircraft arrived from Angola and touched down at St Helena’s new airport, prior to conducting a series of calibration flights.
It was an emotional moment for the islanders as they watched and shared in history being made. For those of us who know and love the island we hope that improved accessibility will enable many more people to enjoy this amazing islands when commercial flights start in 2016.
Photo courtesy of St Helena Government.