Titan Airways at St Helena
The isolation of the Island together with the potential for wind shear has meant that St Helena Airport has been classed as a Category C airport.
Category C airports have additional considerations for approach, landing or take-off. Difficult wind conditions, including turbulence and wind shear, are encountered and safely managed at many airports around the world and St Helena Airport is no different.
In addition, during the winter months of August to October, when there is misty rain and low cloud cover, this can cause delays with flights to the Island.
Pre Covid-19 a weekly air service each Saturday, provided by SA Airlink, was operated between St Helena Airport and OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Touch down on St Helena
Currently SHG are chartering direct flights to the island from UK via Accra, Ghana, until the air service from South Africa resumes. A flight schedule has been published with dates running up to March 2022.
These charter flights are operated by Titan Airways and the ticket price is £950 one-way from UK to St Helena.
Covid-19 preventative measures include mandatory 10-day quarantine on arrival and a negative test result at the end of the quarantine period before being allowed into the community.
Whilst operating a charter flight service, officers funded by the Technical Cooperation Programme will have incoming travel, at commencement of contract, booked by the UK Representative or Corporate HR.
When Airlink flights resume and for other travel requests, they will need to be booked using Diversity Travel, the governments travel service provider. A travel policy will be made available to all officers.
SA Airlink flight arrival from South Africa