4 SEPTEMBER 2017
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Tickets for flights between South Africa and St Helena are set to start “within the next week” with Airlink poised to operate a weekly service linking the island with Johannesburg and Cape Town via a refuelling stopover at Windhoek in Namibia.
Launch date for flights to begin has yet to be confirmed but Airlink will offer a three-class service with Business Class from £1,544 return on the Johannesburg route and £1,586 on the Cape Town service.
Equivalent Premium Economy fares are £1,244 and £1,286, with Economy fares leading-in at £804 and £846. The basic fares for both routes are identical, with the difference due to varying airport taxes.
Airlink is currently pursuing Fifth Freedom rights on the leg between Windhoek and St Helena to allow passengers from other carriers to join or disembark the St Helena service there and Airlink to sell tickets for the St Helena and Windhoek legs of the journey.
Airlink will also operate a monthly charter service between St Helena and Ascension Island, to begin on the third weekend in November and thereafter on the second weekend of every month.
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David Starkie, United Kingdom
A rather glitzy terminal for one rotation a week, courtesy of the UK tax payer.