Friday, June 14, 2013

► ST HELENA: Atlantic Star Airlines eyes Cape Town, even Johannesburg, flights from 2016.

Atlantic Star Airlines logoAtlantic Star Airlines is a start-up founded by three ex-British Airways (BA) pilots with plans to begin flights from the British Overseas Territory of St. Helena, situated in the South Atlantic Ocean, to the United Kingdom (possibly via Southern Europe) using a B757-200.

According to their business plan, flights will initially operate once weekly routed Cape Town - Saint Helena - Southern Europe - London. Thereafter, an added first sector out of Johannesburg O.R. Tambo is expected to be added once demand has picked up. With further demand, frequencies will be increased to "two or three" flights per week. 

Operations however, will only begin once the USD319million airport on St. Helena, under contruction by South African firm Basil Read, is completed and certified in early 2016.