19 September 2015 | Airports News

First aircraft lands at St. Helena Airport

First aircraft lands at St. Helena Airport

The tiny island of St. Helena can be found at one of the most remote locations in the world: 2500 miles east of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro and 1210 miles west of the southern African coast. Throughout its history, the miniature volcanic island could be accessed exclusively by boat. However, on September 15, 2015, the very first aircraft ever, a Beechcraft King Air 200, landed at the Saint Helena Airport (IATA: HLE, ICAO: FHSH).


The opening of the airport on the island is trial run for now. With the construction contract signed in late 2010, the airport is expected to be opened in 2016. With the new possibility of access, LunaJets cannot wait to charter flights to this remote, stunning island.


For more information concerning the status of the airport please contact your LunaJets advisor