On Saturday 20 July 2019, the Airlink crew reported a suspicious substance had been found on-board flight SA8131 inbound to St Helena.
As a result, staff from St Helena Airport Limited (SHAL) along with representatives from St Helena Government Police and Customs proceeded to implement standard protocols for aircraft and passenger search. This caused a delay to the disembarkation and arrivals processes for passengers arriving at St Helena Airport.
The travelling public are reminded that St Helena and Airlink have a zero tolerance policy towards the use or transportation of any banned substances, and that all measures are in place to offer a robust response to actual or potential incidents.
Any inconvenience caused to the travelling public is regretted but the safety of passengers and crew remains paramount.
St Helena Airport Limited, 20 July 2019