FURTHER EXTENSION OF RMS

As part of our commitment to maintaining access to St Helena and Ascension, SHG can today confirm that the RMS passenger and freight service will be extended up until 1 July 2017. A revised schedule can be viewed at: http://rms-st-helena.com/schedules-fares/ and bookings will be accepted from 09.00hrs tomorrow morning.

Intensive work continues to mitigate wind conditions experienced at St Helena Airport and to deliver a regular scheduled passenger air service as soon as possible. Safety is our paramount concern and we will ensure that we are confident of every aspect of Airport operations before commercial flights commence. Getting this right will take some time.

St Helena Airport is however open for one-off charter flights and medical evacuation aircraft, as evidenced by this afternoon’s medevac flight to South Africa, the arrival of a charter flight tomorrow and a further flight next week.

Governor Lisa Phillips said:

“Given that St Helenians will wish to plan for travel at Christmas, the New Year and beyond, we have taken the decision to extend the RMS service up until 1 July 2017.  We want to give certainty to Island residents as we continue with our work to deliver regular air services at St Helena Airport.”

Should an air service commence in the interim, we will review the situation.

The public will continue to be informed as work progresses.

SHG

12 July 2016

 

 

 

 

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