St Helena Tourism has confirmed that the second weekly scheduled flight service to the island, launched earlier this month, will again operate throughout the 2019-20 summer season.
A scheduled service from Johannesburg to St Helena takes place every Saturday throughout the year, operated by SA Airlink.
This service from extended to twice-weekly operations on Saturdays and Tuesdays from December 4th, running through to April 2019.
It has now been confirmed that this schedule will be repeated between December 2019 and May 2020, meeting anticipated demand and offering greater flexibility in the length of stay on St Helena – making three-, four- and seven-day stays (and multiples thereof) possible at the peak time for tourism to St Helena.
Director of tourism, Helena Bennett, said: “It is fantastic news that we are able to announce to the travel trade that the mid-week flights will continue for the summer of 2019/2020.
“This will allow potential tourists, business people and friends and relatives overseas, the opportunity to plan their trip to our wonderful Island and home.”
With people starting to discover the hidden wonder of St Helena, the confirmation of this extended flight programme means more people than ever can discover this unique destination.
The summer season is the best time to visit the island, with average temperatures above 20 degrees, low rainfall and long sunny days.