Comair’s air services between St Helena Airport and OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg are scheduled to commence in late February 2016. Naturally, this date is dependent on final certification and operational readiness of St Helena Airport.
One flight a week will depart from Johannesburg every Saturday morning at 08.20am (GMT+2) and will arrive at St Helena Airport at approximately 11.30am (GMT). The return flight will depart from St Helena at 12.30pm (GMT) and will arrive at OR Tambo International Airport at approximately 6.30pm (GMT+2).
Given that the recommended minimum connecting time at OR Tambo International Airport for international-to-international flights is 60 minutes, this timing will allow seamless connections to and from a range of international destinations. For example, the 08.20am departure to St Helena will provide sufficient time to connect customers off, for example, the BA 055 flight arriving from London Heathrow.
St Helena Government, in consultation with Comair, is in the process of determining the final pricing structures, and bookings will open for sale once St Helena Airport has been granted certification.
6 October 2015