Inside St Helena’s new airport – Newsday, BBC World Service

Inside St Helena’s new airport – Newsday, BBC World Service

Saint Helena’s airport was a controversial addition to the island, and two years after its opening the tourism industry was still struggling to take off. In this report for BBC Radio 4 I asked what the future might hold for this far-flung British territory.

 

I’m now stood at the docks of Saint Helena’s tiny capital, Jamestown, where just off shore there must be about fifty small fishing boats, bobbing around in the calm South Atlantic waters under a fierce tropical sun.

 

Before the development of the island’s first airport, this was where the RMS Saint Helena used to dock – an 1800 tonne ship that would transport people and cargo from Cape Town, Ascension Island and occasionally even as far as London…

 

This report aired on Newsday, on November 5th 2019.

Date

January 8, 2020

Category

Radio