After a data collection exercise and a study conducted on the demand of flight ticket bookings to St Helena the Island is now forecast ed to expect a surge in visitor numbers this year between December 2018 and April 2019 as it was announced today by the St Helena Government and SA Airlink that scheduled flights to and from St Helena will increase from one scheduled flight a week to two scheduled flights a week. This means that you could now spend less than seven days on St Helena if required or you could visit the Island for a slightly longer period if a fourteen day stop over was not ideal.
An extra nineteen flights have been scheduled for this period; this will include an extra flight to Ascension Island in December 2018 and another in January 2019. Returning saints and other visitors can start to make bookings online once the completion of the newly announced revised schedule has been populated on the SA Airlink online booking system.
Flight tickets to St Helena can be booked here online at https://flyairlink.com/
Local businesses welcomed the news today as this will not only benefit returning saints who would like to return for Christmas but it will also increase demand for the local tourism markets.
December to April is a popular period for visitors to St Helena as returning saints living abroad returns to the Island to spend time with their families during the festive season.
St Helena is always very busy from January to early April as St Helena also welcomes other visitors which are the popular whales sharks that tend to arrive in St Helena waters late December/early January, Suba Diving and fishing is also very popular during that time, Dive Operators and Fishing charter companies on St Helena saw a large percentage increase in visitor numbers in 2017 and already they are confirming bookings for 2018 as a result of last years successful fishing and whale shark season.