The first commercial flight landed on the remote South Atlantic island of St Helena on Saturday. The flight touched down at Saint Helena Airport carrying 68 passengers. One passenger had travelled from Scotland to be on the flight. She said: "I've never felt so emotional in all my life. I never thought I'd see this day." This first flight will change access to the island. The only way of getting there before was by a ship that sailed once every three weeks.
The airport will boost the island's economy and tourism. However, the British media called it "the most useless airport in the world". It cost British taxpayers $380m - $80,000 for every person on the island. It was due to open in 2016, but was delayed. St. Helena's Governor dismissed the criticism. She said: "For St Helena, this has already been the most useful airport. It's priceless." She was excited about, "the new chapter in St Helena's history".