The first scheduled commercial airplane has on the remote British island of St Helena in the middle of the South Atlantic. The SA AirLink service from South Africa down at Saint Helena Airport on Saturday with 68 passengers on board. One passenger, Libby Weir-Breen, a British travel operator, had from Scotland especially to on the flight. She said: "I've never so emotional in all my life. I never I'd this day." The inaugural flight a new era of accessibility for the island, which is 1,900 km west of the African nation of Angola. Previously, the only way of to Saint Helena was by a ship that once every three weeks from Cape Town, South Africa.
Despite the positive social and economic effects the airport will for the island and its tourism, the British media have it as "the most useless airport in the world". The airport was with $380m of British taxpayers' money. That's $80,000 for each of the island's inhabitants. It was with delays and was due to in 2016, but dangerous wind conditions the launch. The Governor of Saint Helena, Lisa Phillips, the criticism. She said: "I've the headlines about the world's most useless airport, but for St Helena, this has already the most useful airport. It's priceless." She added: "I for one getting really excited about the new chapter in St Helena's history."