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Saint Helena Airport (HLE) is an airport in the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena. It officially opens May 2016, and will have an Open Skies policy (so any airline can fly to it). It has a 6,070 foot runway, and its coordinates are 15°57′29″S  005°38′42″W.

 

 



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I wanted to open route to Helena,and saw airport is not there(I know it will open soon)and i started writing request and saw that you already did it.

We really needs this airport.

Good job noticing that :)



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In order for an airport to be added to AE it needs to meet several criteria:

IATA Code: You have this.

ICAO Code: Not provided

Proof of commercial service: Not provided

Passenger numbers: Not provided

 

Basically this airport can't be added until May 2017 at the earliest due to the fact it's not yet open and hence there is no proof of commercial service or passenger numbers available.


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Saint Helena Airport (IATA: HLE, ICAO: FHSH)

 

Current services[edit]

 

Airlines Destinations Atlantic Star Airlines
operated by TUIfly Seasonal charter: London-Luton (begins 22 May 2016)[61][62] British Airways
operated by Comair Ascension Island (begins May 2016), Johannesburg-OR Tambo (begins May 2016)
  1.  Atlantic Star Airlines shares news of delay to opening date of St.Helena Airport
  2. Jump up^ http://www.atlantics...cf2dfd2515ffac9


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Actually, there are flights. It was may 2016.



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Actually, there are flights. It was may 2016.

 

and as I stated this means that the earliest we can add the airport into the game is May 2017 once total annual passenger numbers are available.


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http://www.dailymail...ets-t-land.html

Opening has actually been delayed until further notice due to wind shear issues surrounding the airport


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The scheduled flights to Saint Helena started recently.
http://sainthelenais...rcialairservice

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The scheduled flights to Saint Helena started recently.
http://sainthelenais...rcialairservice

 

Wait so the airport has been opened without any service for 1.5 years? Or is it that flights before these were just chartered/not regular?


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So... is the airport planned to be added anytime soon? I believe it now gets commercial flights and is fully operational.



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Wait so the airport has been opened without any service for 1.5 years? Or is it that flights before these were just chartered/not regular?

Before that is was a few chartered and test flights, as well as a couple of medical evacuations.


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I've been looking into this airport and at the moment there are no available passenger numbers, therefore I can't add it. I'll ask around and see what I can, possibly coming up with an interim value based on maximum seats available on flights; don't hold me to that.


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Once we have some good stats, I'm excited for St. Helena.


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this is an interesting one, we can always throw some numbers around for fun while we wait for the official figures to roll in.

Please excuse if these numbers are wrong or make little sense, im afraid my hangover from last night is still strong. ;)

 

So currently SA Airline serves the Island on a weekly basis from JNB via WDH on to HLE on the Embraer E190

That aircraft will only be allowed to use 76 of 87 seats and block the rest off to allow the aircraft to make the trip. This is beacuse of HLE runway,range,payload issues,engine ops etc.

 

So lets say 4 flights per month inbound to HLE at full pax volume = 304 pax per month 

times that by the full 52 weeks in a year so 304 * 12 months = 3648 pax per year at 100% load factor

 

Now we know that those figures are not realistic so lets keep that load factor at a more realistic 80% so that equals 60 seats per flight available only, that seems a bit low so lets lift that to about 65 seats per flight or about 85% load factor.

 

so 65 seats *4 weeks = 260 * 12 months = 3120 pax per year ish. 

Now we do have that charter flight also operated by Airlink to Acsension Island once a month, so lets add those flights inbound pax figures from Ascension Island as well just for kicks.

65 per month * 12 months = 780 pax per year extra.

 

so a grand total of 3900 pax per year inbound, times that by two to get 7800 pax per year total,  im guessing the airport will operate at around 5000-10000 perhaps even close to 15000 pax per year in the first operating year. 

 

Now this abviously does not include any extra airline operating any future services nor does it include any special holiday or military charters etc. Just the basic service the airport now receives and those possible figures. Again those could be totally wrong, just wanted some insight into the pax amounts the airports would be operating at while it started up.

 

https://flyairlink.c...r St Helena.pdf

https://flyairlink.c...ts-to-st-helena

https://flyairlink.c...ts-to-st-helena


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How about no, because this is how bad information and data spreads in aviation. 

Calm yourself, I made it quite clear i was just throwing around some numbers for fun, never said to use the info given. It was purely to give some insight ( even if it was just for me) as I was interested in it, I do realise that we are going to have to wait for the official data but why not speculate in the mean time. :/ 


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