“World’s Most Useless Airport” Finally Ready

St. Helena Island opens to fly-in visitors this week.

Photo from the Guardian. See more photos of one of the world’s most remote places in the St. Helena Island Gallery at EarthPhotos.com.

St Helena Airport Opening Postponed – Again

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The site of the long-sought, still unrealized airport.

So close!

This has got to be frustrating for all concerned. Intrepid little Atlantic Star airlines has been sending out emails for months with news of one problem after another involved in getting the air link to St. Helena Island up and running. At the time of our visit to St. Helena aboard the RMS St. Helena in December 2009/January 2010 they were already working and planning for this new airport and still today the Royal Mail Ship is the only regular transportation to the island, around 1200 miles west of Angola.

Hang in there, Saints.

(Here are some photos of St. Helena Island, one of the more remote corners of the world.)