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It has been made official that 120 passengers will enjoy the luxury of Comair’s brand new Aircraft a Boeing 737 -800 that will fly to St Helena from Johannesburg.

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Comair-British-Airways

As mention in an early posting from this website the 737-800 Aircraft is the second-longest aircraft in the Boeing 737 range. It is known for its fuel efficiency and spacious seating plan. It is fitted with split-scimitar winglets – vertical wing tip extensions that reduce drag and provide lift, cutting fuel consumption and lowering the aircraft’s carbon footprint.

Although there has been no official schedule or airfares published, it is anticipated that the airport will gain its certification approval and will open in May 2016. For the St Helena Aircraft spotters the registration allocated to St Helena’s new Boeing Aircraft is ZS-ZWG.

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