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Visiting St Helena by air is possible with no limits Travel and Tours

Have you ever thought that getting to and from St Helena via the St Helena’s newly built Airport as a tourist was impossible by air, then it is not, if you talk to No limits Travel and Tours.  St Helena has spent many long hours marketing the Island as a tourist destination in readiness for the Airport opening and the Islands transition from sea to air travel, however due to the safety concerns, the Airport is not open for commercial operations and the forecast of regular visitors has not been possible, however yesterday St Helena welcomed the Maselis family from Belgium, who arrived on a private jet and was the first official tourist to land on the Island by air.

Maselis tourist visit
Maselis family flying visit to St Helena

No Limits Travel and Tours under the companies branding Island images were asked months ago to facilitate the entire visit to the Island.  Yesterday that visit was a reality for the home grown motivated Travel and Tour company, today it was successful Island history as the Patrick Maselis and his family departed St Helena after twenty fours on Island. Here is summary of the visit as Island Images summarises the experience of the visit on their news page on their website which can found here.

Derek said this afternoon in a telephone conversation this is hopefully one of many visits and hinted that he will soon be looking out from the observation deck at the airport for another potential client to arrive.

Local St Helena Tour operator host fly cruise tourist arriving by Air.

This week St Helena’s Airport will report one of the busiest weeks with air traffic and also aircraft landings, tomorrow a well-known local branded business will host a travelling family who will arrive on a private jet at the airport which is scheduled to  arrive on Island around lunch time.

Derek - Island Images ltd St Helena's Travel and Tour operator.
Derek – Island Images LTD. St Helena’s Travel and Tour operator.

Island Images owned by Derek and Linda Richards have been exclusively chosen by the families agency to host and facilitate this visit. The Family who lives in Europe has been keen to visit St Helena but due to the recent issue with commercial flights operating at the airport the family were unable to visit St Helena the fly cruising traditional way.

A Bombardier Business jet at The St Helena Airport
A Bombardier Business Jet arriving at The St Helena Airport

Derek and Linda have arranged for the well-travelled family to stay in local accommodation and sample local cuisine as well as trips to the usual tourist Island stops. St Helena local spoke to Derek and asked how the agency found out about services provided by Island Images. Derek told us that he was contacted via his website that outlines the exclusive service offered to the travelling client, the agency also commented that based on the feedback given from previous leisure client experiences Island Images profile fitted the visitor’s requirements.  Island Images offers some of the Island finest dining experience, custom tour packages and travel consultation. The family will arrive on a Bombardier Business jet operated by Execujet from Togo in West Africa and will depart Thursday the 14th July.  More details will be published after the visit.  The Island Images website can be found here and visit information is also available on the tour operator’s news page.

The Airport will also accommodate another aeromedical evacuation that is scheduled to arrive today 12th July.