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St Helena’s airport finally ready for touchdown

Story from: South Africa | The Guardian

Flights to one of the most isolated islands in the world start this week, heralding a rise in tourists for the British overseas territory, whether it’s ready for them or not

The “world’s most useless airport” is about to welcome its first commercial passenger flight – five years later than planned. Environmental and geographical challenges famously delayed the opening of the airport on St Helena, one of the most isolated inhabited islands on the planet, and the project, which cost the British government £285m, was saddled with the unfortunate moniker.

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