Comair's flying to the island where Napolean Bonaparte was exiled

Comair had signed a code-sharing agreement with Qatar Airways which will increase their routes in Africa. CEO of Comair Erik Venter says it will increase flow of passengers between the airlines.

Its a great opportunity to feed local traffic to Qatar airlines and for them to do that for Comair

Erik Venter, CEO Comair

Its not a commercially viable route, says Venter, but it has a substantial subsidy from Britain and Comair sees it as a worthwhile venture.

The aircraft will only be flying there once a week so if you want a long holiday away from your cell phone and email - reception on St Helena is not that great as you can imagine - and you can only come back the following week

Erik Venter, CEO Comair

On a more serious note, Venter says, the diving and fishing on St Helena are excellent. And the island which is 5 percent of Mauritius, has only 80 accommodation beds. It is a genuine mid Atlantic volcanic island and famously the place Napoleon Bonaparte was sent into exile - something that should excite history buffs.

Comair will be the only commercial airline in the world flying passengers to the island


This article first appeared on 702 : Comair's flying to the island where Napolean Bonaparte was exiled


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM
Read More
Economic researcher slams anti-poor VAT hike

Economic researcher slams anti-poor VAT hike

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Wits economic researcher Gilad Isaacs.

Anglo American profits soar. Pays highest dividend in a decade

Anglo American profits soar. Pays highest dividend in a decade

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani.

Woolworths, pummelled in Australia, loses R4.86 billion

Woolworths, pummelled in Australia, loses R4.86 billion

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Woolworths CEO Ian Moir.

How to capitalise on an environment that has suddenly turned for the better

How to capitalise on an environment that has suddenly turned for the better

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Aurik Business Accelerator’s Pavlo Phitidis.

How to plan financially, considering you’re poorer after Gigaba's hectic Budget

How to plan financially, considering you’re poorer after Gigaba's hectic Budget

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Galileo Capital Financial Advisor Warren Ingram.

'Budget is excellent under the circumstances. I give it 9 out of 10'

'Budget is excellent under the circumstances. I give it 9 out of 10'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Investec Asset Management Economist Nazmeera Moola.

Popular articles
NICD: Listeriosis cases rapidly rising in SA, death toll at 172

NICD: Listeriosis cases rapidly rising in SA, death toll at 172

National Institute for Communicable Diseases says all cases traced back to the same bacterial strain and source needs to be found.

'Foreshore development plan will exacerbate spacial and social divide'

'Foreshore development plan will exacerbate spacial and social divide'

UCT planning expert raises concerns over bidder's proposed plans for Foreshore development.

UK issues terror warning against SA after Brit couple abducted in KZN

UK issues terror warning against SA after Brit couple abducted in KZN

The British gov issued a travel advisory‚ warning of possible attacks when traveling to SA, after a UK couple was kidnapped.

Saps: Attackers spared 5 female cops in Ngcobo police shooting

Saps: Attackers spared 5 female cops in Ngcobo police shooting

E Cape Saps says they are investigating the murder of five police officers and one retired soldier at Ngcobo Police Station.

How to make your first million

How to make your first million

Warren Ingram discusses his new book in which he shares practical ways for ordinary people to achieve financial freedom.