The government of the remote British dependency of St Helena in the South Atlantic has chosen South African carrier SA Airlink as the preferred bidder to begin scheduled commercial flights to the island. SA Airlink is a franchisee to South African Airways. Until now, the only regular contact with the outside world for the island’s 4,500 residents has been via a supply vessel that arrives from South Africa every three weeks. The tiny island, some 1,200 nm (2,220 km or 1,379 mi.) off ...

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