The very first SA Airlink flight from Johannesburg to St Helena landed at Hosea Kutako International Airport on 16 October, to refuel for the second leg of its four-hour flight to reach the island. Initially, the planning was to allow passengers to board in Windhoek for St Helena but this has not materialised.
The flight to St Helena still makes a stop at Hosea Kutako but only to refuel. No passenger service is available for Namibians, or tourists in Namibia, to travel directly to St Helena. At this stage, all travel to the island must first go via South Africa.