Window Seat 16 Oct 17

Window Seat 16 Oct 17

THE “world’s most useless airport” has finally welcomed its first commercial flight, 80 years after it was first mooted.

The tiny British colony of St Helena in the South Atlantic has been reliant on shipping throughout its history, but on Sat welcomed its debut air service from Johannesburg, prompting emotional responses from locals, Reuters reports.

Initial plans for an airport were dashed by the breeding habits of an endangered species of plover, forcing a plan B that involved filling a valley with 8 million cubic metres of rock.

The 285 million price tag – along with a series of setbacks and delays – led to the “world’s most useless” tag from the British press.

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