Thank you to all of you who took the time to fill in the Christmas Flights survey and who showed your support for our enterprise - it is very much appreciated.
The results of the survey showed us that while there is a good level of interest in the flights for the UK to St.Helena return route, there is a much lower level of interest for the St.Helena to UK return route.
This differential in demand makes it difficult for Atlantic Star to deliver a commercially viable charter programme in 2018 as the northbound originating flight would be nearly empty which would result in a substantial increase in the price of the southbound tickets.
It is with a very heavy heart that we have therefore decided that Atlantic Star will not be launching a Christmas charter flight programme for 2018.
We will, however, revisit the opportunity to connect St.Helena direct to the UK when the market conditions are right to do so and a commercially viable service can be achieved.
We're sorry that we can't bring you more exciting news at this time, and thank you again for your ongoing support.
Rich, Aiden and Andrew
Directors, Atlantic Star