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.