Britain to finance £200m first airport for Saint Helena

Jamestown capital of Saint Helena  from above

Jamestown capital of Saint Helena from above

Saint Helena, the island in the southern Atlantic where Napoleon was sent in exile, will become a little less remote in 2015 with the opening of its first airport, financed by the British government.
The £200m project will see the first flights to the island, which has a population of a little over 4,000. It is hoped the airport will increase the number of visitors annually from around 900 to 30,000, and reduce the island’s dependency on British aid, which totalled £26m last year.
Napoleon was sent to Saint Helena in 1815 after his defeat at the battle of Waterloo, and died there six years later.
Article source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/03/saint-helena-airport-napoleon-tourism

Source: merenews



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