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Welcome to St Helena: we are aboard first flight

Thousands of people across the south with links to the remote island of St Helena are celebrating this week because it's become much easier to get there.

Until now a ship which used to sail from Portland in Dorset was the island's only link to the outside world.

Now - more than a year late - a new airport is fully open. Richard Jones was aboard the first regular commercial flight to St Helena in the middle of the South Atlantic.

He talked to Catherine Man, island vet; Bill Rothwell, tourist; Jeremy Johns, islander; and Robert Midwinter, islander.