Important flight information:
It is possible to visit Ascension Island. If you would like to do so you will need to apply for permission, in the form of an entry permit (see below). And you must have comprehensive travel and medical insurance.
Unless you are in an exempt category (e.g., active members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces , USAF military contract personnel etc) and you wish to travel to Ascension for any purpose you must obtain a valid Entry Permit in advance and produce this to the Immigration Officer on arrival. Failure to do so is an offence under the Entry Control (Ascension) Ordinance and may result in a fine, and/or imprisonment. You may also be refused permission to land and be required to leave on the aircraft or vessel that you arrived on.
It is also a condition of the Entry Permit that you have obtained adequate travel and medical insurance to cover your stay including the possibility of air evacuation, which can be very expensive. You should be prepared to show this to the Immigration Officer on arrival.
Applications for Entry Permits should be made well in advance, preferably at least 28 days before your intended travel, except in case of genuine emergency. Note that flight bookings need to be confirmed before the 14 day cut-off point before a flight. This is a Ministry of Defence requirement. Bookings cannot be confirmed until you have been issued with an Entry Permit. It is therefore important that you do not leave it until close to the 14 day cut-off point to apply as this risks losing the booking and not being able to travel.
Click here to view Entry Permits and Application Guidelines
Arrival Cards and Completion Guide
Exempt Arrival Card
Non Exempt Arrival Card
Arrival Cards can be printed and completed prior to arrival, and presented on entry in Ascension to Immigration Officials
Flights to Ascension Island depart from Brize norton (Please
see our links
The times below are to be used as a guideline only. The duration of each flight is approximately 9hrs. All times are in Local Time.
From Brize Norton (UK) to Ascension Island
Departs Brize Norton at approximately 2300hrs each Sunday
Departs Brize Norton at approximately 2300hrs each Wednesday
From Ascension Island to Brize Norton (UK)
Departs Ascension Island at approximately 2300hrs each Tuesday
Departs Ascension Island at approximately 2300hrs each Friday
As flight times are subject to change, you must check your latest check-in time with the Airport of Embarkation (AoE), 24 hours before the advertised departure time and again 12hrs before the advertised departure time.
Contact details for your AoE are as follows:
RAF Brize Norton Passenger Information Telephone 01993896050
RAF Ascension Passenger Information Telephone + (247) 3319
Please note: Only 10 seats per flight are allocated
to civilians, therefore advance bookings
Baggage allowance for all St Helena,
Ascension and Falkland Islands residents are 54kgs each
adult, 27kgs each child and 5kgs each infant- which includes
4 kilos of hand baggage per person.
Baggage allowance for all non-residents
is 27kgs- which includes 4 kilos of hand baggage per person.
Excess baggage cannot be pre-booked
and it is not guaranteed that excess baggage will be accepted.
This will be at the discretion of the handler at check-in.
If excess baggage is accepted, charges will be levied
at the prevailing rate.
Cabin baggage - one piece - not
exceeding 18x12x9 Inches - 4 kgs
As these flights are under the control of the RAF. It cannot
be guaranteed that seats will always be available despite
a seat confirmation, and that passengers may not be embarked
or may be offloaded if technical problems do occur with
the aircraft or the required Military payload on that flight
precludes a full compliment of passengers being carried.
Please note that the RAF reserve the right to change fares
without notice. Even after payment has been received, fare
increases by the RAF might affect the final price you pay
for your flight. If the RAF increase the fare before your
travel date you may have to pay the difference in advance.
These are the standard conditions of carriage by air as
offered by the RAF at the time of ticket issuance.
information provided by the RAF is available here: (Click
Arriving passengers may have personal imports, duty free,
up to the following amounts per adult:
200 cigarettes OR 250 gms tobacco
1 litre of spirits
2 litres of wine OR 12 x 340 mls beer
Visitors accommodation and Car
hire on Ascension Island
Please visit our links
page for details.
A landing fee of £15.00 is payable on arrival at Ascension
Island Wideawake Airfield or at the Police Station for all
FARES: UK TO ASCENSION AND VICE VERSA
01st OCTOBER 2012
Following notification from the Ministry of Defence, new flight fares for travel between Ascension and Brize Norton are as follows, with effect from the 01st October 2012.
The Ministry of Defence will honor all previous bookings made on the airbridge at their existing cost. Customers will not have to pay any difference in fare for flights already Invoiced after October 12. The only exception will be where a customer, who has already purchased a standard ticket, now wishes to upgrade to a High Class Seating ticket. Those individuals will be required to pay the additional costs of the Higher Class Seating ticket. (Fares include Administration Fee)
Price In Pounds Sterling(£)
Where flight departs UK, £40
Air Passenger Duty is included in the ticket price.
Children under 2 years
Travel Free (provided
they do not occupy a seat).
Sky cots are provided free of charge.
2 and over
than 14 days notice
be requested from the RAF, there is no guarantee seating
may be available
14 and 10 days notice
charge on standard fares
than 10 days notice
£30 charge on standard fares
more than 10 days notice
or change of flight will be charged a fee of £30
more than 10 days notice
minus £30.00 per person
less than 10 days notice
less than 10 days notice
(other than to itinerary), will be charged an amendment
fee of £30 per person e.g. request for aisle seat,
vegetarian meal etc .These amendments exclude changes
of flight, which shall be treated as a cancellation
The opening hours of the AIG Booking Office are
between 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday (GMT).
Bookings can be made in person, by
telephone +247 6500, Fax + 247 6827, or through www.ascension-flights.com
Payment may be made by the following
1. By credit
(Please note a handling charge
may be applied to credit card payments)
transfer (local or UK)
All flights must be paid for in full at the time of confirming a booking.
Payments received late will risk losing their booking and/or
being charged at standard economy rates.
If you have any queries please contact the Office
on telephone no. +00 247 6500 or e-mail Ascension Island Travel Agency on e-mail