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:

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 page)

Departure/Arrival times:

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 are essential.

Baggage Allowance:

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.

Passenger information provided by the RAF is available here: (Click to open/download)

Customs Duties:

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.

Additional charges:

A landing fee of £15.00 is payable on arrival at Ascension Island Wideawake Airfield or at the Police Station for all passengers.

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(£)
Standard Fare
Single fare
Return Fare

Where flight departs UK, £40 Air Passenger Duty is included in the ticket price.


Children under 2 years of age

Travel Free (provided they do not occupy a seat).
Sky cots are provided free of charge.

2 Children aged 2 and over Full Adult Fare
3. Bookings less than 14 days notice  Seats must be requested from the RAF, there is no guarantee seating may be available
4. Bookings between 14 and 10 days notice No additional charge on standard fares
5. Bookings less than 10 days notice  Additional £30 charge on standard fares
6. Cancellations more than 10 days notice Cancellations or change of flight will be charged a fee of £30 per person
7. Cancellation more than 10 days notice Full refund minus £30.00 per person
8. Cancellation less than 10 days notice No refund
9. Amendments less than 10 days notice All requests/amendments (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 and re-booking.


Standard rate £2.92 per kilo
Excess baggage rate £5.00 per kilo


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

Payment may be made by the following methods:
1.         By credit card/debit card/switch/maestro/solo
(Please note a handling charge may be applied to credit card payments)
2.         Bank transfer (local or UK)
3.         Cash (Locally only)
4.         Cheque (Locally only)

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