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Skybus celebrates 50,000 passengers between Bristol and Scilly Isles

21st July 2009 - 15:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Skybus, the airline providing flights to the Isles of Scilly off the southwest coast of England, carried its 50,000 passenger between Bristol and St Mary's, the main airport os the Isles, on Monday 20 July.

John Leveson and his family checked in for their flight at Bristol International Airport on Monday afternoon and were greeted with the news that Mr Leveson himslef was the 50,000th passenger to travel with Skybus on the route.

The airline which also flies from Land’s End, Newquay, Exeter and Southampton has been operating flights to the Isles of Scilly for 25 years and has been flying from Bristol since 1995.

Upon arrival at the Isles of Scilly, Andrew May, chairman of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, parent company of Skybus, welcomed the visitors and presented them with a certificate, celebratory bottle of champagne and vouchers for a future visit.

In August Skybus will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary having offered flights to the Isles of Scilly from Land’s End since 1984. Over the years, Skybus has carried almost one million passengers from all of its airports.

Photo shows: Skybus pilot, Captain Jack Hawkins, 50,000th route passenger John Leveson and his family and chairman of Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, Andrew May.

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