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Helicopter service to Isles of Scilly approved

6th August 2018 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Penzance Heliport has received approval to re-start helicopter transportation services between Penzance and Isles of Scilly, the company announced on 2 August.

Under the new service, AW139 helicopters will be operated from the new heliport at Penzance to the islands of St Mary’s and Tresco. The AW139 helicopter will accommodate 15 passengers and will have a luggage allowance of 20kg.

Penzance Heliport will operate up to 17 return flights per day throughout the year. The majority of flights will operate to St Mary’s and the service will also reinstate a direct connection to the island of Tresco. The flight to the islands will take 15 minutes.

The helicopter service will be operated by Sloane Helicopters.

Robert Dorrien-Smith from Penzance Heliport, said: ‘We hope today’s decision marks the start of a new era for transport to the Isles of Scilly; an era of improved resilience, of increased capacity, of improved accessibility, of genuine competition and a new era of honest cooperation for the good of the islands.

‘We now look forward to moving ahead with this vital project which will make the Isles of Scilly a better place to live, visit and work.’

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