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Land's End Airport is owned and run by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group.  There are commercial flying activities available such as Aerial photography and charter work can also be arranged.

 

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Multi million investment improves travel links to Isles of Scilly

30 April 2013 | By: Admin

 

Passengers travelling to and from the Isles of Scilly this summer will be able to enjoy improved facilities at both Land's End Airport and on board the Scillonian III passenger ferry, thanks to a multi million investment by the Isles of Scilly Steamship company.

In preparation for the 2013 summer season, major building works have been carried out at Land's End Airport to create a new 1 million airport terminal building and almost 2 million has been spent on refurbishing the Scillionian III's passenger facilities to improve the travel experience for customers.

Skybus flights to and from St Mary's Airport on the Isles of Scilly.

Bookings from Land's End to St Mary's for the 2013 season have doubled in comparison to 2012. Skybus also flies from Newquay and Exeter and has just launched its biggest ever summer schedule from Exeter with up to five flights a day during the summer peak.

Work on the new Land's End terminal began in July 2012 and is due to be opened in April. The new terminal will feature a modern cafe area with seating for up to 30 people, panoramic views of the airfield and out towards Longships Lighthouse and the Isles of Scilly, outdoor patio areas, internet access, a children's corner and full disabled facilities.

There will also be a new baggage handling facility, a dedicated arrivals area, new Air Traffic Control tower, upgraded car parks and security and hangar improvements.

Chris Pearson, Land's End Airport Manager said: "The improvement works at Land's End Airport are progressing well and to schedule, and we are all looking forward to seeing the terminal open in April. The new facilities will completely transform the airport into a modern facility with fresh and vibrant surroundings that will make the travel experience for passengers flying to and from the Isles of Scilly as enjoyable and stress-free as possible."

It won't just be passengers travelling to the Isles of Scilly by plane who benefit from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company's investment, as a major programme of upgrades and refurbishments has also been carried out on the Scillonian III passenger ferry, which sails six days a week between Penzance and St Mary's, and on Sunday's during peak season.

Among the improvements are new flooring, new lighting, audio visual screens, new bathroom facilities and new catering facilities, with a cafe/bar and separate coffee shop.

Facilities for disabled passengers have been improved, with a new passenger lift installed that will give wheelchair users direct access to the middle deck without having to use a stair lift, and a designated space for disabled passengers including access to a new disabled bathroom.

Jeff Marston, Chief Executive of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company said: "We have listened to feedback from our passengers and that has informed the improvements that have been made on board the Scillonian III. Her refurbishment and the new terminal at Land's End Airport are both aimed at improving the customer experience and the investment demonstrates our commitment to supporting the communities we serve."

The Isles of Scilly Steamship company has also acquired a new Twin Otter passenger plane, which will be brought into service in April and bring its Skybus fleet up to seven aircraft.

Around 50 new full time and seasonal jobs have been created as a result of the investment, including pilots, seamen, engineers, fire officers, customer service and airport staff.