Friday, 2 November 2012

Helicopter service to Scilly ends

There was a good turnout at Penzance Heliport on Wednesday evening to mark the end of BIH service to the Isles of Scilly, the end of an era and the end of a unique service shared between Scilly and Penzance.  It was a service like no other that operated in just about all weathers when other services failed. It was a service important to many peoples lives and Wednesday night's send off from Penzance Heliport reflected this.

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 The end of the financially beleagured service was unavoidable given shrinking passenger numbers, rising costs and accumulated losses.  It is however a blow to Penzance with 60 employees losing their jobs and the islanders' passenger transport links to the mainland limited to just the weather dependent Skybus service in the winter months when the Scillonian does not sail. 

See for Friends of Isles Scilly Transport, a campaign group supported by the community and business seeking reliiable, affordable all year round lifeline transport services for the Isles of Scilly.


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