Lands End Airport re-opened today following the laying of two hard runways. The project cost in the region of £2.6 million with 50% from the IOS Steamship Co and 50% from EU ERDF funds.
The Airport had previously been blighted during the winter months with waterlogging of its grass strips resulting in flights having to be re-routed to Newquay. With Newquay Airport poorly served by public transport ,the diversions caused travellers significant additional expense and inconvenience The closure of Lands End Airport for long periods also resulted in Penzance being eclipsed as far a IOS travel was concerned for months at a time during the winters of 2012 and 2013.
See BBC news item here.
See Cornishman item here .