The future of transport links to the Isles of Scilly looks a lot more secure tonight. The company which provides air and sea routes to the islands says it will plug the gap when helicopter flights end later this year.
It's investing several million pounds to prolong the life of the Scillonian passenger ferry and secure more flights from three airports in the South West. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports.
Several million pounds is being invested to ensure vital sea and air links to the Isles of Scilly are maintained.
British International Helicopters is due to end its service to the islands at the end of October. Its rival, the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, has announced that it is laying on more flights and buying new aircraft ready to take the 70 thousand passengers that used to go by helicopter.