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New helicopter service from Land’s End to the Isles of Scilly

Credit: Isles of Scilly Steamship Group

A new helicopter service will carry passengers between Land’s End and the Isles of Scilly from May.

The route will be operated by Isles of Scilly Steamship Group.

It says services will operate year-round up to six days a week, with up to eight return flights a day.

The announcement marks the return of a helicopter service to the islands for the first time since 2012.

Credit: Isles of Scilly Steamship Group

Andrew May, chairman of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, said: “We know there is demand from thousands of people who have really missed the helicopter since it stopped in 2012.

“This gives visitors and islanders more choice over how they travel and makes the transport network more resilient, which is exactly what our customers say they want.”

Tickets for the service will go on sale in April.