European funding worth £1.8 million has been confirmed for Penzance Heliport as work begins on restoring the helicopter link between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly.
The scheme will receive support from the European Regional Development Fund.
Penzance Heliport will restore the link between Penzance and the islands of St Mary’s and Tresco.
Flights are expected to begin in spring 2020 and tickets on sale from summer 2019.
The remainder of the £4.3 million project costs will be from private investment.
A study found the investment will also provide around 30 permanent jobs.
Preparation work has now commenced on the site at Jelbert Way.