Large Fall In Tresco Air Passenger Numbers

Tresco Heliport

The latest figures for passengers and aircraft moving through the airport will be presented to Councillors tonight.

It was a busy January with the number of passengers conveyed by both operators up 21% on last year – 3260 journeys were made that month through St Marys and it’s thought the new school building project may have played its part in bumping up the year-on-year stats.

But February movements were down 4.5% and March were down 8.3%.

April was better- up just under 7%.

The total number of aircraft coming over was down 14% in February and 8% in March.

Tresco has seen a larger reduction. The number of helicopters received there fell 20% in January, 31% in February and 46% in March.

April was down as well but just 6% on the previous year.