New Terminal Announced At Land’s End Airport

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company has started a 40-week project to improve the passenger terminal at Land’s End Airport.

The current buildings will be knocked down and, by the start of next season, there’ll be a new café catering for 30 people with views over the airfield and Longships lighthouse.

Passengers will be able to use full disabled facilities and internet access.

Better baggage-handling facilities and a dedicated arrivals area will also form part of the upgrade. The air traffic controllers are currently using a temporary tower while they await their new facility.

The airport car parking will be made more secure as part of the plan.

Steamship Company Chief Executive, Jeff Marston, says the airport is a core part of their business and the company want to secure its long-term future.

He says the existing passenger terminal building won’t be demolished until the new building is completed next year.


2 Responses to New Terminal Announced At Land’s End Airport

  1. IanT. July 22, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Don’t be too sure that BIH will fail if they move to Newquay. The additional fuel costs won’t be that great and their other costs will probably reduce. What is of concern, of course, is the Skybus monopoly that will exist if they do pull out. Watch Skybus fares go rocketing up to pay for the new terminal that will do nothing to improve the reliability of their service from Land’s End. The fog and rain won’t notice the ‘improvements’.

  2. London London boy July 21, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Making sure they’re suited, booted, geared up and ready to run a joint plane and helicopter operation once BIH pull out when they lose money hand over fist flying twice the distance from Newquay – who knows…