Helicopters Not Flying For Two Weeks In October

Passengers will get a taste of life without the helicopters for almost two weeks in October.

There’ll be no service as they’re renting out their helicopter on a military contract.

BIH say they have a long-standing commitment in Plymouth between October 2nd and 15th.

As the sister aircraft is undergoing repairs, this will mean that the passenger service will be suspended. Anyone with a booking will be offered alternative arrangements.

The service will resume as normal on 16th October.

Skybus say they will cope, but few tourism businesses were aware of the situation last night.

Joan Shiles of St Mary’s Hall Hotel said that’s still the shoulder period and it is “unforgiveable.”


5 Responses to Helicopters Not Flying For Two Weeks In October

  1. Stuart August 22, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Nice of BIH to let their staff and customers who had booked flights during that period know via Radio Scilly.
    What’s the betting the won’t bother coming back for the last two weeks

  2. lynn August 22, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Loyality club card holders should demand a refund. What a farce,an absolute disgrace.

  3. Linda August 22, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Unforgivable. Not often I am lost for readable words.

  4. JayPaul August 22, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I have to say I wholly agree, it would seem that BIH have given up the ghost, they’re finishing their service so what difference does it make to them if they give their helicopter out to the MOD. They’re getting paid for it, so they’re not making any losses.

    With regards to anything due to the council financially…I’d hurry up!!

  5. Gordon Bilsborough August 22, 2012 at 10:19 am

    It seems that some of BIH’s recent statements on its services to the Islands are as reliable as their machines which tend to “go technical.”
    This latest news finally shows where we stand in the list of BIH priorities.
    Gordon Bilsborough