Cost Of Transporting Pets To Scilly Raising Concern

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A regular visitor to Scilly says she’s concerned over the cost of bringing dogs to the islands once the helicopter service ends in November.

Alison Gunn, who visits twice a year, wrote to Radio Scilly to complain about the dramatic increase in cost to get pets to the islands this winter, adding it could put some visitors off.

She says it currently costs £37 return to bring a small dog here on the helicopter, or £63 for a larger dog.

But she says Skybus charge £120 per animal and she thinks this will have an impact on those people who don’t want to travel on the Scillonian III.

Alison also thinks people travelling over winter will have no alternative other than to use Skybus.

She said the costs of transporting animals on Skybus have rocketed recently and it’s an added expense for a lot of people who love to bring their dogs with them.

We asked a representative of Skybus if they had plans to review their fares for transporting animals but they declined to comment.


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