Land’s End Airport To Remain Closed

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The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company have announced that Land’s End airport is to remain closed.

Skybus will continue to operate flights to the Isles of Scilly via Newquay Cornwall airport up to and including Wednesday 16th January 2013, when the situation will be reviewed.

This follows heavy rain today at Land’s End airport, falling on already saturated ground and a forecast of more rain during the course of the next few days.

A spokesman for the company said: “On a number of occasions we have been on the cusp of being able to resume passenger flights from Land’s End only for more rain to fall. The situation is frustrating but during December we received almost 50% more rain than average so the ground remains very wet.

“We are continuing to explore longer term solutions to hardening the runway but for the next week have opted to fly via Newquay in order to give certainty to all our passengers. As soon as we can resume flying from Land’s End we will.”

They added that some Skybus aircraft may use Land’s End in the next few days for routine training and maintenance flights. These aircraft will not be carrying passengers.

Skybus apologised for the inconvenience and said all passengers are being notified.

Anyone planning to travel during this time can contact Skybus on 0845 710 5555.


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