Land’s End Airport Closure Continues

lands end airportThe closure of Land’s End airport will stretch into a fifth week following an announcement yesterday by Skybus.

They say there won’t be any flights operating from the grass runaway until at least January 21st. The airfield remains waterlogged and more heavy rain is expected.

At the start of the month, Steamship Company management said that rumours that the company had decided to close the airfield until February were completely untrue.

A spokesman said they were inspecting the runway regularly.

Skybus will continue to operate flights to Scilly via Newquay Airport up to and including Monday 21st January when the situation will be reviewed.

The company says they need a longer period of reasonable weather to allow the airfield to dry out. They have also taken delivery of plastic matting to reinforce the grass surface of the runway and will continue to install this over the next few days, in addition to work already completed on the taxiways.

The Steamship Company say they are working with the Council of the Isles of Scilly, which has secured Government funding to help work up plans for a hardened runway at Land’s End.

The Council say they are committed to securing grant funding to help the Steamship Company pay for an upgrade to the runway.

 



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