Driving To St Mary’s Airport To Be Restricted

St Mary's Airport

St Mary’s Airport

Motorists won’t be allowed to drive up to the drop off area at St Mary’s airport from this summer.

Only transport operators or official vehicles will be allowed direct access to the front of the terminal.

Airport management say that they are expecting an increase in the numbers of passengers because Tresco visitors will be transferring at St Mary’s following the end of direct helicopter flights to that island.

The change is designed to separate vehicles and pedestrians and follows advice from the Council’s airport consultants.

Airport manager Howard Cole told the recent Transport Committee that the plan is to create a single arrivals area instead of retaining the two arrival halls and pick up points.

Chair of the committee, Dudley Mumford, says the new arrangements would be, “health and safety driven.”

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