Flights From Land’s End To Resume Following Weeks Of Disruption

Land's End Airport

Land’s End Airport

Flights to Scilly are set to resume from Land’s End Airport tomorrow following weeks of disruption to travellers.

The grass runways at the airport have been closed since the end of December with passengers being rerouted to Newquay, in a repeat of the problems caused by heavy rain last year.

And while plans are in place to provide a hard surface at Land’s End, the EU-funding for the work is on hold following a referral to the European Commission over state aid.

New Chief Executive Rob Goldsmith said the timing of the runway improvement works would depend on approval of that funding.

They’re planning to avoid disruption during the busiest part of the season, but complete the work before next winter.

The problems caused for travellers by the Land’s End closure, particularly medical patients travelling to hospitals on the mainland, have been discussed by the Council and were last week presented as evidence at the Commons Transport Select Committee into passenger transport to isolated communities.



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