Skybus Says They’ll ‘Pull Out The Stops’ Following Weather Disruption

skybus twin ottersSkybus says they will double the number of flights today and “pull out the stops” to move as many people as possible, following the disruption caused by both fog and strong winds.

On an average May weekday, there would be 21 flights. Today, there expect to operate 41, although strong winds have meant no flights had departed Newquay by 10am this morning.

The Steamship Company says that 92% of the 1,416 people who had intended to leave Scilly over the last two days have manage to depart using their air or sea services.

230 passengers were due to fly from St Mary’s yesterday but were unable to leave.

There company says that all stranded travellers have been offered ring-fenced bookings on today’s boat so “it doesn’t look like compensation is applicable.” Some have chosen to rebook for flights on Thursday.

However, this morning’s departure of the Scillonian III has been delayed until 12pm because of heavy seas. They expect to make a fast turn around and depart St Mary’s at the usual time of 4.30pm.



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