Extra Flights Could Benefit Scilly

Newquay Cornwall airportVisitors to Scilly from South Yorkshire, the North Midlands and North East Scotland might find the journey to and from the islands easier next summer.

Flybe has announced it is starting seasonal services to Newquay from Doncaster and Aberdeen Airports.

There’ll be a two-hour flight to Scotland on Saturdays from 28th May to 3rd September.

Doncaster services will be in the air three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Al Titterington, Managing Director of Newquay Airport, says, “it is great news for the airport and Cornwall as a whole.”

And Scilly’s airline, Skybus, has added an extra service from today. An additional flight will depart Land’s End Airport at 1.25pm and leave the islands at 1.50pm.

Skybus says that it will “offer even more flexibility and improved services to islanders and their visitors over the winter period.”



2 Responses to Extra Flights Could Benefit Scilly

  1. M Skarin November 12, 2015 at 8:50 am

    If Skybus want to make sure they maximise the potential profits of the extra flights they should be organising flights from Newquay that depart soon after the incoming Flybe flights arrive and arrive at Newquay just before the Flybe flights depart. Not much point organising extra flights out of Lands End when Flybe are bringing extra passengers into Newquay. Extra direct flights from Newquay to the Scillies timed as described above will help improve Skybus profits and increase tourist numbers into the islands.

  2. Lesley wilkinson November 11, 2015 at 11:18 am

    This would be brilliant,we used to be able to fly from Leeds/Bradford often they had some good deals,It’s success will depend on the cost…The islands are in danger of pricing themselves out of reach for the average visitor,this comes from an islander living in West Yorkshire who would love to visit more regularly.