Tickets for the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s new Island Helicopters service are now on sale,
Return flights from Land’s End Airport to the Isles of Scilly will start on May 21st.
Island Helicopters will offer a year-round service flying to Scilly up to eight times a day, six days a week. Fares start from £215 return and flights from Land’s End Airport to the Isles of Scilly will take approximately 20 minutes.
The Steamship Group announced its new helicopter service in February, and has since seen more than 4,500 people register an interest in using Island Helicopters to travel to and from the islands.
Island Helicopters will be operated by Gloucester-based Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) in partnership with the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group. It will use a new 10-seater AW169 aircraft, which the Steamship Group describes as "one of the most advanced helicopters in the world".
There will also be a new park and ride service to chauffeur passengers from Penzance train station or from their accommodation to and from Land’s End Airport. Alternatively, passengers are able to park at the airport.
Sharon Sandercock, Marketing Manager at the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, said: “We’re excited that tickets for the Island Helicopters service are now on sale, and that we can offer both visitors and islanders more choice about how they travel to the Isles of Scilly.
“We saw a huge number of people register their interest in using the service since announcing it in February, and there has been demand from thousands of people who have missed the helicopter since it stopped in 2012. Now with our partnership with SAS, we are proud to offer the service they have been waiting for.”
To book a flight with Island Helicopters, visit www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk or call 01736 334220.