Cornwall Airport Newquay has said that Skybus flights to the Isles of Scilly will be reintroduced in this spring season.
Flights from Newquay have been on hold recently owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting UK lockdowns.
Stuart Reid, Chief Executive of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group which operates Skybus fixed-wing flight services, said: ‘We are excited to be reintroducing Skybus flights for our popular Newquay route. The service will add choice for passengers wishing to visit the Isles of Scilly in addition to our existing services from Land’s End Airport and Exeter Airport.’
Isles of Scilly Travel is resuming its Skybus services from Newquay on May 1, with scheduled flights available to book until October 23. Bookings are now open for Newquay routes at www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk.
Pete Downes, Managing Director at Cornwall Airport Newquay, added: ‘We’re delighted that Skybus are able to start reintroducing services between Newquay and the Isles of Scilly as we follow the roadmap to recovery. We recognise how important these lifeline services are for the islands’ population, as well as for connecting leisure passengers from across the UK when tourism is able to restart. We have made significant progress in rebuilding our network, and I’m delighted that Isles of Scilly residents will be able to share the benefits of this.’
Geoff Brown, Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for transport remarked: ‘The return of the Skybus service will boost connectivity for the islands’ residents and, as we move towards the lifting of restrictions, support the local economy as visitors once again return to enjoy all the Isles of Scilly has to offer.’