Penzance Heliport Ltd have said they "remain committed" to a helicopter service from Penzance to Scilly after the the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company announced plans earlier today to operate a service from Land's End.
The full statement can be read below:
"Penzance Heliport Ltd remains committed to reinstating genuine choice and reliability to the Isles of Scilly transport system through a helicopter service from Penzance.
The near sea-level location of the Penzance Heliport site is the keystone to reinstating a reliable, weather-resilient helicopter service to the Isles of Scilly. Land’s End Airport – which suffers disruption on one in every four days each year – is the problem, not the solution.
Today’s announcement sadly signals no more than one company tightening its stranglehold further on these islands. It is a blatant attempt to retain a monopoly that is not working in the interests of these islands.
The public reaction to today’s announcement has shown that people want genuine choice and real resilience in the Isles of Scilly transport system. That has always been our vision, and today we reaffirm that commitment."
We'll have more on this story thought the day on tomorrow's Morning Show with Will from 7am.