Island Helicopters Restrictions Lifted

  Island Helicopters 10-seater AW169 aircraft has started it's scheduled service to the islands. 

Island Helicopters 10-seater AW169 aircraft has started it's scheduled service to the islands. 

Restrictions on the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group's (ISSG) new Island Helicopters service have been lifted allowing a full scheduled service to operate from today.

The new helicopter service has been operating a reduced chartered service since launching on 21st May while the Council of the Isles of Scilly carried out an environmental assessment.

With that assessment now complete, and following discussions with Natural England, the Council has given Island Helicopters the green light to fly a full scheduled operation.

Stuart Reid, Chief Operating Officer at the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, which operates Island Helicopters, said: “We’re delighted to have been given the green light by the Council and look forward to providing a full scheduled service from Land’s End Airport to the Isles of Scilly.

“We’ve had terrific feedback from customers about Island Helicopters so far and it’s great to see helicopters flying to the islands again after an absence of six years.”

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