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Penzance to Tresco Helicopter


A new Isles of Scilly helicopter service will soon reinstate direct flights to Tresco from Penzance.

The Isles of Scilly helicopter from Penzance Heliport will reinstate helicopter flights to Tresco and St Mary’s on the Isles of Scilly – the only service providing direct flights to Tresco Island.

Fly to Tresco or St Mary’s aboard the state-of-the-art AW139 helicopter, with up to 17 return flights per day throughout the year, including a limited Sunday service.

The new, purpose-built Penzance Heliport will be located close to the previous heliport site, with excellent road access straight off the A30 and an electric shuttle bus link with Penzance Rail Station just one mile away. The near sea level location of the heliport will deliver superior weather resilience for helicopter flights to the Isles of Scilly.

The heliport will be built during 2019 after the project was given unanimous backing by Cornwall Council in its planning decision in August 2018.

Penzance Heliport will provide a convenient, accessible and weather resilient base for helicopter flights to the Isles of Scilly, as the site did for nearly 50 years previously. The new service will enhance passenger choice, capacity and resilience in transport to the Isles of Scilly.

The twin engine, two pilot AW139 helicopter will seat up to 15 passengers with a 20kg per passenger anticipated luggage allowance. The helicopter will make the journey from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly in just 15 minutes.

The AW139 is renowned for safety and performance and features the latest navigational technology to further improve resilience.

The helicopter will be operated by Sloane Helicopters – one of the most accomplished helicopter operators in Europe, with nearly 50 years’ experience. As well as strong Cornish connections, Sloane is trusted by high-profile clients including air ambulance charities and the Ministry of Defence.

It is anticipated a standard adult return ticket will cost around £230 per person. Tickets are expected to go on sale in 2019.

To be the first to hear updates on the project, subscribe to email updates from Penzance Heliport.

You can find out more about the project at the Penzance Heliport website or Facebook page.

If you are coming to Tresco in 2019, you can currently fly from Land's End, Newquay and Exeter or sail from Penzance with Isles of Scilly Travel. Find out more about Travelling to Tresco.

Supported by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in Rural Areas

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