Penzance to Scilly helicopter service to re-start with EU funding
Year-round flights due to return in 2020 after injection of EU and private investment
A beloved helicopter service from Penzance on the Cornish mainland to the Isles of Scilly has come a step closer to restoration thanks to EU funding worth almost £2m.
The last regular flight between Penzance and Scilly took place seven years ago after half a century of service, with the operator blaming the stoppage on rising costs, falling passenger numbers and a land dispute over its the heliport site.
Source: Guardian Transport