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Wintry weather means that airport has to remain closed

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: February 06, 2014

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FORCED to close for 56 days last winter because of water-logged runways, Land's End Airport is in the middle of another long period when passengers are having to take alternative flights to and from Newquay.

Skybus's latest announcement about services from the St Just airport says: "Following further heavy rain and the forecast of more to come over the following week, Land's End Airport will remain closed for passenger flights up to and including Saturday, February 8.

"All flights will operate between Newquay Cornwall Airport and the Isles of Scilly during this period."

The airport has suffered several long spells when the runways have been unusable this winter, and passengers will hope that work to put a hard surface on two of the four grass landing strips will finally go ahead as planned.

The work has been delayed several times from the original start date of last September.

Two weeks ago, the Isles of Scilly Steamship company, which owns the airport and last year spent £1 million on a new terminal building and added a fourth 19-seater Twin Otter aircraft to its Skybus fleet, said that surfacing work was scheduled to start on March 10, with the airport due to reopen on March 24.

If you are due to travel from Land's End, call 0845 7105555.

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