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3:26pm 10th July 2013

A hard runway at Land's End Airport has moved a step closer.

Six and a half million pounds of European money is being earmarked to build it, and upgrade the terminal on St Mary's.

Hundreds of flights to the islands had to be cancelled this winter, when heavy rain left the airfield waterlogged.

Manager Chris Pearson said investment is vital: "We are a key airport really now to the Isles of Scilly. We need to encourage people to come here and to come back regularly, to keep the tourist industry on the Isles of Scilly a strong one, and we are very keen to maintain that.

Robert Dorian-Smith, the owner of Tresco, said: "Skybus have had a lot of challenges to address since the helicopters stopped. The Steamship company and Skybus are now our only provider. Tourism is hugely important to Scilly and we are competing with places all over the world who have invested in their tourism infrastructure and facilities."

A one million pound upgrade of the terminal at Land's End airport was unveiled earlier this year.

The Isles of Scilly Steamship company runs year-round Skybus flights out of Land's End to St Mary's on the Isles of Scilly.

3:26pm 10th July 2013

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