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New helicopters WILL fly to Scilly

New helicopters WILL fly to Scilly

Published by Emma Carton at 2:47pm 19th May 2018. (Updated at 7:05pm 19th May 2018)

New helicopters will fly to Isles of Scilly on Monday

The company in charge of the new helicopter service to the Isles of Scilly has issued an update.

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The company in charge of the new helicopter service to the Isles of Scilly has confirmed they will fly on Monday.

On Friday, it was announced services would be suspended while the council carried out a 'Habitat Regulations Assessment'.

However, in an update issued on Saturday, Isles of Scilly Travel has confirmed Monday's flights will not be affected.

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The statement reads: "The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has confirmed that its brand new AW169 helicopter will fly between Land’s End and St Mary’s airports on Monday, 21st May.

"Anyone due to fly is asked to proceed with the travel arrangements they have made and present themselves at Land’s End and St Mary’s Airports as planned.

"Discussions with the relevant authorities will continue, but these will not affect the helicopter’s flights on Monday".

Steamship Company Chairman, Andrew May, added: “I would like to thank everyone on our first flights for their patience and understanding and I am sorry they were subjected to unnecessary uncertainty, which was for reasons that were outside our control. We very much look forward to welcoming them on Monday".

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