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Scilly Helicopter in Permanent Move

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8:01am 5th February 2012

British International confirms helicopter flights to the Isles of Scilly will run out of Newquay "for the foreseeable future".

The route is switching from its current home in Penzance at the end of October.

Bosses were hoping relocating the heliport would be temporary while they searched for a new base in West Cornwall.

Al Titterington is Managing Director at Newquay: "We hope that they are here for the permanent future. They are an important part of our future, both on the maintenance and navy contract side but also on the passengers, so we believe we have a very good offer from British International passengers.

"We're in continuous dialogue with them in terms of how to make that transition from Penzance as seamless as possible for those passengers utilising that services out to the Isles of Scilly and maintaining that operation is absolutely vital to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly itself".

Tony Jones is Managing Director of British International Helicopters. In a statement he said: "In recent months, British International Helicopters has invested significant time and resource into securing the passenger route to the Isles of Scilly for the 2012 season. Last week we were very pleased to announce that an agreement in principle had been made with Sainsbury's allowing us to continue flying from the existing Penzance heliport until October 2012. We will then relocate to Newquay where we will remain for the foreseeable future.  

"While the passenger service has been our recent priority it is, however, just one aspect of our business. We now need to focus on the other key elements of the business, offshore oil and gas exploration support and military contracts, because it is critical that all elements of our business trade well in order to remain commercially viable. In the next three months, the management team will be focusing on military contracts and marketing other elements of our business with a view to generating other revenue streams, ideally from oil operations".

8:01am 5th February 2012

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