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New operator to take over Penzance Helicopters service

A new operator will take over the operation of the Penzance Helicopters service to the Isles of Scilly this winter, replacing current operator Sloane Helicopters.

The helicopter service flies year-round between Penzance and the islands of Tresco and St Mary’s on the Isles of Scilly and has been operated by Sloane Helicopters since it was launched in March 2020.

The new operator – which will be announced shortly – will take over from November 2022. Sloane Helicopters is already working in close cooperation with the new operator to ensure a seamless transition for passengers and staff.

Penzance Helicopters flies to Tresco and St Mary’s six days a week throughout the year, offering a 15-minute flight to the islands from a purpose-built heliport on the outskirts of Penzance. Since it launched, the service has carried over 50,000 passengers between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly, increasing travel capacity, resilience and ease to the islands.

Jeremy Awenat, Managing Director of Sloane Helicopters, said: “We are proud to have been the launch operator of this new service for the visitors and residents of the Isles of Scilly.

“We look forward to working closely with the new operator to ensure a seamless transition for our passengers and staff, and we wish them continued success on this important service.”

The new operator will be announced shortly.

What if I’ve already booked tickets to travel after November?

These tickets will be valid with the new operator, and you can continue to book tickets as usual, including for November and December 2022. Sloane Helicopters and the new operator are already working closely to ensure a seamless transition.

Can I continue to book tickets?

You can continue to buy tickets as usual through our website or by telephone. Our schedule and ticket sales are currently available up to the end of December 2022. We anticipate releasing our 2023 schedule and sales in late summer 2022.