Take a brand new helicopter service to those islands of the coast of Cornwall

A brand new helicopter service will give travellers a brand new strategy to get to a lovely assortment of islands off the coast of England.

Herd of Shetland Ponies that reside on island of Bryher, which is a part of the Scilly Isles, Cornwall, England. Image by Verity E. Milligan/Getty Images

The Isles of Scilly are a group of about 140 small islands situated 28 miles southwest of Land’s End, Cornwall. The islands are normally reached by a seasonal passenger ferry from Penzance, or onboard small plane flights from Land’s End, Newquay and Exeter Airports. Together, planes and ferries took about 214,000 passengers to the islands final yr, however beginning this yr, travellers can soar on a brand new helicopter flight that may function year-round.

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s new Island Helicopters service will launch in May of this yr. The 15-minute flights will go away from Land’s End Airport with fares ranging from £215 (US$315) for a return ticket. The islands had been beforehand served by helicopter, however that led to 2012.

Cromwells Castle on the Isle of Tresco. Image by Peter Groenendijk/Getty Images

Andrew May, chairman of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, mentioned in an announcement that the service provides “visitors and islanders more choice over how they travel and makes the transport network more resilient, which is exactly what our customers say they want.”

It could also be an possibility that intrigues potential travellers searching for an island trip with out straying too removed from the English mainland. While they’re situated solely miles away from shore, the Isles of Scilly boast a micro-climate, turquoise waters and white seashores. Tickets will go on sale in April, however passengers can register their curiosity now on the web site, or by calling the Isles of Scilly Travel Centre at  (44) 1736 334240.

Learn extra about exploring the totally different Isles of Scilly right here.

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