Jeff Marston, Chief Executive of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company said: “Our new Twin Otter’s journey from Canada took a little longer than anticipated, but 10 days and 4,500 miles later we are delighted to have it arrive safely at Land’s End, and the extreme weather conditions it has been through without incident is a testament to the robustness of the aircraft. We are now keen to get the Otter into service, and all being well it will carry its first passengers to the Isles of Scilly on Wednesday.
The availability of this new aircraft significantly improves our capacity particularly form Land’s End. We have recruited 8 additional twin otter pilots and hope to complete their training programme before the end of this month.
”With the new £1m terminal now open at Land’s End Airport, the new Twin Otter now here, and Scillonian III back in service after having £2m worth of refurbishments carried out over the winter, we are looking forward to a busy summer season continuing to provide the vital transport link between the Isles of Scilly and the mainland.”