The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group is pleased to announce Delwin Thompson as the new operator of the St Mary’s Airport shuttle service from tomorrow (Thursday, December 1st 2022).

The new service will be called Island Transfers and will see the introduction of four new minibuses – one of which is electric – with plans for an all-electric minibus service in the future.

Island Transfers was appointed following a short tendering process, after Paulger’s Passenger Transport Ltd announced it was to cease operating.

Stuart Reid, Chief Executive of the Steamship Group, said: “The St Mary’s Airport shuttle service is an integral part of the transport network for both Skybus and Scillonian III passengers, so this is fantastic news for the tens of thousands of passengers who rely on it each year.

“Our focus is to deliver an exceptional customer experience for our passengers and we are excited to be working with Delwin who shares this commitment.

“Our company was formed more than 100 years ago by islanders, therefore it is vital that the ethos of maintaining the lifeline service in the most environmentally supportive way possible is continued.

“We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank Luke Paulger and his team for the many years of dedicated service they have provided and wish them well for the future.”

Bookings are being taken from today by calling 01720 422126.