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passengers boarding Skybus at Land’s End Airport
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UK’s busiest flight route revealed as Land’s End to Scilly

The 15-minute flight between Land’s End and St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, has been revealed as the UK’s busiest flight route for April 2021. The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company’s Skybus flight overtook major airports and international airlines to head the list of the top 10 routes from UK airports, according to global travel data…

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Isles of Scilly Travel - Flexible booking
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Flexible travel to Scilly

Visitors to the Isles of Scilly can enjoy a more flexible option for booking travel to the islands thanks to a new flexi ticket being launched this week. Isles of Scilly Travel is offering passengers the opportunity to upgrade to a Flexi Ticket when booking their flights or ferry sailings to Scilly which will enable…

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International Women’s Day – 8th March 2021

International Women’s Day – 8th March 2021 #DiversityinMaritime Today is International Women’s Day, and a time when we celebrate women’s achievement, as well as focusing on the need to make our world more gender-equal. At the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, we are proud to have a strong female workforce and to champion women working…

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Skybus Flights Newquay to Isles of Scilly
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Skybus flights from Newquay resume

Skybus flights to the Isles of Scilly from Cornwall Airport Newquay are being reintroduced this spring. Isles of Scilly Travel is resuming its Skybus services from Newquay on May 1st, with scheduled flights available to book until October 23rd. Flights from Newquay have been on hold in recent months owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and…

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Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust clean-up

The last week of January saw the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust successfully embarking on an exciting new partnership with Keep Britain Tidy’s Ocean Recovery Project. The aim? To recycle all the rigid plastic gathered, from Scilly’s coastline, during Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust facilitated beachcleans. The first batch of plastics, totalling a huge 1100kg…

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Scillonian purser retires to shore after four decades at sea

Scillonian purser retires to shore after four decades at sea The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s popular purser Marcia Still is leaving the iconic Scillonian III passenger ferry 41 years after she first began working onboard the ship. Marcia initially joined the ship as a stewardess in 1980 making daily, sometimes twice-daily, crossings from Penzance…

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Commercial drone service takes off for Isles of Scilly

A pioneering drone delivery flight has paved the way for a new lifeline connection with the idyllic yet remote Isles of Scilly and opened up the prospect of drone operations between airports across the UK. Today’s successful return flight from Land’s End Airport in West Cornwall to St Mary’s Airport on the Isles of Scilly…

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Steamship Company bringing Christmas to Scilly

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company is gearing up to bring Christmas to Scilly as staff prepare to manage over 1,000 passengers, tonnes of freight and thousands of items of mail over the festive period. Located 28 miles South West of Cornwall, the only way for passengers to reach the islands this Christmas is with…

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Isles of Scilly Steamship Company trial a freight consolidation system

Yesterday, saw the start of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company trialling a new freight consolidation system as part of their vessel replacement project. The FlexMax system is an aluminium alloy collar which is placed on either side of a delivered pallet and secured using built-in retractable ratchet straps. Once the collar is secured it…

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Steamship Company shares start trading online this week

Anyone wanting to buy into one of the UK’s longest-established transport companies has the opportunity from this week when the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company starts trading its shares online. The Steamship Company has provided passenger and freight services to the remote Isles of Scilly community 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall for 100…

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Community fund

Glass shelter for Scilly

At the end of 2019, we launched our ninth round of the Community Fund – the project first launched in 2016; we’ve supported many worthy projects in that time totaling close to £85,000. One of the projects from round 9 that we supported with funding of £2,500 and the carriage of freight from the mainland;…

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Steamship Company admitted to Asset Match trading platform

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company has been admitted to the electronic trading platform Asset Match, which allows investors to buy and sell shares in the company. Asset Match provides a market platform for existing Isles of Scilly Steamship Company shareholders to partially or fully realise the value of their share capital, and also facilitates…

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