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Airline Profile: Skybus (UK)

Skybus (UK) (Isles of Scilly) de Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter G-CEWM (msn 656) LEQ (Wingnut). Image: 956604.

Skybus flights operate from Exeter, Newquay and Land’s End Airports and takes as little as 15 minutes to reach Scilly. There are stunning aerial views of the Cornish coastline whichever route you take, and when the islands come into view you’ll have a unique opportunity to see the Isles of Scilly from the air as you come in to land at St Mary’s Airport.

Flights leave year-round from Land’s End Airport (15 minutes). Cornwall Airport Newquay (30 minutes), and Exeter Airport (60 minutes) operating six days a week between March and October.

Skybus services from Exeter and Newquay connect with flights to London Heathrow and Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow and more, as well as GWR rail services to local stations.

Isles of Scilly Travel’s dedicated Land’s End Airport is small and friendly with no long waits and helpful staff on hand to help you check in just one hour before your flight.

Enjoy a coffee and admire the sea views from full length windows looking out over the coast, with no need to worry about rushing or queuing in a busy terminal.


When you walk out to board your plane, you’ll be greeted personally by your pilot before enjoying a truly memorable flight.

The airline describes its history:

Skybus has been the Isles of Scilly’s own airline for more than 30 years. Having started with charter flights in 1984, we now provide a year-round, scheduled service to the islands from three airports; Land’s End, Newquay and Exeter. We have eight aircraft and, at busy times, operate more than 60 flights each day.

Top Copyright Photo: Skybus (UK) (Isles of Scilly Skybus) de Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter G-CEWM (msn 656) LEQ (Wingnut). Image: 956604.

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Skybus (UK) celebrates 50,000 passengers

Skybus (UK) (Isles of Scilly Skybus) (Penzance and Land’s End) on July 20 celebrated its 50,000th passenger flown between Bristol and St. Mary’s (Scilly Isles). The company has been operating since 1984 and currently flies three Britten-Norman BN-2 Islanders and three de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters.

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