Penzance to Scilly helicopter service to restart with EU funding

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Year-round flights due to return in 2020 after injection of EU and private investment

The return of a beloved helicopter service between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly has come a step closer thanks to EU funding worth almost £2m.

After half a century of service, the last regular flight between the Cornish town and Scilly took place seven years ago. The operator blamed the stoppage on rising costs, falling passenger numbers and a land dispute over its the heliport site.

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