Flights return to Land's End after water-hit runway dries
A Cornish airport that was closed after the grass runway became saturated following a week of heavy rainfall is set to re-open.
Flights from Land's End Airport to the Isles of Scilly will resume this morning after being diverted to Newquay for more than a week.
The airport, which closed last Saturday, had been due to re-open on Thursday but it was deemed the runway had not dried out sufficiently.
Skybus became the sole airline to serve Scilly when British International withdrew a helicopter service at the end of October.
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A spokesman said: "Skybus apologises for any inconvenience and all passengers are being notified"
Stuart Brint, the airport's operations manager, said: "Of everyone who was booked from Land's End, 95% of people have flown."
Islanders renewed calls for the installation of a hard runway to avoid further disruption and asked for government assistance to improve transport links.
Services have been heavily disrupted in recent weeks due to unprecedented rainfall levels.