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UPDATED: Land's End Airport closed again after reopening for the first time in 2013

By CMJacqui  |  Posted: February 11, 2013

Work at Land's End airport to upgrade the passenger terminal.

Work at Land's End airport to upgrade the passenger terminal.

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Land's End Airport was closed again this afternoon and flights were diverted back to Newquay after just three flights had taken off for the Isles of Scilly.

The Skybus flights to and from St Mary's returned to Land's End this morning after being diverted to Newquay Cornwall Airport due to a waterlogged runway since before Christmas.

But by this afternoon, arrangements were already being made to transfer the flights back to Newquay, from where the scheduled service has been running since December 18.

A spokeswoman for the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company said more rain had forced them to stop flying for fear of damaging the cliff-top runway further.

She said the company was making arrangements for passengers and a further announcement would be made later this afternoon.

Hundreds of passengers have seen their journeys disrupted by the weather-related problems - the first to force the closure of the airport for more than a week in its history.

Land's End Airport is currently undergoing a major refurbishment, with a new terminal building, control tower and passenger facilities under construction.

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  • kernewekonan  |  February 12 2013, 11:14PM

    it does make one think where the logic is when so much money is spent on almost everything other than the most important thing the runway no planes no passengers. Or maybe there is an ulterior motive.

  • Trewellard  |  February 11 2013, 4:10PM

    It would be good if the Skybus could place some updates on their website. I am travelling in a week and have no idea of arrangements to get to and from Newquay or what the flight times will be. Thousands spent on a plush new terminal building for an airport with no viable runway. Perhaps the investment cash could have been better spent in getting flights off the ground?

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