Much-needed resurfacing work will take place on two of the four grass runways at Land’s End Airport following reports of a landmark rise in pre-tax profits.
The runways at the airport, which provide an air link to the Isles of Scilly, were often closed in winter after they became waterlogged during bouts of poor weather.
Operator, The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, reported strong financial results after a year of record investment, which included a £2million upgrade of its Scillonian passenger ship and a £1million upgrade of its Land’s End terminal.
Andrew May, chairman of the company, said he expected work, which would see the runways covered with tar macadam, to take place at the end of the calendar year.
He said: "Our strong cash position means we will continue to invest in strengthening the route, including plans to resurface two of the four grass runways at Land's End Airport this calendar year."