Consultants Parsons Brinkerhoff report titled “Isles of Scilly - Airport Improvement Project Options Analysis for St Mary’s Airport” underpins the £4.6 million package of improvements being sought for St Mary’s Airport. The report also identifies options for dealing with the losses being incurred by the airport which are estimated to be £145,000 by the end of the current financial year given year on year reductions in passengers travelling to St Mary’s by air.
The introduction to the 230 page report provides a convincing explanation of the relationship between transport costs, transport reliability and the performance of the tourism based economy. The report was written (July 2012) before the closure of the BIH helicopter service was announced.
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You can view the Scilly Today news item about a controversial departure tax option here.