When the helicopter service to the Isles of Scilly ceased from Penzance Heliport
in Oct 2012, an alternate link was sought. In Feb 2017 Cornwall Council (the Planning Authority and operators of Newquay Cornwall Airport
) granted permission to Penzance Heliport Ltd to build a new heliport
adjacent to the original Eastern Green
site, at Jelbert Way but the decision has been challenged and a revised plan was submitted in Jan 2018. The site is near sea level and close to the main A30 trunk road and Penzance railway station.
It operates services to St Marys
initially with a pair of AW109SP
, in competition with the service announced by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company
which is planned to operate from Lands End
The AW109s were replaced during Sep 2020 with the AW139
, once export formalities had been overcome.