New Scilly Isles Helicopter Service launches from Cornwall

Short breaks from just £698 per person in June with Prestige Holidays

The picture-perfect Isles of Scilly are now easier to reach, thanks to a new 20-minute helicopter service linking Land’s End in Cornwall with St Mary’s. The spectacular helicopter flight makes for an exhilarating start to any holiday and the service will operate year-round with up to eight flights daily excluding Sundays using a brand new 10-seater helicopter.

On a sunny day, the white beaches and transparent turquoise waters of this archipelago located just 28 miles off the Cornish coast can match the Caribbean. The southernmost part of the UK, the islands have a climate that is much warmer than the mainland, which makes them a firm favourite with British holidaymakers.

Prestige Holidays (, 01425 480600) has a three night break from £698 per person staying at the charming Atlantic Hotel on Town Beach less than five minutes from St Mary’s Harbour. The package includes: B&B accommodation, helicopter flights from Land’s End and on island transfers.