The Airport on St. Mary's is operated by the Council of the Isles of Scilly and in the past has been operated by the Department of Transport, British European Airways (BEA), Robert Maxwell (British International Helicopters).
St Mary's Airport provides a lifeline airlink between the mainland and the Isles of Scilly. It plays a lead role in transporting visitors, locals and key workers to and from the Islands.
All terminal facilities are at ground level and ramps provide easy access to all public areas, including wheelchair accessible toilet. Wheelchairs are available on request as is any assistance that may be required both in the airside and non airside environment.
The airport has a superb buffet facility with panoramic views across the harbour and the Islands. It is open year round, whilst the airport is operational, and is available for use by the travelling and general public as well as private pilots.
The airport also acts as a base for emergency services, for example Culdrose Naval SAR Helicopters or the Air Ambulance.
The Airport is designated the 10th busiest regional airport in the UK. The airport also transports large amount of freight, for example for the flower industry. In 2013 we handled a total of 9,991 scheduled aircraft movements resulting in 89,172 passengers passing through our terminal.
Currently there is one airline operating from St Mary's Airport: Skybus fixed wing air service (contacted through the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group) flying from Lands End, Newquay, and Exeter.
St. Mary's Airport is also the administration centre for the islands Fire and Rescue Service.