There are fears that Penzance could turn into ghost town following the news that the helicopter company which operates the Isles of Scilly air link is moving to Lands End to save money.
British International Helicopters (BIH) is set to switch to Lands End Airport from the end of March in a bid to save money on a route which has been losing money for years. By cutting the journey time by five minutes, the company says it will save fuel, which will allow more passengers on each flight. The Heliport, alongside the A30, will be sold.
There are fears, however, that by directing tourist traffic away from the town, local businesses could see a significant downturn in custom.
BIH, meanwhile, said it was too early to say whether the move would prompt any redundancies among its 86-strong workforce.