The 15-minute flight between Land’s End and St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, has been revealed as the UK’s busiest flight route for April 2021.
The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company’s Skybus flight overtook major airports and international airlines to head the list of the top 10 routes from UK airports, according to global travel data provider OAG.
With 363 flights during April, Skybus flew more than 3,100 passengers and beat the second busiest route – Alderney to Guernsey – by more than 100 flights.
Chris Pearson, manager of Land’s End Airport, said: “In April 2019 we were ranked 31 on the list of busiest routes in the UK and now we’re number one – making us busier than London Heathrow to New York JFK.
“Aviation may be going through a difficult time, but we are busier than ever and gearing up for a bumper summer. Land’s End to St Mary’s is our most popular route, which is no surprise given how scenic it is.
“We are extremely proud of our service and would like to take this opportunity to thank the thousands of passengers who flew with us in April.”
The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company has run Skybus for more than 35 years, with flights from Land’s End, Newquay and Exeter airports.
As well as the scheduled Skybus flights, the route also carried a further 12 passengers on five NHS ambulance charter flights, 21.2 tonnes of mail and 7.5 tonnes of freight.