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Skybus Isles of Scilly flights return to Land's End

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Image caption Skybus planes fly to the islands six days a week in good weather

Flights between the Isles of Scilly and Land's End have resumed after they were redirected to Newquay Airport because of a waterlogged runway.

The Isles of Scilly Steam Ship Company's Skybus service had been flying from Newquay since last week.

Managers said flights were moved because of "exceptional weather conditions", including heavy rain.

It added that most passengers had been able to catch the redirected flights.

Flights were suspended on 30 November because of the waterlogged runway.

The islands, which have a population of 2,200, have flights six days a week in good weather. A passenger ferry, the Scillonian, only runs in the summer.

British International Helicopters stopped its year-round service on 31 October after running into financial problems.

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