Land's End Airport
|Land's End Airport
Lands End/St Just Airport
|Skybus Norman Britten Islander at Land's End Airport|
|IATA: LEQ – ICAO: EGHC|
|Operator||Westward Airways (Lands End) Ltd|
|Serves||St Just in Penwith|
|Location||St Just, Cornwall|
|Elevation AMSL||401 ft / 122 m|
|Sources: UK AIP at NATS
Statistics from the UK Civil Aviation Authority
Land's End Airport (IATA: LEQ, ICAO: EGHC), situated near St Just, 5 NM (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) west of Penzance, in Cornwall, is the most south westerly airport of mainland Britain. The airport is managed by Westward Airways, and is home to Isles of Scilly Skybus and MSH Flight Training. The runways are laid out on grass with no tarmac.
Lands End (St Just) has a CAA Private Use Aerodrome Licence (Number P568) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction for daytime use only as authorised by the licensee Westward Airways (Lands End) Limited.
The inaugural scheduled flight to the Isles of Scilly was on 15 September 1937 when a Channel Air Ferries, eight–seater Dragon biplane left the airfield for the golf course on St Mary's. It was another two years before the St Mary's Airport opened. The fares were 20 shillings single, 35 return.
On 9 April 2013 a new £1m passenger terminal was officially opened. Work had begun in July 2012 and included new baggage handling and arrivals facilities and a new Air Traffic Control tower.
Airlines and destinations
|Isles of Scilly Skybus||St Mary's, Newquay|
MSH Flight Training run trial lessons, aircraft hire and pilot training (replacing the now-closed Land's End Flying School). Isles of Scilly Skybus provides scenic flights around south west Cornwall.
Land's End Airport fleet
- 1 x Cessna 172 (Reims Rocket)
- 3 x De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
- 1 x Britten-Norman BN2A-26 Islander
- 2 x Britten-Norman BN2B-26 Islander
- MSH Flight Training
- On 23 September 2006, a man, found to have been carrying large quantities of cash and illegal drugs, was arrested when stopped before boarding an aircraft.
- On 30 January 2009, a privately owned Diamond DA42 Twin Star aircraft bound for Essex crashed on take off. It ran off the runway and flipped upon hitting a hedge.
- Lands End/St Just - EGHC
- UK Airport Statistics: 2008 - annual
- CAA Aerodrome Licence
- "When golfers left their fairways to 'flying machines'". The Cornishman. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
- "New Terminal for Land's End", Airliner World, June 2013: p6
- British Broadcasting Corporation : 23 September 2006 : Arrest After Airport Drug Seizure
- British Broadcasting Corporation : 20 January 2009 : Plane Crashes In Take-off Attempt