Cornwall Airport Newquay is a vital part of Cornwall's transport infrastructure, providing connectivity to and from Cornwall and is as essential as road and rail. The Airport makes a significant economic contribution to the Cornish economy in terms of its Gross Value Added (GVA) output, but also as a key site of employment providing many skilled jobs and therefore Cornwall Council is committed to its sustainable development. In the wider context of the aviation sector, NQY supports one of the largest aerospace clusters in Europe with a number of global businesses operating from the Airport.
The Cornwall Airport Newquay Masterplan, which was approved and adopted by Cornwall Council in June 2009, has been reviewed to consider the changes in the aviation environment in recent years. The recent global economic recession, including the worst downturn in aviation in the last three decades, had a significant impact on the projections and plans contained within the 2009 Masterplan. The updated Masterplan reflects these changes and outlines how the Airport can develop and grow over the next 15 years, and how it can be more commercially and environmentally self-sustaining.
The Masterplan explores the options available for the Airport to provide high quality facilities, including the potential of a new passenger terminal site and a business environment to meet modern aviation needs.
The Masterplan also identifies how the Airport can continue to help Cornwall’s economy grow, through the connectivity of existing air services and the growth of new services, whilst continuing the development of the site for aerospace businesses and other Airport related business activities. The Aerohub Enterprise Zone (EZ), established in 2012, is the only aerospace focused EZ and is a key consideration in the Masterplan.
All materials are also available online on the Cornwall Council’s website here.
Download the full updated Cornwall Airport Masterplan 2015-2030 below:
- Cornwall-Airport-Newquay-Masterplan-2015-2030 (pdf) Download