Following yesterday’s news regarding Flybe going into administration, we want to reassure passengers that we are working extremely hard to find alternative carriers to operate our key routes and reinstate our strong network. We are delighted to announce that within just 24 hours, we have secured an alternative carrier for our Edinburgh route. The service will be operated twice weekly from June 2020 with our existing airline partner, Loganair.
We are in discussions with a number of airlines regarding other key routes, and are confident that we can find an operator for services including Manchester and our important London PSO connection. We feel that we are in a strong position, and that we will continue provide important connectivity for Cornwall.
Richard Thomasson, Interim Airport Director, commented: ‘We were deeply saddened at the loss of Flybe for both their staff and passengers. On Wednesday night our priority was to alleviate the stress for those involved, and we taxied stranded Flybe crew members back to their homes in Exeter and Birmingham.’
He continued ‘Moving forwards, we now need to ensure we can continue to serve Cornwall and we are working hard to restore our route network with other airline operators, including our vital PSO service to London. We’re extremely pleased that we have been able to secure Edinburgh so quickly and are confident that other routes will follow in the near future.’