Following yesterday’s news regarding Flybe going into administration, Cornwall Airport Newquay are reassuring passengers that they are working hard to find alternative carriers to operate key routes and reinstate their strong network. Impressively, within just 24 hours of the news, the Airport has announced that they have secured an alternative carrier to operate the route between Edinburgh and Newquay. The service will be operated twice weekly from June 2020 with the Airport’s existing airline partner, Loganair.
The Airport have said that they are in discussions with a number of airlines regarding other key routes, and are confident that operators for services including Manchester and the important London PSO connection will be found. The Airport feel they are in a strong position, and will continue to 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 delighted that we have been able to secure Edinburgh so quickly and are confident that other routes will follow in the near future.'