Following the reopening of Cornwall Airport Newquay in early July, the Airport is reporting a successful restart to their operations. With flights to London Heathrow, Teesside, Leeds-Bradford, Faro and Alicante all resuming in July, the Airport has seen more than 7,000 passengers travelling through its doors in August.
The new London Heathrow service operated by British Airways has carried nearly 5,000 passengers since it began operations in late July; whilst Eastern Airways have increased both aircraft capacity and the frequency of flights due to high levels of demand since launching their new routes to Teesside and Leeds shortly after the airport’s reopening.
Pete Downes, Managing Director at Cornwall Airport Newquay commented: ‘We’re really pleased to see the number of passengers travelling through Cornwall Airport Newquay start to rise in August, as we see more and more customers feeling confident to travel by air with the extensive measures we have in place to keep them safe. The Airport has played a key role in bringing in tourists to Cornwall from across the UK, as well as providing services for Cornish residents wishing to travel outside of Cornwall for holidays or to see family and friends this summer.’
He continued: ‘We’re hoping to see a return of flights between Newquay and Dublin this October, operated by Aer Lingus, and we are still working hard to reinstate the important link to Manchester as soon as possible.’
Flights to London Heathrow, Teesside, Leeds-Bradford and Alicante are also set to continue throughout the coming winter, providing important links across the UK as well as some winter sun.
Looking to 2021, Scottish Airline Loganair have confirmed they will commence routes to Edinburgh, Newcastle, Glasgow and Aberdeen from Newquay in the spring. Originally due to commence in spring 2020, the Airport is delighted to be able to welcome Loganair back to the schedule for 2021. Also confirmed to return next summer is Channel Islands airline Blue Islands, with its popular route to Jersey.