Time
Departing to
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Notes
15:40
Dublin International
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EI3931
Notes
Departed
15:50
Manchester
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BE356
Notes
Departed
16:35
London Southend
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BE6075
Notes
Departed
18:30
Alicante
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FR6591
Notes
Check-in open at desk 4,5. Delayed, estimated 19:05
18:40
London Heathrow
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BE2187
Notes
Check-in open at desk 1,2,3
Time
Arriving from
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Notes
16:10
London Southend
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BE6074
Notes
Landed
17:35
London Heathrow
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BE2186
Notes
Delayed, estimated 18:15
18:05
Alicante
Flight no.
FR6590
Notes
Delayed, estimated 18:40
21:55
London Heathrow
Flight no.
BE2188
Notes
On time

More Soaring Success at Cornwall Airport Newquay

Cornwall Airport Newquay has ended 2017 on a high having experienced its busiest ever December. The Airport handled 23,937 passengers during the last month of the year, a whopping 18% increase on the previous December.

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The year as a whole was very close to record breaking numbers, with both July and August figures coming in as the second busiest ever. Total numbers for the year have been recorded as 453,795, up 22% on 2016, a number which is likely to see the Airport named “Fastest Growing UK Airport” for the second year running.

Commenting on the year, Al Titterington, Managing Director at Cornwall Airport Newquay said:

“What’s really positive in the 2017 stats is the huge spike in the winter passenger numbers. Experiencing our busiest ever December shows that our hard work over recent years to break down the seasonality of the Airport is starting to pay off.”

With 2018 now underway, the Airport management are focussing on another busy year ahead which sees one new scheduled route added to the summer programme (Stuttgart with Eurowings) as well as a new charter operator (Super Break) offering services from Cornwall for the first time, with the first charter to Seville operating in March.

The Airport has also welcomed the recent announcement by London Heathrow that they will reduce airport charges for domestic travellers with effect from 1 January 2018. This further shows Heathrow’s commitment to regional connectivity and the support that they are going to give to routes that connect regional airports such as Newquay to the nations’ international hub airport.

Al Titterington added: “It is a long standing ambition of ours to get a connection between Cornwall Airport Newquay and London Heathrow. The support we get from Heathrow is key to us achieving this so we very much welcome this further positive move from them in this respect.”

Another interesting figure to be released by the Airport with regard to 2017 was the number of hire cars rented from the Airport over the year. Over 18,000 cars were hired which is a 16% increase on 2016. This statistic demonstrates how the whole of Cornwall is benefiting from the Airport’s growth, with passengers being more mobile and visiting more of the County, helping the economy as a whole to prosper. 

The Airport site now employees over 600 people directly, making it one of the larger employee sites in Cornwall. Aircraft Engineers, Pilots, Air traffic Controllers, Flight Training Instructors, Security Personnel and fire fighters are just a few of the skills employed on this diverse aviation site.