Update 15 November 2021: We can confirm that the decision was taken on the reintroduction of the PSO route between Newquay and London last week and we are now working with Cornwall Council, the Department for Transport and Eastern Airways (as the selected airline) on the final details and expect to make an official announcement regarding the schedule and sale of seats next week.
With the British Airways and easyJet routes to London having finished their summer seasonal schedules for S21 we are, understandably, receiving a large number of enquiries regarding the reinstatement of a year-round Newquay-London service.
In the past the year-round service to London from Newquay was operated by Flybe under a Public Service Obligation (PSO) agreement. The purpose of securing the service in this way is to secure the slots at the London airport and to ensure that the service provision operates regularly throughout the year, in recognition of the importance of this connection for Cornwall.
Cornwall Council are currently in the final stages of a tender process to award a contract to a new airline under a PSO agreement. It is currently anticipated that this award will be made by early November and a new service launched shortly afterwards.
This award will secure a year-round multi-day service to London for the next four years.
We understand that many passengers and businesses depend upon this route and we would like to assure them that we, along with Cornwall Council and the DfT, are doing our upmost to ensure that a service is in place as soon as is possible.
Thank you for your patience. We will announce further details as soon as we have them.