Covid-19 Update: Whilst it is no longer mandatory to wear a face covering within the airport terminal, we would encourage those that are able and willing to continue to do so. Some airlines may still require masks to be worn whilst onboard your flight so please do check with your airline before travel. Find out what we’re doing to keep you safe here.

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Accessibility for all passengers

At Cornwall Airport Newquay we offer assistance to passengers with reduced mobility or hidden disabilities to ensure smooth and easy travel through the Airport, including embarking and disembarking the aircraft.

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We have an ongoing commitment to passengers requiring special assistance and our staff are trained in:

  • Assisting Passengers with Restricted Mobility
  • Dementia and Alzheimer's Awareness
  • Autism Awareness
  • Down Syndrome Awareness
  • Hearing and Sight Loss Awareness 
  • Anxiety Awareness
  • Makaton

We want all customers to feel confident and reassured their needs will be met by our dedicated customer-focussed team here at Cornwall Airport Newquay.

It’s important we are meeting the needs of all of our customers holistically and equally, and we know you want it in a ‘no fuss’ way. We are always open to feedback and suggestions on how we can improve our customer’s experience and have created a survey for your feedback. We look forward to hearing from you. To access the survey online click here.

We also work with local charities and organisations to continue the improvement of our service to all passengers; you can read more about this here.

Please inform your travel agent or airline of any special assistance requirements when booking. Note some airlines are restricted on the number of passengers with reduced mobility who can be accepted per flight therefore it is strongly recommended assistance is pre-booked.

If you would like any further information about the services we provide, please contact a member of our passenger services team on 01637 860600 or by email at [email protected].

Assistance for passengers with reduced mobility:

  • ​Free use of airport wheelchairs throughout terminal building and car parks.
  • If your electric mobility aid is damaged in transit a replacement manual wheelchair can be provided as substitute.
  • Ability to retain your own wheelchairs and other walking aids up until boarding.
  • Designated waiting area in the departure lounge.

Assistance for passengers with hidden disabilities:

  • Quiet area available on request
  • Provision of special assistance lanyards and wristbands for those with hidden disabilities such as Autism and Dementia. These are available on request and will discreetly signal to airport staff that the passenger may require some extra assistance or comfort. Look for our trained staff members with corresponding yellow badges.
  • An induction loop system is fitted at the check-in desks, Airport information desk, boarding gates, immigration booths and cafes. We also have portable loops should you require one in another part of the terminal, just ask one of our team.
  • Ear defenders for adults and children are available on request.
  • We have authorisation to carry assistance dogs on all our routes.

All passengers requiring assistance:

  • Call points to advise us of your arrival at the airport (These are situated at the payment machines in the East and West Car Parks and within the Coastline Travel parking and bus stop zone).
  • Provision of disabled parking bays in the car parks in close proximity to the terminal building. 
  • If you require you Blue Badge whilst you are away, please contact the information desk on arrival to obtain an accessible parking pass to display in your car.
  • Meet and Greet facility to assist passengers through the Airport experience, with call buttons at car-park payment machines in the east and west car parks. You can also arrange assistance from the car parks by contacting the airport on arrival.  The telephone number is on the directional signage in various locations of the car parks 
  • Specially designated toilets situated within the check-in hall, departure lounge and arrivals hall.
  • Fast-track for wheelchair and special assistance passengers at check-in and security central search if assistance is provided by Cornwall Airport Newquay employees.
  • AviRamp product for boarding and disembarking aircraft. 
  • We can offer the option of a private search at security to preserve your privacy.
  • Information on travelling with assistance dogs can be found here. There is a designated airside dog relief area and Airport staff will support the passenger to clear up any waste.

Assistance through security:

If you would like to be assisted through security then please notify us at check in or the information desk in the main terminal. A member of the special assistance team will accompany you through the security lane. If you’d prefer to access this area at a quieter time then contact us in advance (01637 860600 or [email protected]) and we can arrange the most suitable time.  This can be arranged when you arrive at the airport but you may have to wait a short while we process the passengers currently in security.

Quality Standards

Cornwall Airport Newquay has been rated Very Good by the Civil Aviation Authority for their passenger assistance service. This is based on a number of different areas:

1.    Waiting times 

2.    Annual data on quality standards

3.    Feedback surveys sent to passengers

4.    Engagement with disability organisations through the Airport's Accessibility Forum

Useful Downloads:

  • Inclusion_and_Accessibility_Guide (pdf) Download
  • Inclusion_and_Accessibility_Policy (pdf) Download
  • Passenger_Assistance_Data_October_2019_-_September_2020 (pdf) Download
  • Copy_of_CAA_Quality_Standards_report_winter_21-22_(002) (pdf) Download
  • Copy_of_CAA_Quality_Standards_reporting_template_summer_-_2021_(002) (pdf) Download