New base at Newquay for Flybe

30th Mar 2006

Flybe is launching its new base at Newquay International Airport with the introduction of low fares flights to Edinburgh. The announcement of the new hub consolidates Flybe’s commitment to offering cheap fares to regional airports and its commitment to the expansion of its Southwest operations.

The new domestic route comes at a time when Cornish travellers have been let down by recent cut backs in operations from this region, and sees the airline facilitate a key low cost route between Newquay and Scotland for the first time in the airport’s history.

The new route to Edinburgh is a key new link to Scotland’s capital city and business centre.

Mike Rutter, Chief Commercial Officer, Flybe comments: “We have big plans in the South West.  Whilst many of our competitors are route cutting and retrenching back to London, Flybe is expanding in the regions and is committed to bringing flights to your door.

“The new route to Edinburgh shows us responding to consumer demand for a link from the Cornwall to Scotland. The new route will provide a convenient, low cost travel option to the popular UK destination which was previously only accessible by a long and inconvenient train ride. We are committed to delivering on our promise to offer a first class, low fares service from convenient regional airports across the South West.”


Newquay Cornwall Airport is owned by Cornwall County Council. Andrew Mitchell, the Council’s Executive Member for the Economy, says, “For a long time Cornwall has sought air links with Scotland for business and tourism, so we are delighted that Flybe has announced this new route to Edinburgh, and to welcome a new carrier to our fast-growing airport.”   


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