Cornwall airport network expands

25th Jul 2007

Newquay Cornwall Airport is offering a record number of services to and
from regional airports this summer.Cornwall has always benefited from
enjoying an elongated summer season that sees visitors taking advantage
of this popular leisure destination from early spring right through to
the end of October.

Karen Medweth, Commercial Manager, Newquay Cornwall Airport, said:  “Our
summer schedule is busier than ever before and we’re delighted that we
are on-track to meet our growth target of 400,000 passengers in 2007.
The airlines operating at Newquay offer some great fares and packages,
making accessibility to the region very attractive for holidaymakers and
business travellers alike.”


Air Southwest, the biggest operator at Newquay Cornwall Airport is
offering more than 50 flights a week, providing in excess of 2,500
seats.  Complementing its established scheduled services from London
Gatwick, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, Leeds and Manchester, new this
season, are four flights a week from Cork, featuring lead in fares from
£27 each way, including taxes.  The Cork flights have already proved so
popular that Air Southwest has extended their availability for a further
month to meet demand. Air Southwest works closely with Avis to offer
competitive fly-drive deals on all its destinations, including Newquay.



British Airways, new on the London Gatwick route this summer, is
providing an additional 980 seats.  This British Airways service enables
Cornish residents to connect with onward services to Heraklion, Ibiza,
Tunis, Malta, Las Palma and Sharm el Sheik to name just a few.  These
conncections are available year around from Cornwall’s local airport
avoiding the long road journey previously necessary.  British Airways
also offers car hire from just £33 per day based on 3 to 6 days’ hire
and subject to availability.  (Standard British Airways Holidays terms
and conditions apply.) 


Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has announced a massive 161%
increase in seat availability to Newquay for Summer 2007.  Flybe
returned to Newquay in March with five weekly services to and from
Edinburgh, for the first time this service will operate through the
winter months to meet demand.  A new route from Belfast City commenced
in May and last month flybe announced the start of a weekly service to
Geneva, for the ski season, effective from 15th December 2007 operating
every Saturday until 29th March 2008.


bmibaby is supporting direct daily flights between Manchester and
Newquay with 148 and 131-seat Boeing 737-300 and 500 aircraft,


Ryanair continues its summer schedule with daily flights from London
Stansted to Newquay using 737-800 aircraft in 189-seat layout.  The
Stansted Express links central London with Stansted in just 45 minutes,
making the journey from central London to Newquay easier than ever.


Skybus continues to operate up to seven flights a day between the Isles
of Scilly and Newquay.  The 30-minute flights are operated Monday to
Saturday with Islander and Twin Otter aircraft carrying between eight
and 17 passengers, dependent on demand.


Newquay Cornwall Airport is anticipating a busy winter season with a
charter programme including flights to Prague and Lapland


On the destination wish list for summer 2008, Karen Medweth confirmed,
are flights to Amsterdam and Paris, plus key cities in Germany and
Spain.  “There is also a strong demand for domestic flights from Newquay
to the West Midlands, Newcastle and Glasgow.”



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