Air Southwest has confirmed it will cease operations to Newquay and Plymouth from September, months ahead of schedule. The carrier - which runs a fleet of four Dash 8 aircraft and employs almost 150 staff - had originally planned to maintain flights until Plymouth city airport is closed in December.
Regional airline Flybe has reported a surge in profits as the aviation sector continues to emerge from the economic recession. In a busy day for UK aviation Air Southwest has also been sold to rival Eastern Airways, while bmi is facing court action in a dispute with the Unite trade union.
UK regional airline Air Southwest has today unveiled its winter flight programme from 14 airports in the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and France with thousands of seats available at all-in fares from £29 for those who book early.
UK regional airline Air Southwest is launching a twice-daily service between London City Airport and Plymouth and Newquay airports from 20 April.The new service, operated on 50-seater Dash 8-300 aircraft, will stop at Plymouth en-route to Newquay, allowing travellers from both Devon and Cornwall to benefit from the new connection to London City Airport.