Cornwall Airport Newquay announces exciting winter travel opportunities

As winter blankets the landscape, Cornwall Airport Newquay is encouraging travellers to escape the seasonal lassitude by embarking on exciting getaways to a multitude of enjoyable destinations.

The new travel and holiday offers at the airport include:

* Alicante, Faro, and Malaga:

Ryanair now offers year-round flights to these sun-soaked destinations, providing the perfect opportunity to swap gloomy weather for vibrant culture and delectable cuisine.

* Weekend in Copenhagen with SAS:

Plan ahead for a summer weekend break in Copenhagen with SAS, ensuring a comfortable and convenient journey from Cornwall Airport Newquay to the stylish streets of the Danish capital.

* Zurich Alpine Adventures with Edelweiss:

For those seeking a blend of cosmopolitan flair and stunning natural landscapes, Zurich is the perfect choice. Edelweiss offers twice-weekly flights, opening doors to the Swiss Alps and the vibrant cultural scene of the city.

* Discover Dusseldorf with Eurowings:

Immerse yourself in the modern architecture, art galleries, and lively nightlife of Dusseldorf with Eurowings, offering an exploration of tradition and innovation in this dynamic German city.

* Transatlantic Dreams via Dublin with Aer Lingus:

Cornwall Airport Newquay has you covered for a transatlantic adventure with Aer Lingus, providing flights to the USA via Dublin. Experience the convenience of clearing US customs at Dublin Airport, arriving Stateside as a domestic passenger.

* Emerald Isle Exploration with Aer Lingus:

Explore Belfast and Dublin with year-round flights via Aer Lingus, allowing travellers to immerse themselves in the rich history, lively culture, and stunning landscapes of Ireland.

* Quick City Getaway to London Stansted with Ryanair:

Ryanair offers affordable flights for a quick weekend escape to London Stansted. Enjoy the convenience of a short flight and maximize your time exploring the iconic landmarks, vibrant districts, and cultural attractions of the UK’s capital.

* Daily Connections to London Gatwick with Eastern Airways:

Eastern Airways streamlines travel with up to three daily flights from Cornwall Airport Newquay to London Gatwick, providing a stress-free alternative for business or leisure.

* Year-Round Connectivity to Manchester and Edinburgh with Loganair:

Loganair ensures reliable year-round flights to Manchester and Edinburgh, catering to those planning a business trip or a leisurely escape.

* Channel Islands Adventure with Aurigny:

Aurigny takes travellers to the captivating Guernsey for a summer escape, unlocking the treasures of this picturesque destination.

* Isles of Scilly Dream with Skybus:

Embark on a journey from Cornwall Airport Newquay to the enchanting Isles of Scilly with Skybus.

After a successful summer in 2023, Cornwall Airport Newquay is set to see over 1,000 flights this winter, carrying up to 100,000 passengers – a remarkable 37 percent increase from the previous winter and an 11 percent increase from pre-pandemic passenger numbers. The airport now expects to extend the terminal, introducing new security equipment, and enhancing cafe and retail offerings to accommodate the growing number of passengers and provide an improved customer experience.

Cornwall Airport Newquay partners with Aurigny for summer flights to Guernsey

Cornwall Airport Newquay has announced a new collaboration with Aurigny, introducing direct flights between Cornwall and Guernsey.

Operating every Tuesday from July 23 to August 27, 2024, these summer flights provide a seamless connection between two picturesque destinations.

‘The introduction of these new summer flights with Aurigny is a testament to Cornwall Airport Newquay’s commitment to enhancing connectivity and providing diverse travel options for our passengers. We are excited to offer this convenient link to Guernsey, a destination known for its beauty and rich cultural heritage, and very much look forward to welcoming Aurigny as our 10th airline carrier,’ said Amy Smith, Head of Commercial at Cornwall Airport Newquay.

Aurigny’s Commercial Director, Malcolm Coupar, added: ‘Aurigny is delighted to be working with Cornwall Airport Newquay to introduce the first-ever direct air services connecting the beautiful Islands of Guernsey with the hugely popular and unique region of the UK that is Cornwall. We look forward to developing these services over the years ahead for the benefit of our communities.’

The lead-in fare is £109.98 return, including taxes, for tourists looking to explore the stunning landscapes, historic sites, and vibrant communities in both Cornwall and Guernsey. Bookings can be made on Aurigny’s website.

Loganair resumes its Cornwall and Manchester service

Loganair has resumed its service between Cornwall and Manchester, with the restart of flights from Cornwall Airport Newquay on February 10.

The UK-based largest regional airline will operate daily to provide customers with easy access for short or long breaks, and flexibility for business travellers. Loganair initially planned to recommence its Newquay routes in summer 2023 from March 26, 2023, but with increasing demand for the service, particularly during the February half-term holiday, the airline brought the route back onto sale in November 2022 for a February start.

In addition to the Cornwall-Manchester reconnection, flights will operate from Cornwall Airport Newquay to Newcastle, Edinburgh, and onward services are available to Aberdeen, the Isle of Man and the Scottish highlands and islands.

Luke Lovegrove, Chief Commercial Officer at Loganair, said: ‘It’s great to be back at Cornwall Airport Newquay and to be able to offer our customers increased choice and year-round service.

‘Customer demand for Summer 2023 has been encouraging – so much so that we took the decision to bring forward the relaunch of our Manchester to Newquay service to today in time for half-term. We would strongly encourage customers to book early to avail of the best value fares.’

Amy Smith, Head of Commercial at Cornwall Airport Newquay, said: ‘The connection between Manchester and Newquay is and always has been one of our most popular routes. We’re delighted to have Loganair back serving this market, as well as other much needed connections to Scotland and the North. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Loganair to further build on the relationship and their commitment to Cornwall.’

Flights are available to book at www.loganair.co.uk, and all fares include a 15kg luggage allowance, discounts for children aged 11 and under, and a mandatory carbon offset charge as part the airlines innovative GreenSkies initiative. Regular travellers can also take advantage of the airline’s loyalty programme – Clan Loganair.

Cornwall Airport Newquay announces new direct route to Copenhagen

Cornwall Airport Newquay has said that it has expanded its Summer 23 schedule with the addition of a new direct service to Copenhagen.

Copenhagen joins Newquay’s growing direct European services from Newquay, including Alicante, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Faro, Malaga and Zurich.

With the expansion, Cornwall Airport will welcome the return of SAS’s seasonal service, operating twice-weekly services to Copenhagen, starting from June 2023. The flag carrier of Denmark, Norway and Sweden will use its fleet of CRJ900s on the 1,307-km sector, offering close to 2,500 two-way seats during the peak season.

Amy Smith, Head of Commercial, Cornwall Airport Newquay, commented: ‘SAS joined us in 2019 and witnessed exceptional success when the carrier linked us to the Nordic nation for the first time. Resuming the Copenhagen service will not only enhance the variety of destinations we offer our customers once again, but also re-open the Star Alliance network of over 70 onward destinations in Europe, Asia, and North America. We look forward to working with SAS next year and rebuilding the triumph of this route and developing further with our airline partner.’

‘SAS is very happy to announce the resumption of the route between Copenhagen and Newquay/Cornwall. We look forward to bringing more Scandinavian tourists to enjoy charming Cornwall this summer. The route also offers the residents of Cornwall easy access to discover Scandinavia as well as onward connections from Copenhagen,’ said Erik Westman, EVP & CCO, Network and Revenue management.

With the addition of Copenhagen, Cornwall Airport will now operate to a total of 21 destinations with ten airline partners.

Loganair advances relaunch of Manchester – Cornwall route

Scottish regional airline Loganair has said that it is resuming its route between Cornwall Airport Newquay and Manchester from February 10 – earlier than planned.

The airline had planned to recommence routes within its summer 2023 schedule from March 26, 2023. However, with increasing demand for a direct service between Newquay and Manchester for the February half term holiday, the airline has decided to resume the route earlier than previously scheduled.

Luke Lovegrove, Chief Commercial Officer at Loganair, said: ‘We’re very pleased to announce the early recommencement of our Newquay – Manchester route benefiting those with February half-term travel plans.

‘We continue to work closely with the teams at both airports and are keen to maximise the potential of this route in line with our continued commitment to UK regionally connectivity.’

Amy Smith, Head of Commercial at Cornwall Airport Newquay said ‘It is fantastic that Loganair have decided to return to Cornwall earlier than expected. Cornwall is more than a summer destination and this February start as a result of the demand the airline is seeing is a good indication of that.

‘We’re anticipating continued strong growth in passenger numbers next year and are very pleased that Loganair will play a key part in that as one of our valued airline partners.’

The new service will operate daily, on a mix of Loganair’s 72-seat ATR-72’s and 49-seat ERJ-145’s offering customers short breaks or longer stays for business and leisure purposes. The one hour and 25 minute flight will initially depart at 12.45 from Newquay, moving to twice daily with departure times of 10.35 and 14.00 on select dates from April. Fares commence from £59.97 one-way and are inclusive of 15kg of luggage. Flights are now available to book.

Loganair flights to Edinburgh and Newcastle from Cornwall Airport Newquay will recommence throughout Loganair’s summer 2023 schedule from March. Customers travelling from Cornwall Airport Newquay can also benefit from Loganair’s regional network and join onward connections from Manchester to Aberdeen, Isle of Man and Inverness.

Eastern Airways introduces new route from Cornwall Airport Newquay to East Midlands

Cornwall Airport Newquay has announced an expansion to its route network with the confirmation that Eastern Airways will launch a new daily service between the Cornish gateway and East Midlands.

The move comes in response to demands from Midlands and Cornish travellers, with the new daily flights commencing on Friday February 10. The regional carrier will add over 1,000 weekly seats to the airport’s schedule next year.

Roger Hage, Commercial Director, Eastern Airways, said: ‘This is a major step in growing connectivity from and to the Cornwall base and is the only Midlands service from the Southwest of England.

‘By adding East Midlands Airport with the major cities of Nottingham, Derby, Leicester all within 30-minutes and Sheffield within an hour, this welcome addition to the domestic network at East Midlands will aid those who travel for business, visit friends and family or seek a welcome leisure break with the need for international travel. The major East Midlands hub also offers a wide-ranging level of connections and access to some of the country’s biggest sporting venues outside London.’

Sam O’Dwyer, Managing Director, Cornwall Airport Newquay commented: ‘As we continue to welcome a significant expansion of our route network here at Cornwall Airport Newquay, we are so pleased Eastern Airways has announced a new daily connection between the East Midlands and the Southwest. Our research and passenger feedback has shown there is much demand for a link into the Midlands region from Cornwall, combined with more capacity into London, and the doubling of flights into Humberside is fantastic news. Eastern Airways has been serving Cornwall since 2020 and these latest announcements provide a clear indication of its continued commitment to ensure our customers have more choice available to them when travelling within the UK throughout the year.’

Operating on a low-emission 72-seat ATR aircraft, with a flight-time of little over an hour, the new service will save almost ten hours compared to surface transport options on a round-trip. With fares starting from £68.99 one-way, including a hold-bag, and are on sale at easternairways.com

Besides adding a new UK region to the route map, Eastern Airways has also confirmed expanded flying on its links from Cornwall to London Gatwick and Humberside. The carrier will offer three flights a day on weekdays, all year-round, and increase its flights to Humberside from twice a week to four times a week from April 7, 2023.

Flybe commences services from Cornwall Airport to Manchester and Heathrow

Flybe has commenced its services from Cornwall Airport Newquay on October 30, with a special Cornish cream tea for all passengers on board the flight to Manchester Airport.

This marks the beginning of double daily flights to London Heathrow and daily flights to Manchester Airport from Cornwall Airport Newquay, adding one of the UK’s most popular staycation destinations to Flybe’s domestic routes.

Amy Smith, Head of Commercial, at Cornwall Airport Newquay said: ‘It’s fantastic to be welcoming the new flybe to Cornwall Airport Newquay. The daily flights to London Heathrow and Manchester will add much needed extra capacity as well as additional options for passengers on two of our key markets.’

The cream teas served onboard were made using ingredients sourced from Cornish suppliers, and featured local scones, clotted cream from Rodda’s and jam from Boddington’s Berries, a third-generation Cornish family business. Though the cream teas were a one-off for the inaugural flight, passengers can expect complimentary tea, coffee and juice onboard as a standard on every Flybe flight. For winter, Flybe has also introduced the choice of a hot chocolate.

Dave Pflieger, Flybe CEO, said: ‘After discussions with the team at Cornwall Airport Newquay, we all agreed that there was no better way to commemorate our inaugural flight than to serve traditional Cornish cream teas to ensure customers could properly celebrate this new connection between Manchester and Newquay. It’s a route we think will greatly benefit residents, commuters, and holidaymakers alike. ‘We believe it is critical to add routes like this to our network to not only support flybe’s mission of providing customers with better regional connectivity, but also ensure we continue to provide convenience and comfort at a great value. We’re confident that anyone who partakes in our unique flybe experience will find it’s exactly their cup of tea.’

Flybe operates two daily flights to London Heathrow and one daily flight to Manchester Airport from Cornwall Airport Newquay. Tickets are available to book at flybe.com

Aer Lingus Regional to operate Cornwall-Belfast flights from Summer 2023

Cornwall Airport Newquay has said that Aer Lingus Regional, will commence a new link to Belfast City from Summer 2023.

With a four-times weekly service, the Irish carrier will start operations from April 3, 2023, adding nearly 14,000 seats during the peak season.

Improving the Cornish airport’s connectivity, Aer Lingus Regional has also confirmed an increased frequency of its Dublin service from its existing four-times weekly to daily service starting next summer, expanding connections to the carrier’s transatlantic flights from Dublin.

Commenting on the announcement, Amy Smith, Head of Commercial, Cornwall Airport Newquay said: ‘It’s fantastic that Aer Lingus Regional sees the potential of not only increasing the frequency of our Dublin connection, but also adding a new destination to Belfast for our passengers. We expect fantastic results from both routes next year due to the enhancement of destination options available to those wishing to fly from Cornwall.’

‘The new routes also increase opportunity for overseas markets to reach us with ease, helping us support Cornish tourism,’ Smith added.

Ciaran Smith, Head of Commercial at Emerald Airlines said: ‘We are delighted to be bolstering our services to and from Newquay. We have been very pleased with the feedback we’ve received since commencing our Dublin-Newquay service, and believe Belfast-Newquay is a great new connection for both business and leisure travellers.’

Further, passengers will be able to fly from Cornwall to North America, via Dublin, with smooth connections possible to Aer Lingus’ network of 16 direct routes, including major destinations such as New York, Boston, Chicago, and Toronto. Also, passengers will be able to complete US Immigration pre-clearance in Dublin before boarding connecting flights, saving time and clearance on arrival.

Cornwall Airport Newquay announces return of flybe in time for winter break

Cornwall Airport Newquay has announced the return of flybe as the airport continues to expand its route network.

The regional airline is returning to the skies under new ownership, and is expected to enhance UK connectivity in a responsible and sustainable way. Commencing on October 30, flybe will launch twice daily – Monday to Friday – flights to London Heathrow with daily service at weekends, while also adding a daily link to Manchester. Fares start from £49.99 to London Heathrow and £29.99 to Manchester.

‘We’re delighted to be welcoming the new flybe as our 10th airline partner at Newquay. With daily flights to both London Heathrow and Manchester starting this winter, these new routes will add much needed extra capacity as well as additional options for passengers on two of our major markets,’ said Sam O’Dwyer, Managing Director, Cornwall Airport Newquay.

Flybe CEO, Dave Pflieger, commented: ‘We’re delighted to begin flights to and from Cornwall Airport Newquay, connecting one of the UK’s most popular year-round leisure destinations. Passengers

can benefit from up to twice daily flights from London Heathrow and a daily service from Manchester. Flybe provides passengers with convenience, choice and everyday great value, in addition to offering complimentary tea, coffee, juice and biscuits on all flights.’

When its latest airline joins in October, Cornwall Airport Newquay’s airline portfolio will consist of 10 in total: Aer Lingus, British Airways, Eastern Airways, easyJet, Edelweiss, Eurowings, flybe, Loganair, Ryanair and Skybus.

‘Offering more airline choice and year-round connectivity is a key focus for us and we’re delighted that this latest announcement offers both of these,’ added O’Dwyer.

Cornwall Airport Newquay will keep Cornwall connected this winter with year-round flights to Dublin with Aer Lingus, Manchester and Edinburgh with Loganair, twice daily flights to London Gatwick with Eastern Airways as well as providing a year-round international flight to Alicante with Ryanair.

Cornwall Newquay resumes Skybus flights to Isles of Scilly

Cornwall Airport Newquay has said that Skybus flights to the Isles of Scilly will be reintroduced in this spring season.

Flights from Newquay have been on hold recently owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting UK lockdowns.

Stuart Reid, Chief Executive of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group which operates Skybus fixed-wing flight services, said: ‘We are excited to be reintroducing Skybus flights for our popular Newquay route. The service will add choice for passengers wishing to visit the Isles of Scilly in addition to our existing services from Land’s End Airport and Exeter Airport.’

Isles of Scilly Travel is resuming its Skybus services from Newquay on May 1, with scheduled flights available to book until October 23. Bookings are now open for Newquay routes at www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk.

Pete Downes, Managing Director at Cornwall Airport Newquay, added: ‘We’re delighted that Skybus are able to start reintroducing services between Newquay and the Isles of Scilly as we follow the roadmap to recovery. We recognise how important these lifeline services are for the islands’ population, as well as for connecting leisure passengers from across the UK when tourism is able to restart. We have made significant progress in rebuilding our network, and I’m delighted that Isles of Scilly residents will be able to share the benefits of this.’

Geoff Brown, Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for transport remarked: ‘The return of the Skybus service will boost connectivity for the islands’ residents and, as we move towards the lifting of restrictions, support the local economy as visitors once again return to enjoy all the Isles of Scilly has to offer.’