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