has said that its air links with London will resume on Friday July 24, with
British Airways operating services between Newquay and Heathrow.
will initially begin operating three flights a week in July, increasing to five
a week in August and daily from September. The service will operate under a
Public Service Obligation, which provides financial support, if required, to
ensure the route is maintained year-round. Tickets are available at www.ba.com.
cabinet portfolio holder for transport, Geoff Brown, said: ‘I welcome the
arrival of British Airways in Cornwall to operate our key route between Newquay
and London. This PSO service not only protects Cornwall’s links with London,
but will also offer excellent connectivity around the world into the future.
‘While it is
vital for our residents and business community that direct flights between
Newquay and London are reinstated, we are taking a measured approach at this
time and I am pleased that British Airways has recognised the importance of a
phased return of the London service.’
Managing Director at Cornwall Airport Newquay said: ‘The London route forms the
cornerstone of our recovery strategy at Cornwall Airport Newquay. In securing a
British Airways service to Heathrow, I’m confident we have the fantastic
airline partner and London gateway that Cornwall deserves.’
Cornwall Airport Newquay said that its newest airline partner, Eastern Airways,
has commenced operation between Cornwall and Teesside International. The route
will operate initially on Mondays and Fridays. Eastern Airways will also be
operating flights between Cornwall and Leeds-Bradford, restoring the popular
route later on this week. Flights are bookable now at easternairways.com
flights were set to resume at Cornwall Airport Newquay from July 4, as new
measures have been put in place to ensure safety for passengers and staff.
Temperature screening has been introduced at the terminal building and anyone
over the age of 11 will have to wear a face covering. Passenger flow around the
airport has been re-worked to support social distancing, and enhanced cleaning
regimes have been introduced.