flybe to introduce daily cross-UK service next March

flybe, the low-fares European airlines based in Exeter, UK, has announced plans to introduce a daily service between Southampton and Glasgow next year, Southampton Airport has announced.

The new flight will commence on March 2, 2023 as part of flybe’s wider schedule, and adds to the airline’s existing flights including Manchester and Birmingham. Tickets are available to book at:

Matt Hazelwood, Chief Commercial Officer for AGS Airports Ltd, which owns Glasgow Airport, said: ‘This announcement is welcome news and will provide even more choice for passengers between Scotland and England’s south coast.

‘I have no doubt the route will be popular with both business and leisure travellers taking advantage of Flybe’s competitive fares.’

The Southampton to Glasgow route will operate using one of flybe’s CO2-efficient De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 (Q400) aircraft with 78 seats. The flight will depart Southampton at 14:45 hours arriving Glasgow at 16:20 hours. On return, the flight will depart Glasgow at 16:55 and arriving at Southampton at 18:35 hours.

British Airways to resume year round services between Newquay and Heathrow

Cornwall Airport has said that its air links with London will resume on Friday July 24, with British Airways operating services between Newquay and Heathrow.

British Airways 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

Cornwall Council 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.’

Pete Downes, 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.’

Separately, 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

Commercial 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.