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 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.

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.

easyJet launches two new routes to Jersey and Newquay, and more seats from Birmingham Airport

easyJet has recently announced the launch of two new domestic routes to Jersey and Newquay from Birmingham Airport

The airline will launch operations from Birmingham with new flights to Jersey and Newquay and fares starting from £22.99. The airline has also added thousands of additional seats on its existing route from Birmingham to Belfast International from July 3, operating six times a week.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, commented: ‘We know our customers can’t wait to be reunited with friends and family or have more opportunity to explore the UK so the new routes from Birmingham should prove popular and will further strengthen our UK domestic network providing customers with even more choice.

‘We also know it is important to our customers to be reunited with loved ones overseas so we continue to urge the UK government to add more countries to the Green list – which can be done safely – to make this possible.

‘We continue to have some of the most flexible policies currently in place so customers can book with confidence and change their plans if they need to, making travel as easy as possible this summer.’

Nick Barton, CEO of Birmingham Airport said: ‘It is great news that EasyJet is offering twice weekly flights to Jersey and Newquay from Birmingham Airport for summer 2021. Newquay and Jersey do not fall under the government traffic light system as they are both classed as domestic within the common travel area, giving ease and flexibility for those needing to holiday or travel for business. These domestic summer sun routes complement the existing Belfast International, Edinburgh and Glasgow services that EasyJet currently offers from Birmingham and we’re pleased that this valued airline customer is expanding its operation for Midlanders.’

easyJet is offering flexible booking policies under its ‘Protection Promise’ scheme. Customers will now be able to change their flights this summer without a change fee, at any time up to two hours before departure, or request a voucher. There are no restrictions on dates or destination; customers can transfer to any flights currently on sale up to the end of September 2022.

British Airways launches new services from Belfast with routes to Exeter, Leeds Bradford, Newquay and Glasgow

British Airways has announced the launch of four new domestic routes from Belfast this summer, providing key links between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK at a time when booking a holiday abroad remains uncertain.

Over the next few months, the airline will start to operate 18 flights a week between George Best Belfast City Airport and Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford and Newquay airports.

Starting from June 16, 2021, British Airways will operate flights from Belfast City to Exeter on Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and to Leeds Bradford on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The airline will operate services from Belfast City to Cornwall Newquay starting from July 3, 2021, twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday; while the new Belfast City- Glasgow service will be operated starting August 2, 2021 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

The new routes will run alongside existing British Airways services between Belfast and London City and London Heathrow airports. The additional services will be operated using BA CityFlyer’s existing fleet of Embraer 190 aircraft. Customers can book via ba.com, with return fares from Belfast to these new destinations starting from £48 each way.

Tom Stoddart, Managing Director of BA CityFlyer, which will operate the new routes, said: ‘We’re delighted to announce these new services from Belfast, which will enhance our regional network and maintain vital connections between Northern Ireland and other key UK destinations.

‘We’re sure these routes will be popular with customers getting away for a UK holiday this summer, as well as those visiting friends and relatives, and we’ll continue to listen to their feedback about where they want to travel.’

Katy Best, Commercial Director at Belfast City Airport, said: ‘Continuity on these services is excellent news for domestic connectivity to and from Northern Ireland. Operated by Embraer 190 jets, these routes will greatly complement the existing British Airways services to London Heathrow and London City enabling passengers to enjoy the excellent British Airways experience to a greater number of destinations.’

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.’

Cornwall Airport Newquay announces successful restart of operations, to add more flights in 2021

Cornwall Airport Newquay, which has reopened in early July, has announced a successful restart of its operations and the expansion of services.

With flight services to London Heathrow, Teesside, Leeds-Bradford, Faro and Alicante resuming in July, the airport has served more than 7,000 passengers in August.

British Airways has carried nearly 5,000 passengers on the new London Heathrow service since it began operations in late July, while Eastern Airways has increased aircraft capacity and the frequency of flights following high demand since launching the new routes to Teesside and Leeds after the reopening of the airport.

Pete Downes, Managing Director at Cornwall Airport Newquay commented: ‘We’re really pleased to see the number of passengers travelling through Cornwall Airport Newquay start to rise in August, as we see more and more customers feeling confident to travel by air with the extensive measures we have in place to keep them safe. The Airport has played a key role in bringing in tourists to Cornwall from across the UK, as well as providing services for Cornish residents wishing to travel outside of Cornwall for holidays or to see family and friends this summer.’

He added: ‘We’re hoping to see a return of flights between Newquay and Dublin this October, operated by Aer Lingus, and we are still working hard to reinstate the important link to Manchester as soon as possible.’

Flights to London Heathrow, Teesside, Leeds-Bradford and Alicante will continue throughout winter, offering connections across the UK as well as some winter sun destinations, the airport said.

In 2021, Scottish Airline Loganair will commence routes to Edinburgh, Newcastle, Glasgow and Aberdeen from Newquay in the spring. While it was originally scheduled to commence operation in spring 2020, Loganair will now start operations in 2021. Further, Channel Islands airline Blue Islands has also confirmed to return next summer with its popular route to Jersey.

Loganair announces new route from Newcastle to Cornwall Airport Newquay

Loganair has announced a new service to Cornwall Airport Newquay as part of expanding its network at Newcastle Airport.

Set to launch on April 1, 2020, the new route from Newcastle to Newquay will enhance connectivity between the North East of England and the South West, with fares from £69.99 one way. All Loganair fares include a free checked baggage allowance, allocated seating and complimentary in-flight refreshments.

The Newcastle route is a year-round service, with four flights per week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Saturday services will operate from May to September and there will be additional flights on Tuesday and Thursday during the school holidays in July and August, taking the service up to daily. Tickets are available for booking now.

Loganair Managing Director Jonathan Hinkles said: ‘We’re excited by these new routes which we’ve been working for some time to develop at just the right level. With more and more people holidaying in the UK, avoiding expensive Euro exchange rates or enjoying a staycation with friends and family we’re confident that the routes will do well.

‘The growing economic links between the North East of England and Cornwall mean we’re confident that business demand will sustain the year-round service.’

Leon McQuaid, Head of Aviation at Newcastle International Airport, said: ‘It is great news that Loganair continue to expand their network from Newcastle with the addition of a route to Newquay in Cornwall. Cornwall is an iconic British holiday destination and I am confident that this will be a very popular addition for our North East travelling public.

‘As one of the airport’s newest airlines, this is the sixth route that Loganair have announced in 2019 alongside Aberdeen, Brussels, Stavanger, Guernsey and Bergen.’

Loganair launched its services at Newcastle in March with routes to Brussels and Stavanger. Since then the airline has added frequent flights to Aberdeen and has announced routes to Bergen and Guernsey for Summer 2020. The airline bases two Embraer Regional Jets at Newcastle, the airport said.

Flybe commences new flight service from Heathrow to Cornwall

Flybe has commenced a new route connecting Heathrow and Cornwall Airport Newquay.

The new year-round service will operate four flights a day, seven days a week. The service will be operated from Heathrow Terminal 2: The Queens Terminal, using a 78-seat Q400 aircraft.

Commenting on the start of this new service, Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling said: ‘The new route from Cornwall to our national hub airport offers significant opportunities for local businesses and people and will help boost tourism across the South West. It’s great to see this new route launched with help from the government, as we work to build a better connected UK.’

Ross Baker, Chief Commercial Officer at Heathrow said: ‘This route highlights our commitment to domestic connectivity and it is fantastic to welcome this regular service between Newquay and Heathrow. Joining our regions to the UK’s only hub airport marks a fantastic opportunity for many including exporters from Cornwall now connecting to global markets and inward investors, tourists and students from all over the world. Now they can all experience the wonders the region has to offer in a much easier and convenient way.’

With the new service, Flybe will operate 10 routes in total from Cornwall Airport Newquay.

Flybe CEO, Christine Ourmieres-Widener added: ‘We are delighted to celebrate with our partners the start of our new Heathrow service from Newquay. There has been an overwhelmingly positive response from customers since we announced the route. It offers multiple choices for onward connections to and from the rest of the world from the UK’s busiest airport – and also on to our own routes there to and from Aberdeen and Edinburgh, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.’

Cornwall Airport Newquay’s Managing Director, Al Titterington, said: ‘It’s fantastic that all our hard work to make sure that Cornwall Airport Newquay has direct access to Europe’s busiest hub has finally come to fruition. The worldwide connectivity that this brings opens up a world of opportunity for Cornwall.

‘Now we have direct flights to Heathrow, we will see the strength of Newquay and Cornwall’s brand abroad grow even further, helping to attract more valuable international tourism to our beautiful county.’