in Aerospace

Cornwall Airport Newquay gains Heathrow connection

Posted 22 November 2018 · Add Comment

Cornwall Airport Newquay (CAN) is delighted to announce that after many years of development, in just a few months’ time, passengers will now be able to fly directly between Cornwall and London Heathrow with Flybe.



Above: Al Titterington, Managing Director, Cornwall Airport Newquay; Aviation Minister Baroness Sugg; and Steve Double MP, pictured at the airport last week.
 
Launching services on 31 March 2019, the route will be flown using 78-seat Q400s, with the airline offering four daily flights on the connection.

“This is fantastic news for the Airport, region and the greater South West of the UK,” comments Al Titterington, Managing Director, Cornwall Airport Newquay. “We have been working for many years to make sure that CAN has direct access to Europe’s busiest hub, and with this new service it opens not just a connection to the UK’s leading gateway, but also the world.” Adding further comment, Titterington states: “By having direct flights to Heathrow, it grows the strength of Newquay and Cornwall’s brand abroad, which is great for the local business community and those wanting to visit our beautiful county.”
 
The route to Heathrow will replace the airline’s existing link to London Gatwick, with Flybe’s current operation to the capital operating under a Public Service Obligation (PSO) agreement. “During the first eight months of 2018, over 119,000 passengers flew between CAN and Gatwick, a 12.8% increase over the same period of 2017,” explains Titterington. Further commenting on the move, he states: “While the Gatwick service will switch to Heathrow, the increased demand shows that CAN needs more services to the capital, and with Flybe offering up to four daily flights to Heathrow, up from three at the moment to Gatwick, we will be giving passengers an extra nine weekly departures to choose from.”
 
Handling over 78 million passengers a year, Heathrow is connected to over 200 destinations worldwide. Flybe flights will operate into Terminal 2, Heathrow’s premier and newest facility. This will result in passengers having a smooth and pleasant travelling experience through the award-winning hub, along with easy connections to other terminals for connecting flights, plus direct access for Underground and Heathrow Express services into Central London.
 
John Holland Kaye, CEO at Heathrow Airport said: “We are delighted to secure a more regular service to Newquay, connecting exporters from Cornwall to global markets through Heathrow and making it easier for inward investors, tourists and students from all over the world to get there. Following the successful launch in 2016 of an Inverness service, the UK’s two furthest mainland airports will now be connected to the UK’s biggest port.”

Above: Flybe will launch a four times daily service between Cornwall Airport Newquay and London Heathrow from 31 March 2019. The airline will use its 78-seat Q400s on the route.
 
Flybe’s schedule for its new Heathrow connection, active from 31 March 2019, is shown in the following table:
 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Airbus and Eutelsat deal draws on UK satellite expertise

A new multi-million-pound deal signed today by European businesses Eutelsat and Airbus, will see satellite components and major parts assembled in the UK.

UK doubles F-35 fleet with another 17

The UK is set to double its number of F-35 stealth jets after ordering 17 more aircraft, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced.

Air BP helps bring fossil-free aviation to Kalmar

Kalmar Öland Airport and Kalmar Municipality, together with airlines SAS and BRA and fuel supplier Air BP, have cooperated to meet a 5% biofuel target on all flights from Kalmar to Stockholm.

Marshall to supply military containers to Dutch Armed Forces

The next generation of containers for the Dutch Armed Forces is to be supplied by Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group following the award of a contract worth in excess of £100 million by the Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation

Inmarsat first commercial customer for MHI's H3 launch vehicle

Inmarsat has entered into an agreement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) to be the first commercial customer to place an order for the new H3 launch vehicle.

Cost of comms upgrade could ground some private jets

New research from London based Colibri Aircraft, which specialises in the marketing, resale and purchase of pre-owned private aircraft, reveals it may be uneconomical to upgrade around 11.3% of Europe’s fleet of private jets (219)

ODU SK191217191218
See us at
SMINCW1210050218Aviation Africa 2019