New Cornwall Airport Newquay flights announced for next year – Cornwall Live

They will start in February 2023
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It may not be the route to the sun most holidaymakers in Cornwall had hoped for but the new route to the Midlands could see more holidaymakers coming to the Duchy instead. After a flurry of announcements that saw Flybe and Ryanair unveil new routes of their own out of Cornwall Airport Newquay, it is now Eastern Airways' turn.
From February next year, there will be a new daily connection between Cornwall and East Midlands as well additional flights to London Gatwick too. The airline said the new connection will add 1,000 two-way weekly seats to the airport’s schedule next year. The carrier will offer 19-times weekly services to London Gatwick, adding a third daily rotation on weekdays, while doubling flights to Humberside to four times weekly.
Sam O’Dwyer, managing director of Cornwall Airport Newquay, said: “As we continue to welcome a significant expansion of our route network here at Cornwall Airport Newquay, we are so pleased Eastern Airways has announced a new daily connection between the East Midlands and the Southwest."
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She added: "Our research and passenger feedback has shown there is much demand for a link into the Midlands region from Cornwall, combined with more capacity into London, and the doubling of flights into Humberside is fantastic news. Eastern Airways has been serving Cornwall since 2020 and these latest announcements provide a clear indication of its continued commitment to ensure our customers have more choice available to them when travelling within the UK throughout the year.”
Roger Hage, commercial director at Eastern Airways, said: “Adding the new destination of East Midlands significantly improves access to the heart of England and South Yorkshire staycation destination of choice.
"We want to ensure the right services are being offered given Eastern Airways is all about supporting the regions of the UK, connecting people and places, so growing our Cornish network and capacity is a crucial part of increasing connectivity and aiding economic recovery to both business and the UK’s vital tourism sector where sustainable, both with increases to London and wider connections within the UK.”
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