Loganair is to launch flights from Cornwall Airport Newquay next year.
The airline will add a total of four new routes, as follows:
- Year-round service to Newcastle launching on April 1, 2020, with four flights per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday), and additional Saturday flights May to September, and Tuesday and Thursday services in July and August
- Year-round service to Aberdeen also launching on April 1. These will operate nonstop on Sunday, and via Newcastle on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (southbound) and Friday and Sunday (northbound). There will also be additional flights in both directions on Tuesday and Thursday, between July 6 and September 4
- Summer service to Glasgow launching on May 22, with Friday and Saturday flights between May and September, and an additional Tuesday frequency from late June to late August “to cover the important school holiday period”
- Summer service to Norwich launching on April 3, with Monday and Friday flights “throughout the summer”, an additional Sunday service from May to September, and a further Wednesday flight in July and August
Loganair has highlighted the time saving of these new routes over what it says are the existing rail and road options, with the 85 minutes Newquay-Newcastle flight comparing with the fastest daily rail service of nine hours and 38 minutes.
Commenting on the news, Loganair Managing Director Jonathan Hinkles said: “We’re excited to be working with Cornwall Airport Newquay and have been working for some time to develop these routes 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 Cornwall, the east coast of England and Scotland also mean that we’re confident that business demand will sustain the year-round services.”