London Southend Airport

Newquay prepares to welcome easyJet with three new routes

Rebranded as Cornwall Airport Newquay in 2015, the airport serving the south-west of the UK also shares its runway with RAF St Mawgan. Prior to the start of the pandemic passenger numbers had been stable for three years at just over 450,000. This represented a considerable recovery from 2012 and 2013 when fewer than 200,000 passengers passed through the airport.

In 2019, the airport’s busiest domestic routes were to London LHR (141k passengers), Manchester (82k), London LGW (40k), Birmingham (21k), Leeds Bradford (18k), Isles of Scilly (17k) and London SEN (16k). Flybe had moved its Gatwick service to Heathrow at the start of S19. When Flybe failed in early 2020, British Airways took up the route starting in July 2020. However, this service only operated during the peak summer period according to Cirium Data and Analytics.

Eastern Airways (from Leeds Bradford and Teesside) and Loganair (from Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle and Teesside) now also operate domestic routes to Newquay, with easyJet set to start service from Glasgow and Manchester in late May and London LGW in early June. Aer Lingus will begin Belfast City service at the end of June.

International services are provided by Aer Lingus to Cork and Dublin, Eurowings will again serve Düsseldorf this summer, while Ryanair offers 2-weekly, seasonal service to Alicante and Faro, while Edelweiss Air will begin Zurich flights in July.

Newquay Traffic 2004-2020

 

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