Cornwall Airport Newquay to London route to restart with Eastern Airways

The year-round air route between Newquay and London will now be operated by Eastern Airways.

The route, which is funded by the Government under what is called a public service obligation (PSO), will be taken over by the airline in December, Cornwall Airport Newquay has confirmed.

It has not yet been confirmed which airport in London the route will connect with, although Gatwick is believed to be the front runner.

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There have been several attempts to find a new operator to take over the route, which was operated by Flybe until March 2020 when the company went into administration.

Cornwall Airport Newquay
Cornwall Airport Newquay
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The only route running from Cornwall Newquay Airport to London in 2021 has been British Airways’ commercial summer service to Heathrow, which ended in September.

It has not yet been confirmed how frequently the Eastern Airways flights will run or the exact date they will commence.

This route ensures that flights will continue throughout the year, including quieter months that may not otherwise be commercially profitable.

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