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Here you can find an archive of press releases organised by month which are associated with NQY, the community and its airlines.

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MP for St Austell and Newquay claims air travel can be environmentally friendly

Monday, 15 September, 2014

A Liberal Democrat MP for Cornwall has said it is “no longer true” air travel is unfriendly to the environment.

Stephen Gilbert, whose Cornwall constituency includes Newquay airport, pointed to the carbon footprint of Britain’s biggest 18 airports reducing by 3% while passenger numbers rose by 5% over the last four years.

Growth in regional airports such as Newquay and Exeter are seen by some as vital to the growth of the Westcountry economy.

Cornwall - an ariel tour

Friday, 12 September, 2014

Secretary of State welcomes £6m funding secured for Aerohub Business Park development

Friday, 5 September, 2014

Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, welcomed today’s announcement that Aerohub @ Newquay Cornwall Airport, the UK’s aviation focused Enterprise Zone (EZ), has £6m of new funding for the first phase of its business park.  The development has the potential to create 750 jobs.

July passenger numbers continue to increase at Newquay Cornwall Airport

Friday, 22 August, 2014

Passenger numbers continued to grow in July with over 30,000 people travelling through the airport, resulting in an increase of 24% compared with July 2013.

This positive trend is also reflected in the year to date figures which show Jan – July 2014 passenger numbers were up 32% versus the same period in 2013.

Find out about Newquay Cornwall Airport

Wednesday, 23 July, 2014

Land's End Airport Update - issued by Isles of Scilly Steamship Group

Saturday, 19 July, 2014
We regret to inform passengers that Land’s End Airport will remain closed while work continues on hardening two of the airport’s four grass runways.
 
The airport was scheduled to reopen on Monday (21st July) having closed to allow for the work to take place.

Cornwall identified as possible location for UK’s first spaceport

Thursday, 17 July, 2014

Newquay Cornwall Airport has been identified as a possible location for the UK’s first spaceport for commercial space flight.

A cross-government team, including the UK Space Agency, Civil Aviation Authority and Department for Transport, has published a long list of eight sites that it has identified as potentially suitable for a spaceport.

The Government is committed to achieving a four-fold expansion of the UK space industry to £40bn by 2030, including an ambition to establish a spaceport in the UK by 2018.

Beach Life: Cornwall

Wednesday, 16 July, 2014

Classic Air Force (CAF) joins the Farnborough Air Show

Tuesday, 15 July, 2014

Classic Air Force (CAF), based at Newquay Cornwall Airport is making a high profile appearance at this week’s Farnborough Air Show.  The biennial show runs until Sunday, culminating with a massive air display on both days at the weekend.

Classic is not only participating in the Aerospace in Cornwall exhibit in Hall 1 (stand 9) but is joining the world’s great in aviation by having aircraft in the static park.

Vote Cornwall in the British Travel Awards 2014

Friday, 11 July, 2014

Cornwall is in the running to keep its title as The Best UK Holiday Destination for a sixth year having been shortlisted in the British Travel Awards 2014.

Passenger number continue to increase versus 2013

Monday, 7 July, 2014

Newquay Cornwall Airport sees continued growth in passenger numbers

Newquay Cornwall Airport continues to see improved growth in passenger numbers in the first half of 2014, compared with the same period in 2013.

Between January – June passenger numbers increased from 81,500 in 2013 to nearly 100,000 in 2014, a 23% rise.

June’s performance continued to be strong with passenger numbers up 13% vs June 2013.

Message from Newquay Cornwall Airport's Managing Director

Monday, 7 July, 2014

 

To Newquay Cornwall Airport passengers,

 

Electric Lightning F53 joins Classic Air Force at Newquay

Friday, 4 July, 2014

AN ICONIC Cold War fighter jet from Lancashire is set to become part of the Classic Air Force collection at Newquay Airport.

The English Electric Lightning F53 dates back to the 1950s, yet remains one of only a handful of aircraft able to go supersonic while climbing – and climbing was one of this twin-jet beast's specialities, as it was capable of reaching 20,000 feet in under a minute.

Minister commends Newquay Aerohub as one of the UK's most successful enterprise Zones

Friday, 20 June, 2014

 

Local Growth Minister Kris Hopkins has made an official ministerial visit to Aerohub at Newquay Cornwall Airport, the successful aviation/aerospace Enterprise Zone, located on the state of the art civilian airport.

Land’s End Airport runway hardening gets underway in July 2014

Monday, 16 June, 2014

The £2.6 million project to harden the grass runways at Land’s End Airport will get underway next month now that £1.3 million of support from the European Regional Development Fund has been confirmed.

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company said it would press ahead with the work now before the summer peak season rather than wait until the autumn and risk bad weather affecting the project or causing travel disruption.

Passenger growth continues at Newquay Cornwall Airport

Monday, 16 June, 2014

Newquay Cornwall Airport has seen a 28% growth in passenger numbers since the turn of the year compared to the same period in 2013. Passenger numbers have increased from over 61,500 in Jan - May 2013 to 78,700 in 2014.

Whilst the storms in the early part of 2014 left most of the South West battered and damaged which affected Cornwall’s transport network, Newquay Cornwall Airport maintained its year around services to London, Manchester and the Isles of Scilly. The resilience of the Airport facilitated quick and convenient travel in and out of Cornwall.

Fathers and Sons - Happy Father's Day

Wednesday, 11 June, 2014

Airlines invited to bid for Newquay to London air link

Tuesday, 10 June, 2014

Cornwall Council is inviting airlines to submit bids for the opportunity to operate the Newquay to London air link from the Autumn. 

The Government announced last year that the vital air link was eligible for a Public Service Obligation and in March confirmed that it would provide a financial guarantee for the full four year duration.  Since then the Council has been working with the Department of Transport to develop tender documents inviting airlines to submit bids.

Over 20,000 young people engaged in Cornwall's Greenpower project

Friday, 6 June, 2014

A schools project which first came to Cornwall seven years ago now has almost all of the county’s secondary schools and 40% of its primary schools engaged in learning through science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Visit our stand at the Royal Cornwall Show 2014

Wednesday, 4 June, 2014

Come and visit us this year on stand 341 by the main ring

We are holding a prize draw with some fantastic prizes to be won which have kindly been donated by the following businesses:

Iconic Cornwall from the air

Friday, 23 May, 2014