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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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Aviation Minister announces award of contract for Newquay to London air service to Flybe

Monday, 27 October, 2014

Aviation Minister Robert Goodwill and Adam Paynter, Cornwall Council’s Cabinet Member for Partnerships, have today announced that Flybe has been awarded the contract to operate the air service between Newquay Cornwall Airport and London Gatwick for the next four years.

Flying into Newquay on Flybe’s early morning service from Gatwick to make the announcement, the Minister said that the airline would now be operating three daily return flights on weekdays all year round.

Cornwall - Winter Beaches #Love Cornwall

Friday, 24 October, 2014

Cornwall in my bones - a poem #lovecornwall

Thursday, 23 October, 2014

Cornwall's Food Scene #Love Cornwall

Wednesday, 15 October, 2014

Photography Student Adrian Eggett Shoots High at Newquay Cornwall Airport

Monday, 29 September, 2014

Newquay Cornwall Airport has teamed up with The Institute of Photography to create an exhibition celebrating the best of Cornwall. One lucky Falmouth University student, Adrian Eggett, won the opportunity of a mid-air photography experience for his winning picture.

Aerohub at Newquay Cornwall Airport has today opened its doors to the BLOODHOUND SSC project team

Friday, 26 September, 2014

Today the BLOODHOUND SSC project was welcomed to Aerohub at Newquay Cornwall Airport, which will be one of the UK test sites for the pioneering UK project over the coming two years. The unique rocket and jet powered car is scheduled to complete tests at the airport before heading to South Africa for the Land Speed Record attempt in 2015. It will then return to Cornwall for further testing before it goes back to South Africa in 2016 to attempt to achieve 1,000mph.

For more information on Bloodhound SSC click here

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.

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.