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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To Newquay Cornwall Airport passengers,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.