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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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New flights to London Stansted commence from Newquay Cornwall Airport

Monday, 18 May, 2015

To celebrate the new London Stansted to Newquay Cornwall Airport route, passengers on Saturday 16 May 2015 were greeted with a warm Cornish welcome, including local treats provided by a number of Cornish businesses including Rodda’s, Boddington’s Berries, Furniss Foods, and St Austell Brewery, as well as the latest issue of Cornwall Life Magazine.

New route to Dublin launches in style at Newquay Cornwall Airport

Tuesday, 5 May, 2015

Passengers travelling through Newquay Cornwall Airport were on Friday May 1 treated with a taste of Ireland to celebrate the launch of a new direct route to Dublin Airport.

Travellers were offered Guinness tasters in the main terminal area of the airport to coincide with the route’s inaugural flight.

Emergency Training Exercise - 26th March 2015

Thursday, 26 March, 2015

Newquay Cornwall Airport – Emergency Training Exercise

Newquay Cornwall Airport will be holding an emergency training exercise today, Thursday 26th March between 18.30 – 22.30 with local emergency services participating.

The training , in line with the licensing requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority is an opportunity for airport staff and emergency services to test response procedures should an incident occur.


Monday, 23 March, 2015

Please find a press release containing Cornwall Airport Limited’s response to Heathrow commitment to Cornwall, as outlined in their release.

The response is made by Cornwall Airport Limited, the operator of Newquay Cornwall Airport.


Airports in the South West are amongst a group campaigning for a “punitive” air passenger tax to be scrapped

Monday, 16 March, 2015

Newquay, Exeter and Bristol airports believe the air passenger duty (APD) has been the single threat to regional air travel, route expansion and job creation in the airline industry.

The airports have been supported by Exeter-based low cost airline Flybe in calling for the tax to be lifted as it “stifles economic growth”.

Cornish singers landing at Gatwick Airport to celebrate St Piran’s Day

Thursday, 5 March, 2015

The sounds of Cornwall will be filling the air at Gatwick Airport today (Thursday March 5) to celebrate St Piran’s Day – the county’s national day.

Cornwall welcomes visit by Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin

Thursday, 26 February, 2015

Cornwall Council welcomed on the 19th February a visit by the Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin who has spent the day visiting key road, rail, air and maritime projects across Cornwall.

Flybe boosts Stansted summer flights to and from Newquay

Monday, 16 February, 2015

Europe’s leading regional airline will now fly daily to London Stansted during peak summer season

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has added eight more flights to its brand new peak summer service between Newquay Cornwall and London Stansted airports, meaning that Cornwall customers now have the choice of a daily service on this key leisure route that will operate from 16th May through to 29th September, 2015.

Flights will operate as follows:

Depart Newquay (NQY) 1345 Arr Stansted (STN) 1510
Dep STN 1535 Arr NQY 1655

Tourism Minister visits Cornwall

Thursday, 5 February, 2015
Helen Grant, the Minister for Tourism, is visiting Cornwall on Thursday, 5 February to meet key representatives of the tourism industry and discuss the future of the industry. 
The one day visit will begin at Tate St Ives where the Minister will meet John Pollard, the Leader of Cornwall Council; Lord St Levan, Chair of the Visit Cornwall Partnership and Malcolm Bell, Head of Visit Cornwall.

A love story set in Cornwall - #LoveCornwall

Wednesday, 4 February, 2015

Flybe increase flights between Newquay and Manchester to 10 per week

Tuesday, 27 January, 2015

Newquay Cornwall Airport are pleased to announce that Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline will be increasing services between Newquay and Manchester to 10 flights per week, starting 29th March 2015.  Additional flights will operate on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays offering additional capacity to the current daily service which operates year-round. 

Newquay Cornwall Airport passengers numbers increase by 20% in 2014

Thursday, 15 January, 2015

Passenger numbers at Newquay Cornwall Airport continued to grow in the final quarter of the year with over 43,400 travellers using the airport compared with the same period in 2013, an increase of 31%.

New Air Ambulance Base in Newquay

Monday, 8 December, 2014

Six times lucky for Cornwall in the British Travel Awards

Friday, 28 November, 2014

Cornwall has won the heart of the nation and held onto its crown as the Best UK Holiday Destination in the British Travel Awards 2014 for the SIXTH consecutive year.

Having first secured the title in 2009, Cornwall has successfully shunned competition from rival destinations around the country, including Northumberland and Devon which took silver and bronze respectively, to win the public vote and cement its position as the premier visitor destination.

Future development plans for the Airport go to public consultation

Thursday, 27 November, 2014

The Newquay Cornwall Airport Masterplan is being reviewed to consider the changes in the aviation environment over the last 5 years and how the Airport can be developed to help grow Cornwall’s economy and how it can be more commercially and environmentally self-sustaining.  The public is being asked to comment on the refreshed plans as a 6 week public consultation is launched with a two day event to be held in the Airport terminal.

Newquay Cornwall Airport announces new service with Aer Lingus to Dublin for 2015

Wednesday, 19 November, 2014
  • Commencing 1 May 2015, with up to five-times weekly service by summer 2015;
  • Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, is targeting 20,000 passengers in the first year;

Today Newquay Cornwall Airport is pleased to announce that Aer Lingus (Regional) will commence a new service to Dublin from May 2015 operating up to five-times weekly.  The new service brings a new Airline brand and destination to the Airport and signifies the dawn of a new commercial relationship with Aer Lingus.

Flybe announce new service between Newquay Cornwall Airport and London Stansted for summer 2015

Wednesday, 12 November, 2014

Today Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline has announced a new service between Newquay Cornwall Airport and London Stansted as part of its expansion plans from the Airport.  This service will commence in May 2015 and operates from Newquay Airport as part of its summer schedule until September 2015, offering a minimum of 3 departures per week.

Flights will operate on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and one way fares are available from £29.99 including taxes and charges and can be booked at

Newquay Cornwall Airport Masterplan Refresh

Wednesday, 12 November, 2014

Newquay Cornwall Airport provides a significant opportunity for Cornwall to grow an embryonic aeronautical cluster and other airport related business activity and is vital for the connectivity it provides.  Cornwall Development Company (CDC), through the European Regional Development Fund Infrastructure and Business Development Project, has funding to consider how the Airport can be developed to be more commercially and environmentally self-sustaining.