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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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.flybe.com
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.
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.