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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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Airport Museum re-opens today

Monday, 7 April, 2014

Classic Air Force at Newquay-Cornwall Airport will reopen today (Friday 4 April).  Tim Skeet, Chairman of the Classic Aircraft Trust, the charity which supports the operation, described it as “the start of a fabulous 2014.”

“The full time staff, and the volunteers, have put in a tremendous amount of work over the winter to ensure that for this year we will build on the success of 2013.”  

Newquay Airport supports 'Cornwall is Open for Fun' campaign

Tuesday, 1 April, 2014

Cornwall’s Mascots Protest for Fun!

‘Cornwall is Open for Fun!’ is the message given by a collection of Cornwall’s attractions’ mascots, who turned up at Newquay Cornwall Airport on April Fools day after a week of playing truant from their various parks (Tuesday 1st April) . This was a team-effort to promote the county’s tourism industry.


Monday, 31 March, 2014

Europe’s largest regional airline unveils brand refresh with reinvigorated product, a world-first customer guarantee and commitment to being the ‘Fastest way from A to Flybe’


Welcome for Government commitment to guarantee funding for Newquay to London air link

Wednesday, 19 March, 2014

Cornwall Council has welcomed today’s announcement from the Government that it will provide a financial guarantee for the full four year duration of the Public Service Obligation for the Newquay to London air link.

Over the past few months the Council has been working with the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership and Cornwall’s six MPs to secure the long term future of the vital air link.

The Classic Air Force re-opens 4th April 2014 -‘Spirit of Truro’ has arrived

Thursday, 6 March, 2014

Quickly established last year as a major tourist attraction, Classic Air Force (CAF) at Newquay-Cornwall Airport, will re-open for the summer season on Friday 4 April.  Easter this year falls on the weekend of 18-21 April.

Pleasure flights on the collection’s famous DH Rapide aircraft are scheduled every week and bookings can be made on the CAF website. 


Monday, 3 March, 2014

Apple Aviation lays foundations for its new Hangar at Aerohub @ Newquay Cornwall Airport, one of South West’s largest development sites

Newquay 03, March 2014: Apple Aviation Group (AAG), a successful, UK based aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) company has laid the foundations of its new hangar at Aerohub @ Newquay Cornwall Airport, the location of its base maintenance facility headquarters.

Flybe's fast track 'rescue flights' take off from Newquay Cornwall Airport

Wednesday, 12 February, 2014

Europe’s largest regional airline starts operating three extra daily services to London Gatwick to alleviate loss of direct train service into Cornwall for thousands of passengers

Cornwall Council Leader welcomes the Prime Minister to Cornwall and Newquay Cornwall Airport

Monday, 10 February, 2014

Cornwall Council Leader John Pollard has welcomed today’s visit by Prime Minister David Cameron which, he says, has helped send a clear message that Cornwall remains open for business.

The visit began with a brief tour of Kingsand where the Prime Minister met with some of the local residents who have been clearing up after the storms of the last few weeks.


Monday, 10 February, 2014

Europe’s largest regional airline doubles flights to six a day adding extra 4,500 seats a week to alleviate SW passenger transport woes

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has moved quickly to ensure that Cornwall and the South West has a convenient and affordable lifeline transport link to the UK capital following the severing of the train link between the two regions on Wednesday at Dawlish in Devon.


Monday, 27 January, 2014

Flybe, Europe’s largest independent regional airline, has announced a seventh route to Cornwall for summer with the news today of a three times weekly service between Newquay Cornwall Airport and Southend. The route was abruptly dropped by EasyJet recently leaving many people in the lurch.

Seats are on sale from Tuesday 28th January at with one way fares from £24.99 including taxes and charges and effective for extended summer travel between 16th May and 27th September, 2014.

Newquay Cornwall Airport Travel Habits Survey

Monday, 20 January, 2014

RDC Aviation, working in partnership with Cornwall Development Company and Newquay Cornwall Airport, is undertaking this survey to better understand travel habits and gather opinions on air services to and from Cornwall. (this survey is being funded by the ERDF Convergence Programme)

The survey data will support the Airport’s discussions in attracting new routes and airlines to the airport.

We would really value your input.


Monday, 2 December, 2013

Leading regional airline confirms new deal to retain key route for 2014 summer season

Flybe, Europe’s largest independent regional airline, has agreed a commercial deal with Newquay Cornwall Airport that will enable the airline to continue operating flights between Newquay and London Gatwick from March 30th until October 25th, 2014 on a twice daily basis. The move is specifically designed to provide a seamless service whilst Cornwall Council completes the process for Public Service Obligation (PSO) funding for the route from October 2014.

Come and meet Pudsey at Newquay Cornwall Airport on Monday 11th November

Friday, 8 November, 2013

Please help us support Children in Need 2013



Classic Air Force on BBC TV

Wednesday, 30 October, 2013

Newquay Cornwall Airport gains national coverage

Friday 8th November 9.00pm

Classic Air Force’s unique collection of Cold War jets is expected to figure strongly in a programme to be shown on BBC2 on Friday 8th November. Going out at 9:00pm, Hot Jets is the first of two episodes focusing on the Cold War period, and the aircraft that formed the defences of both sides throughout a knife-edge period of world history.

Press Release issued by Cornwall Council

Monday, 21 October, 2013

Cornwall Council has held initial discussions with the Department for Transport regarding the possibility of the Government providing a subsidy on the route between Newquay and London to help secure the long term future of this vital air link.

Newquay Airport Autumn Spectacular

Wednesday, 9 October, 2013

Classic Air Force at Newquay Cornwall Airport will round up a tremendous opening season with an Autumn Spectacular next weekend (12/13 October).  The massive hangar, the largest space of its kind in South West England, will be fully operational, and there will be a jam packed programme of joy flights by Rapide (a nice steady ride) and Chipmunk (for those who prefer aerobatics) aircraft.