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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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Cornwall Airport Limited goes out to consultation on airspace designation change

Thursday, 12 November, 2015

Cornwall Airport Limited intends to apply to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for a change to the designation of a small area of airspace in the vicinity of the airport in response to commercial discussion with potential industry customers in the sector of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

This is an exciting opportunity for Cornwall to be in the vanguard of the next big advance in international aerospace.

Flybe announces expanded 2016 Summer Schedule from Cornwall Airport

Tuesday, 10 November, 2015

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (10th November 2015) put on sale its 2016 Summer schedule from Cornwall Airport Newquay featuring nine routes, including two that are brand new namely to Aberdeen and Doncaster Sheffield. This in total offers customers a choice of up to 56 flights a week.

Tickets are available for booking now at with one way fares from £24.99 including taxes and charges and currently available for travel from 27th March through to 30th September 2016.

Cornwall Airport Newquay flies into the Jet age with Flybe

Monday, 2 November, 2015

Cornwall Airport Newquay will be flying into the jet age next summer – thanks to an agreement between Cornwall Council, the Department of Transport and Flybe to operate 118 seat Embraer jet aircraft on the Newquay to Gatwick route.

Ryanair Launches new flights from Newquay Airport

Thursday, 29 October, 2015


Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (29 Oct) launched flights from Newquay Airport, with 2 routes to Alicante and Frankfurt Hahn, starting from April 2016, which will deliver 35,000 customers p.a. at Newquay Airport. Both routes will operate twice weekly, deliver 35,000 customers p.a. at Newquay Airport, Ryanair’s 17th UK destination.

Cornwall Council confirms Airport Development Fee will end from March 2016

Wednesday, 28 October, 2015

Cornwall Council has confirmed it is to cease the £5 Airport Development Fee (ADF) levy currently paid by passengers flying from Cornwall Airport Newquay next year as part of a package of measures to help encourage new airlines to fly from the airport.

Following the introduction of the Public Service Obligation service there has been a 16% increase in the number of passengers using the Newquay to Gatwick route. At the same time there has also been a more general increase in the numbers of people using the airport.

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.