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easyJet adds flights from London Gatwick to Newquay

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Newquay Airport is at serious risk of being overrun this Summer, given the number of airlines annoucing new routes.

Aer Lingus, via its Stobart Air franchise, was the first up this week, announcing flights from Belfast City. This was previously a route served by Flybe. There will be three flights per week starting on 28th June, using 72-seater ATR72-600 aircraft.

easyJet is planning to launch Gatwick to Newquay services on 8th June, operating to 30th October.

easyJet adds flights from London Gatwick to Newquay

There will be three flights per week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. You may be able to mix and match with the British Airways service from Heathrow, which restarts on 1st July.

The position for Winter 2021 is unclear. Cornwall Council had tendered for an airline to operate year-round services to a London airport under a ‘PSO’ contract. This would offer financial guarantees if passenger numbers were weak, in return for guaranteed flights. Cornwall Council recently rejected all tenders for the PSO contract, but has said that it may begin a new process in the Autumn.

Newquay doesn’t look like it needs any Government support this Summer. The list of cities with a Newquay connection now includes (E&OE) London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Belfast, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Faro, Alicante, Manchester, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Isles of Scilly, Teesside, Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin, Cork, Dusseldorf, Jersey, Guernsey and Zurich.

Comments (53)

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  • Nick G says:

    So I live in an amber area, visit a green area for child care on a daily basis, but hypothetically end up visiting a red area before a flight…..this is where it doesn’t make sense based on figures. So me and my wife have both had 1st jab both sets of parents 2 jabs. Evidence and uploading of a jab might be the way to go rather than tarnish a whole area as a blanket risk

  • TGLoyalty says:

    Something I didn’t expect I’m in a green area lol

  • EvilGazebo says:

    Zurich to Newquay? How many investment bankers can need direct flights between their second and third homes lol.

  • Jamie says:

    Why the heck would you fly from LGW to Newquay? Isn’t the train like 4 hours? Once you add in all the airport faff you’ve basically broken even in terms of time

    • Ed says:

      Partially depends on where you want to go in Cornwall. But from SW London flying would be quicker by a good 2-3 hours to Newquay. And depending on who was coming with / luggage would be more convenient.

    • Dubious says:

      Doesn’t that depend on where you are going/starting?

      Took me less than an hour by train to Gatwick, a 60 minute wait and a 45 min flight and a 15 minute walk to St Mawgan all for about £60 all in.

      Compare that to taking a train directly would have been over 7 hours to Newquay station and over £100 in costs.

    • Paul Pogba says:

      Only if you’re going to central London. Some will be heading on to other destinations (Qatar and Emirates offer flights from LGW), or to the south east coast.

    • ChrisW says:

      Door to door it’s likely much of a muchness. I’ve done london to edinburgh train and plane and door to door it’s the same time

  • RussellH says:

    I am mildly amused to see that the Jersey list of green UK local auhorities still includes the now non-existent South Northamptonshire, and presumably the other old local authorities now split between West Northamptonshire and North Northamptonshire.

    • Chris K says:

      In fairness the the Northamptonshire council merger took effect 23 days ago. When Jersey were drawing up the list they were probably using data older than that, and it’s possible reporting here hasn’t changed/won’t change for consistency sake anyway.

    • Tony says:

      This has relevance to me too. So Daventry and Northampton are amber but the now no-longer existing south northants is Green. All now make up West northants. Hey ho…

  • Lady London says:

    Thoughts of certain former volde-posters who would have rejoiced in this news about Newquay.

    Stay safe wherever you are.

    Btw has anyone seen @BJ ? haven’t seen any of his posts very recently? hope you’re OK @BJ

  • Hotelier says:

    Half of London in Green … and here goes my luck to be in Amber. Thank you Ealing!

  • Stuart says:

    County Offaly as the only orange zone in Ireland, despite it being the 2nd worst county for incidence rate
    County Sligo which has no new cases in over 5 days is in the red zone…

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