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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.

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  • gareth says:

    Strange- can’t book the Ibiza property still says IHG rewards not applicable

  • 1ATL says:

    How will Jersey determine where I’ve been living? In my case I’ve been living the past 6 months in a green area but my home address where my ID is registered to and all my post goes (which I visit weekly but not staying over at) is in an orange. I’m guessing I’ll be tarnished with the orange brush regardless.

    • Mike says:

      “Tarnished with the orange brush” – there is always Newcastle- you will fit right in

    • Alex says:

      You fill in a declaration before you arrive and they categorise you based on that, so if you’ve been staying in a green area you’d be fine.

      • 1ATL says:

        So it’s based upon self declaration and how I answer rather than being asked to prove it? In which case won’t most people in red/orange areas just try it on with a different area? Or is there a fine to keep in mind? I’m just being mindful of the fact if probed further regarding my declaration I’ve got no document proof of being based where I’ve been for the last 6 months.

        • Alex says:

          There’s no requirement for documentary proof, but a large criminal penalty if someone was discovered to be giving false evidence (and Jersey has a habit of enforcing its laws strictly). But if you’ve stayed in a green region for the relevant period I wouldn’t worry at all about being interrogated at the airport.

    • Chris Heyes says:

      1ATL, Jersey wont determine where you’ve been living, but if you cant remember yourself either (lay of the booze) post some description’s and we’ll try to help you find where you’ve been living
      I looked around my flat but couldn’t see you so it wasn’t here lol

  • Matty says:

    If I travel from Newquay with BA, do I need my passport? It expired in December and I’m not bothering renewing it until I book something to go abroad.

    • 1ATL says:

      BA don’t require any photo ID on domestic flights. Even for checking in a bag, a debit or credit card is sufficient so long as the name matches the reservation. The problem at Newquay is the BA handling agent is a law into themselves and demand all sorts of things that BA don’t require them to see. One of these being an in date government issued photo ID. If your passport is out of date then take something else such as a driving license with your photo on it. If you don’t have anything then I’d probably not bother flying from Newquay.

      • Matty says:

        I have the old style driving licence. Although, I thought even with a photograph that it wasn’t an official ID document.

    • Anna says:

      No – generally they just ask for photo ID on domestic routes so, e.g., a driving license would suffice.

  • YC says:

    What do u think the likelihood of ihg uk free cert will be usable at six senses in the future?

  • Craig says:

    Any experience of the Sim Senses Uluwatu? It’s currently 60k a night as opposed to the IC Bali which is 35k, is it worth the extra?

    • Craig says:

      Six Senses, doh.

    • Michael C says:

      Not been to SS, but they’ll both undoubtedly be spectacular.
      Difference for me is Uluwatu is more remote, so you won’t really be “popping out” to local eateries, etc. But lots of people love the remote!

      • Craig says:

        I’ve stayed at the IC before which we loved. Hopefully have 16 nights in Bali early next year, 10 nights at the Conrad and 6 at the IC os SS?

        • Michael C says:

          Wowww, spectacular trip – impossible to go wrong!
          I’ve seen day-passes (with minimum FB spend) at SS in the past, if that makes any difference!

          • Craig says:

            Thanks, I’ll see how it pans out and how the IHG stash builds up this year.

  • JohnT says:

    What about Guernsey, are they still sealed off?

    • Guernsey Globetrotter says:

      At the moment the minimum self-isolation period is 7 days after which you can be ‘freed’ on a negative test ( from some areas it is still 14 days!) so not really viable for tourists still. Guernsey has been a lot more conservative than Jersey in its approach to COVID management.

      • Alex Sm says:

        Gosh… we have a booking for August moved from last August when flights were cancelled but the hotel said “we don’t care, we ARE open”. The most I got from them is to move my booking to August 2021 which now seems to be in jeopardy again

        • Guernsey Globetrotter says:

          All us islanders are hoping things will have relaxed by August Alex so you never know – you can keep an eye on how the categorisation of areas of the UK impacts the self-isolation rules here https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel/countries
          Goodness knows when we’ll be as relaxed as Jersey though- that doesn’t seem to be the current strategy at all!

          • DWB1873 says:

            “All of us islanders” is not quite true. A substantial number, rightly or wrongly, aren’t keen on travel re-opening. I also know some Jersey people who too are unsettled by Jerseys approach. Cant please all of the people all of the time.

            As it stands, Guernsey will unlock by mid July. So an August trip should be fine – but it all depends on what happens in the U.K.

            Based on current numbers and last summer, looking pretty promising.

          • Alex Sm says:

            @both Fingers crossed!

  • Bill says:

    IOM is reopening fully on 28 June. Between now and then there is a transition period

  • Sam G says:

    Such granularity is pretty ridiculous, I live in one LA area and don’t really interact with anyone else here. My office is in London, my local shops in another county, my gym is in another LA and most of my local and friends and family are in yet another! But they could all be red/Amber but as long as my house was green I’m apparently safe 😂

    • Anna says:

      Exactly – according to this you could live in a green area and work on a covid ward in a hospital and you’d be ok, but if you live in a red area and haven’t left your house for 2 weeks, you wouldn’t!

      • geoff says:

        And you can be from a green area but travel on an aircraft full of red dwellers – you get tested on arrival, by which time you won’t have started to show positive, and then incubate it nicely over the next few days on the island.

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