Cornwall Newquay Airport has been through a lot of ups and downs in recent years in terms of airlines opening and closing routes, especially on the Government subsidised route to London.
The situation for Summer 2023 is looking very positive, however, with Ryanair commiting to three new routes this week.
It is adding routes from Newquay to:
- London Stansted
…. on top of existing routes to:
Ryanair said in a statement:
“As the UK’s most reliable airline, Ryanair is delighted to announce even more growth with our biggest ever Newquay schedule – offering over 25 weekly flights on 5 routes, including 3 new routes to Dublin, London, and Malaga, for Summer’ 23.
“Ryanair is driving Cornwall’s economic recovery through our delivery of year-round tourism, regional investment and support of 90 local jobs.”
The domestic routes appear to be a response to the halving to Air Passenger Duty on domestic flights, which kicks in from the 2023/24 tax year. This corrects the anomaly where, assuming an airline was trying to a country with no departure taxes, a European flight would only incur £13 of Government taxes versus £26 (£13 each way) on a UK domestic flight.