25 FEBRUARY 2019
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On the heels of Flybe’s announcement of Heathrow services (see this issue), Cornwall Airport Newquay has announced regional operator Blue Islands, a Flybe franchise partner, will launch services to Jersey and Guernsey on 3 June.
News of the route, to be operated three times a week with 46-seat ATR 42-320s, was welcomed by airport managing director Al Titterington. “It is fantastic news that from this summer the airport will have more flight options for our passengers,” he said.
“The Channel Islands are currently hard to reach for passengers in our catchment, with them having to either drive hours to the nearest airport with direct services or having to drive to the UK south coast and take a ferry, which could take 8hr or more.
“By offering this seamless 1hr flight to Jersey and onwards to Guernsey, we now have a much more sustainable and customer-friendly option for people wanting to reach this part of the world, and for those in the Channel Islands wanting to reach Cornwall.”
Cornwall Airport Newquay welcomed more than 450,000 passengers last year, while developments in 2019 include a four-times-daily hub connection to Heathrow with Flybe, and new airline partner SAS beginning a twice-weekly service to Copenhagen.
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