17 JUNE 2013
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Mike Collett, President of Classic Air Force, the ‘living museum’ of active 1940s and 1950s aircraft at Newquay-Cornwall Airport has welcomed next Thursday’s (20 June) introduction of easyJet flights between the former RAF St Mawgan and London’s Southend Airport. The easyJet inaugural comes at a controversial time with Flybe due to drop its flights from Gatwick to Cornwall next March. (see BTN 27 May)
“This is a very big step forward for the airport and backs up fully our opening of Classic Air Force in March”, he said. “Classic has quickly established itself as one of the premier visitor attractions in the South West. easyJet has the most modern of 21st century jets, but its lineage can be traced all the way back to our de Havilland Rapides and Douglas DCs. It is fascinating to think that the Dragon Rapide, with just eight passengers, was the fastest commuter link to London 60 years ago. Even easyJet will be forced to admit that the view from the biplane is probably better than in most seats on its sophisticated jets”.
The easyJet service operates on a Thursday, Saturday and Tuesday (and also Liverpool from 4 July on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday). www.classicairforce.co.uk www.easyjet.com
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