27 JANUARY 2014


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Article from BTNews 27 JANUARY 2014

Flybe Southend Newquay

The short ‘summer only’ Southend – Newquay route which easyJet operated last year and subsequently dropped, has been resurrected by Flybe.  The Exeter-based airline will fly three times per week during 2014 and extend the programme from May through to September.

The service is seen as a boost for Newquay Cornwall Airport which initially lost out with Flybe selling its Gatwick slots to easyJet who were not interested in the route.

Under the terms of the sale Flybe has continued with its three times daily Newquay – Gatwick operation which was due to finish at the end of March.  Last month it announced that the route had been saved and would continue at least until the completion of the airline summer season. (See BTN 9 December)  Flybe also flies from Newquay to Manchester, currently three times a week but daily in the summer.

Paul Simmons, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, says: “It was an easy decision to keep this route alive.  The South West has a lot to offer and our Newquay service will provide a fast and convenient option for those looking to go on holiday to Cornwall.  It’s a win-win for everyone and demonstrates Flybe’s commitment to supporting local economies.”  www.flybe.com

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