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easyJet Says No to Newquay-Gatwick Air Link

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11:19am 1st October 2013


Easyjet says it will not take on Cornwall's air route to London Gatwick.

Flybe pulls out of running the service from Newquay Airport in March.

The company has sold its slots to the budget airline.

But in a statement bosses say it is not used enough to make it worthwhile: "Following Flybe’s decision to cease operating between Newquay and London Gatwick, easyJet carefully and thoroughly examined the commercial viability of offering year round services on the route. After much consideration, all of the evidence clearly shows that there is insufficient demand to sustain such a service using an A319 aircraft with 156 seats.

"easyJet believes the schedule announced today best matches passenger demand to and from Newquay to the capacity of these planes."

It added that: "The airline plans to operate four flights per week to and from London Southend from 14 July until 7 September 2014 - on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays which is an increase from three to four per week offering much improved weekend break options for travellers.

"The airline will also fly two services per week between Newquay and Liverpool starting on 3 July until 7 September 2014 – a service it offered this summer. Flights between Newquay and Liverpool will operate on Thursdays and Sundays again providing leisure break opportunities.

"These services will fly thousands of people into the region providing vital support for the local economy over the summer peak."

11:19am 1st October 2013

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