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Cornwall Air Link Gets Government Backing

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7:25am 20th March 2014

Cornwall's air link to London has been given government backing.

Officials have agreed to subsidise the Newquay to Gatwick flight for another four years.

The Council says it will press ahead with trying to find a new operator ahead of FlyBe pulling out in October.

"Today's announcement from the Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander is very good news for Cornwall and Newquay Cornwall Airport" said Adam Paynter, the Council's Cabinet Member for Partnerships.  

"The Government's decision to provide a financial guarantee for the full four year period means that we can push ahead with the tendering process and ensure that the new service is in place by the Autumn."

Chris Pomfret, Chairman of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, said: "Direct air links to a London hub airport are a critical part of our transport connectivity, the importance of which has been highlighted by the recent disruption to rail services. This commitment from Government that funding will be available for the full duration of a four-year PSO beyond the lifetime of the current Parliament is welcome news and something we have pressed for.

"What we must ensure now is that we secure an operator that can deliver a schedule that works for business."

Al Titterington, Managing Director, Newquay Cornwall Airport commented: "The confirmation from the Treasury is welcomed and will allow the PSO process to continue with confidence now that the financial support from the Government is secure."

7:25am 20th March 2014

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