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British Airways announces Newquay to Heathrow route

British Airways announces Newquay to Heathrow route

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 1:18pm 12th February 2020.

Cornwall is getting its airlink to Heathrow back - in a new partnership with British Airways.

Pirate FM told you how Flybe's Newquay to London route is changing back to Gatwick.

Now a new service with British Airways has been announced and it will start this summer.

It means you will be able to fly from the Duchy to both Gatwick and Heathrow.

BA will operate the service five times per week from early July to early September 2020.

Bosses say the new route will not only help support the important inbound tourism market from both the London area and internationally via worldwide connections, but also offer more connectivity and choice for Cornwall’s residents.

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"We are delighted to confirm we can continue to offer this vital link between Cornwall and Heathrow, and to welcome British Airways back to Cornwall this summer. 

"As a global carrier BA will be able to offer passengers one-stop access to the world, as well as more choice in terms of travelling between Cornwall and the capital.

"This really is an exciting time in the history of Cornwall Airport Newquay."

Richard Thomasson, Interim Airport Director at Cornwall Airport Newquay

Bosses added that with this new route to London Heathrow in addition to the new Flybe PSO service to London Gatwick and connections to other international hubs such as Amsterdam (launching March 2020) and Manchester with Flybe, Dublin with Aer Lingus, and Copenhagen with SAS, our region is 'more accessible to the world than it has ever been'.

“This is excellent news and will be alongside the existing Public Service Obligation (PSO) which supports the existing route to Gatwick.

“I am sure residents and businesses of Cornwall will welcome this continued connection to the largest international air hub this summer, and I hope this will become a regular fixture when flying to and from Newquay in future years.”

Steve double, MP for St Austell and Newquay

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