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Cornwall MP hopes to secure new airlines 'in weeks'

Cornwall MP hopes to secure new airlines 'in weeks'

Published by Emma Carton at 7:39am 6th March 2020. (Updated at 12:15pm 6th March 2020)

A Cornish MP hopes the impact of Flybe's collapse will be short-lived.

The airline operated dozens of flights out of Cornwall Airport Newquay.

We are told told that the government is doing all it can to find others to take over.

Loganair recently announced new routes from the Duchy to Aberdeen and Glasgow.

It has since revealed plans to safeguard regional connectivity by taking up 16 routes in the UK.

Cornwall Airport Newquay has confirmed one of those will be its service to Edinburgh: Read More.

St Austell and Newquay MP, Steve Double tells Pirate FM finding replacements is a top priority.

"The number of passengers using these air routes were growing.

"It was becoming more and more important, both for business connections and for tourists.

"So it will present a number of very real challenges if we can't find other airlines to take up these routes quickly.

"I hope that we will be without these connections for just a few weeks and we will quickly find someone else to step in and pick them up.

"Clearly if that doesn't happen, it will be a very difficult time".

Newquay and St Austell MP, Steve Double

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