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Flybe collapse: Cornwall secures route to Scotland

Flybe collapse: Cornwall secures route to Scotland

Published by Emma Carton at 11:28am 6th March 2020. (Updated at 12:31pm 6th March 2020)

Cornwall Airport Newquay has secured another airline to take over flights to Scotland.

From June, Loganair will operate a twice-weekly service to Edinburgh.

The announcment follows the collapse of Flybe into administration.

Bosses at the airport say they are in urgent discussions to secure other airlines for the affected services.

They said they are "confident that operators for services including Manchester and the important London PSO connection will be found".

It comes after Pirate FM told you how the Newquay and St Austell MP is in talks with the government to safeguard Cornwall's air links.

Steve Double insists that is a top priority and added that he hopes other airlines will be secured 'within weeks'.

"We were deeply saddened at the loss of Flybe for both their staff and passengers. 

"On Wednesday night our priority was to alleviate the stress for those involved, and we taxied stranded Flybe crew members back to their homes in Exeter and Birmingham.

"Moving forwards, we now need to ensure we can continue to serve Cornwall and we are working hard to restore our route network with other airline operators, including our vital PSO service to London. 

"We're delighted that we have been able to secure Edinburgh so quickly and are confident that other routes will follow in the near future".

Interim Airport Director, Richard Thomasson

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