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Newquay airport announces temporary closure

Newquay airport announces temporary closure

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 10:35am 26th March 2020. (Updated at 10:46am 26th March 2020)

Newquay airport has announced that it is temporarily closing due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

It means all scheduled flights to and from Cornwall have been suspended.

It has not been confirmed when the airport will reopen but flight schedules show routes are still scheduled from early May onwards.

The Aerodrome currently remains open to support Cornwall Air Ambulance and also the Coastguard Search and Rescue team.

"Our terminal is temporarily closed, with all scheduled flights to and from the Airport suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

"The Aerodrome remains open to support vital services such as the Cornwall Air Ambulance, HM Coastguard Search and Rescue, and Military operations. 

"Where possible our staff will be redeployed to support the wider response within Cornwall, through the Corserv group of companies."

Cornwall Airport Newquay

You can find information on when routes are currently expected to recommence here.

It comes after Cornwall Airport Newquay joined others from across the country in calling on the government to help support the aviation industry in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bosses added that the airport's services are vital for both businesses and residents across the Duchy.

Up until Wednesday, the airport had said it was 'open and operational'.

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