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Cornwall Airport Newquay announces new route to Leeds

Cornwall Airport Newquay announces new route to Leeds

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 1:48pm 10th June 2020.

Newquay Airport has announced a new route as it gets set to reopen following the coronavirus lockdown.

Eastern Airways will be operating a second new route from Cornwall Airport Newquay to Leeds Bradford.

The route will commence on 9th July 2020 and will operate daily Monday to Friday, joining their 3 times weekly operation to Teesside International Airport. A further Sunday service is due to be added from late July.

Bosses say the route between Cornwall and Yorkshire has been a popular connection for many years and there will be many that will welcome the news of its reinstatement following the loss of the Flybe service when the company collapsed in March.

Flights will take just over an hour, saving a road journey time of almost 7-hours.

“This announcement by Eastern Airways of a second new route to Cornwall Airport Newquay is fantastic news.

"It demonstrates a real vote of confidence in our region, and of the potential for domestic air travel to begin its recovery. With flights every weekday, the schedule will cater well for both business and leisure passengers.”

Pete Downes, Managing Director, Cornwall Airport Newquay


“As a UK regional airline, our business is to connect the various business and tourism sectors which are vital to the economic recovery of the UK.

"We’re extremely pleased to serve Newquay re-establishing a link from Leeds Bradford as a time when UK travel begins to return for the summer peak. Our service will save valuable travel time connecting the Cornish coast with Yorkshire.”

Roger Hage, Eastern Airways’ General Manager Commercial & Operations

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