Flybe has announced a number of “new” routes for the winter timetable, with Cornwall Airport Newquay being the beneficiary of several services.
From October 30 the regional carrier will offer a twice daily weekday service between Newquay and London Heathrow, and a daily link to Manchester.
I say “new” because Flybe has operated both routes before, albeit in its previous pre-pandemic incarnation.
British Airways currently offers a summer seasonal service between Newquay and Heathrow, while Eastern Airways flies between Newquay and Gatwick, and both Loganair and Easyjet operate flights between Manchester and Newquay (the latter being a seasonal service).
However Newquay’s gain is Leeds Bradford’s loss, as Flybe’s short-lived flights from Heathrow to the northern airport will end on October 29.
Commenting on the news Sam O’Dwyer, managing director, Cornwall Airport Newquay, said:
“We’re delighted to be welcoming the new Flybe as our tenth airline partner at Newquay. With daily flights to both London Heathrow and Manchester starting this winter, these new routes will add much needed extra capacity as well as additional options for passengers on two of our major markets.
“Offering more airline choice and year-round connectivity is a key focus for us and we’re delighted that this latest announcement offers both of these.”
Further ahead Flybe is also launching three routes from Southampton towards the end of the winter season, with flights to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester beginning on March 2, 2023.
All three of these routes are already served by either Eastern Airways and / or Loganair.