Air Southwest to cease operations

15 Jul 2011 by BusinessTraveller

Air Southwest will end all services from Plymouth on September 14, with the remaining Newquay flights ceasing on September 30.

The carrier, which was bought by Eastern Airways last year, has suffered since the decision was announced to close Plymouth airport at the end of this year (see online news April 28).

In a statement the Air Southwest said:

“Air Southwest has taken a decision to cease all its Plymouth services from September 14.  The Newquay flights have been reviewed at length, but are not viable on their own without the association with Plymouth.  As a consequence, Newquay routes to Glasgow, Guernsey, Jersey and Manchester will also end on the same date.

“Newquay services to Aberdeen, Bristol, Cork, Dublin and Leeds Bradford will end on September 30, which regrettably will be the last day of Air Southwest branded flights.  

“Air Southwest was planning to operate while Plymouth Airport remained open, however, despite our original hopes, Air Southwest forward bookings are significantly lower than required and the level of demand is not financially viable.

“All passengers booked to fly after these dates will be fully refunded.

“We apologise for the inconvenience caused, and thank you for supporting Air Southwest.”

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Report by Mark Caswell

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