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Flybe to the rescue of Cornish travellers

7 Feb 2014 by Alex McWhirter

Flybe will double the number of weekday flights it operates between London Gatwick and Newquay from next week.

From February 12, the carrier’s existing three flights a day service will be boosted to six daily over an initial two-week period.

The move comes at a time when Cornwall and Plymouth are both inaccessible by rail from London, owing to much publicised flooding and track damage.

Daytime trains from London and other UK regions will be unable to access Cornwall and Plymouth for weeks to come. Bus transfers are being provided instead, while general access by road may also prove problematic depending on which route you choose.

And the popular Night Rivieria sleeper train from Paddington has been cancelled until further notice.

So Flybe’s announcement will improve connectivity and will therefore be welcomed by business people heading to and from the region.

It will operate a 118-seater Embraer 195 on the route.

It would be nicer still were flights to operate between Plymouth and London, but sadly the former’s airport was closed in December 2011.

Details of the new schedules are posted on flybe.com and flights are now available for booking, while information about rail disruption can be found on First Great Western’s website.

flybe.comfirstgreatwestern.co.uk

Alex McWhirter

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