Passenger numbers continued to grow in July with over 30,000 people travelling through the airport, resulting in an increase of 24% compared with July 2013.
This positive trend is also reflected in the year to date figures which show Jan – July 2014 passenger numbers were up 32% versus the same period in 2013.
Al Titterington Managing Director, Newquay Cornwall Airport said “I’m really pleased to see all of our services performing well and in particular our new daily Birmingham service operated by flybe which has already carried over 9,000 passengers since the route commenced in May”. Underling the importance of the Birmingham route for leisure and business people alike Mark Peters, MD of Pirate FM commented “I'm not at all surprised this continues to be successful, it’s a fantastic service. I have used the Birmingham and London routes on a weekly basis since March and have saved countless days’ worth of travelling time. This provides a huge business benefit but is even more poignant when travelling back to see the family”.
The connectivity from flybe micro HUBs like Birmingham and Manchester allows passengers to benefit not only from direct access to the Midlands and the North (in under 90 minutes) but also for onward travel through their extensive route network. Titterington commented further stating “These 2 destinations, along with the availability of daily return flights to London Gatwick, offer passengers the opportunity to fly onward to hundreds of destinations worldwide through flybe’s code share and interline partner agreements, offering convenient global connections to the people of Cornwall”.
Notes to Editors:
Cornwall Airport Limited (CAL)
CAL is a 100% owned company of Cornwall Council and is the operator of Newquay Cornwall Airport
The Newquay Cornwall Airport services to Manchester and Birmingham International Airport currently operate with flybe on a daily basis