Monday 16th June 2014
Passenger growth continues at Newquay Cornwall Airport
Newquay Cornwall Airport has seen a 28% growth in passenger numbers since the turn of the year compared to the same period in 2013. Passenger numbers have increased from over 61,500 in Jan - May 2013 to 78,700 in 2014.
Whilst the storms in the early part of 2014 left most of the South West battered and damaged which affected Cornwall’s transport network, Newquay Cornwall Airport maintained its year around services to London, Manchester and the Isles of Scilly. The resilience of the Airport facilitated quick and convenient travel in and out of Cornwall.
The growth in passengers has continued into the spring with April and May 2014 showing 25% and 15% growth respectively compared to the previous year. London Gatwick, Manchester and the new Birmingham and London Southend services are particularly strong.
Commenting, Managing Director Al Titterington said “the growth in passengers is really positive and reflects the upturn in the economy and all routes are performing well. The Airport is a key part of Cornwall & Isles of Scilly transport infrastructure and the connections available for air travel are growing and we hopeful to announce new routes for 2015 in the coming months, which will see this passenger growth trend continue”.
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