Together with the crew operating Flybe Nordic’s first flight between Stockholm Bromma and Oslo, the new route was celebrated by Johan Backlund, Swedavia’s key account & development manager, and Antti Kuusenmäki, Flybe Finland’s head of commercial.
Flybe’s three new summer season routes to Newquay in Cornwall in southwest England were celebrated by Flybe captain Alistair Ripper and Keith Marshall, Newquay Cornwall Airport’s Finance Director. (Photo: Toby Weller)
- Flybe launched three new domestic routes to Newquay (NQY) in Cornwall in southwest England on 5 May as well as a new city route in Scandinavia under its sister brand Flybe Nordic. The airlines now serves Newquay each weekly from Belfast City (BHD) and Newcastle (NCL), as well as twice-weekly from Norwich (NWI). All three routes are operated with 78-seat Q400 aircraft seasonally until 22 September. This brings Flybe’s network into Newquay to seven non-stop destinations. Flybe UK Managing Director, Andrew Strong, commented: “We are strongly committed to the South West and to growing the number of destinations we offer from Newquay. The launch of our direct services to Belfast City, Newcastle and Norwich sees us responding to consumer demand, creating convenient and improved transport links to and from Cornwall.” Connecting the Swedish capital’s city airport with the Norwegian capital, Flybe Nordic launched 11 weekly flights between Stockholm Bromma (BMA) and Oslo (OSL) on 2 May. Flights operate twice-daily on weekdays and once on Sundays using ATR72 aircraft. While there is no direct competition at the city airport Bromma, indirect competition at Stockholm’s main airport Arlanda comes from SAS’ 79 and Norwegian’s 43 weekly flights.